Quilts and home decor are my favorite things to work on. My sewing table is my happy place. Ok, the pool on a sunny day is really my happy place, but that’s another story. The chevron pattern, below, was meant to be a quilt. I had seen a couple of fun chevron quilts on Pinterest and decided I needed one. As I started putting the blocks together, I set them on top of a large floor pillow I had just finished and immediately decided it would be a really cute floor pillow instead. I have several extra blocks now, but I guess that just means I need a quilt to go with my new floor pillow.
When I finished the pillow top, I made it into a mini quilt. The top has three layers – like a little quilt sandwich. Then, I did a quick stitch in the ditch to hold the quilted layers together. (Stitch in the ditch just means that I quilted right in the lines that were already there.) Once the top was complete, I added a zipper and the backing. A quick trip to the fabric store and my 40% off coupon afforded me this 27″ square pillow insert. I LOVE putting zippers in these pillows because I can change them out whenever the mood strikes, they are easy to wash, and (let’s be honest) we have kids and a dog.
If you sew, and you’re dying to make one, here is a clear picture.