Pillow Pattern {52 UFO Quilt Block Pick Up}

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Just recently I revisited the Posie Quilt Block— and I just knew i had that block somewhere around in the sewing studio.  Well, I couldn’t find it, however I did find this posie quilt block tucked away in the ufo quilt block drawer and thought it would make the cutest spring pillow and a super easy pillow pattern.

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It is made with 5 yo-yo extra large flowers, appliqued onto the background {how to applique tutorial here} and a fun little 3-d leaf tucked under.

The block is 8 1/2″ square making it really a small pillow, but a great one anyways to make the pillow pattern with.

pillow pattern

Materials needed:

8 1/2″ X 8 1/2″ quilt block

1– 8 1/2″ X 8 1/2″ for back

1– 8 1/2″ X 11″ for back

1 pkg of ric rac

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Pillow Pattern Instructions:

Step 1)  fold each of the back pieces in half, iron

Step 2)  Cut ric rac to 9″ and place on the underside of the larger folded edge

Step 3)  Sew down the ric rac to the folded edge

pillow at patchwork posse

Step 4)  Cut 4 pieces of ric rac 9″ long

Step 5)  Sew each piece to one side of the front of the pillow square {the one edge of ricrac will over lap the side edge.  Sew a very scant 1/4″ so the stitching won’t show when you turn the pillow

Step 6)  Pin the larger backside piece facing down on the front quilt block

Step 7)  Place the smaller folded back piece on top. The folded edge will be in the middle of the pillow

Step 8)  Sew all the way around the pillow

Step 9)  Stuff firmly

Want to know a secret?  I used batting to stuff my pillow!  I grabbed a bunch from under my sewing table and folded it until it was about as large as the pillow and then stuffed that folded bundle inside.  The result is a little bit firmer of a pillow– not to fluffy and soft, but I really like it. You can still manuever it around to the corners a little bit {or you could stuff some polyfil into those too}

pillow pattern patchwork posse

This is part of the 52 UFO Quilt Block Pick Up seriesneed more ideas on what to do with your UFO Quilt Blocks? previous weeks and UFO Quilt Block ideas

pillow pattern

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