This pillow (or wall hanger) measures 18″x18″.
To begin with the project, trim all your squares to 2 inches, they can be any color you want, using half square triangles with a solid color helps balance the patchwork, if not, all colorful with solid colors or printed fabric is also gorgeous!
Next, lay your squares in the desired layout, I turned all my half square triangle blocks to the same direction and started sewing it in vertical rows of 2.
Sew rows 1 and 2, 3 and 4, 5 and 6, 7 and 8, all vertically, and then join them together, you’ll have the pillow or wall hanger top done.
Now it’s time to baste our work, using Odif 505 Spray, lay the batting on a safe surface to work in this process, I use my craft room wood floor, as Odif doesn’t stain and the spray works really well containing just the area being sprayed, if all you have is your house floor, go for it!
On top of the batting, lay your quilt top, and also have the fat quarter fabric pressed to lay on the back next. Always spray directly to the batting halfway, first one side then the other about 12” far from the area being sprayed. Repeat the same process on both sides of the batting, as you lay the fabric after spraying, smooth it out to the edges.
Once the work is basted, you don’t have to worry, neither the patchwork nor the batting will move out of place, ODIF 505 spray stick really well and you will be able to do any quilting you want. My favorite is free motion quilting!!!
I made a free motion quilting, following opposite diagonal direction on my squares to form an orange peel.
Choose any quilting to work with on your project.
NOTE: If you want your project to be a wall hanger, simply bind it and it is done!!!!!!
To make the pillow case, cut two pieces of fabric from the other 2 fat quarters, first piece goes at the back bottom and measures 18”x14” and second piece is placed on the back at the top and overlaps the bottom piece, measuring 18” x 12”.
For both of the pieces, fold one side on the horizontal twice (1” each fold) and topstitch. Lay them as shown below and sew all around with a 1/8” seam allowance to secure it in place.
And it’s all done, you’ve made a pillow case!!!! If preferred sew a 5” piece of Velcro in both sides of the opening as an extra closure safety, if not just like this, overlapping is perfectly fine for your “envelope” pillow case.
Thank you again Daisi Toegel.
Daisi Toegel is a Quilter and Pattern Designer from New Jersey, US. You can find her at @daisitoegel on Instagram and her website www.flowersew.com