Spring Blossoms and Bunnies Pillow

Materials

  • Cotton prints: pale green, 14” squares, two; lavender floral print scraps (for small flower and inner ear), lavender gingham scrap (for cheek).
  • Wool felt: white (for bunny, bunny tail, and flower center); green scraps (for leaves).
  • Cotton embroidery floss (DMC®): Blanc (white), Lavender (#208), Green (#3052).
  • Lavender buttons, 1/4”, two.
  • Lavender polka dotted ribbon, 1/8”-wide, 10” length.
  • Lavender rosebud, 3/4”.
  • Lavender silk ribbon flowers, 3/4”, three.

Tools

  • Pillow form, 14” square (or fiberfill stuffing).
  • HeatnBond® Lite lightweight paper-backed fusible web (Therm O Web).
  • Disappearing marking pen.
  • Quilter’s basting spray.
  • Sewing machine and matching thread.
  • Needles: sewing, embroidery.
  • Iron and ironing board.

Directions

STEP 1

  • Print out pattern. Follow “Wall Hanging” instructions to make a bunny block on pale green square. (Note: Reverse direction of bunny if desired.)

STEP 2

  • Stitch lavender flowers on pillow front as shown.

STEP 3

  • With right sides facing, pin 14” squares together. Sew around pillow edges in 1/4” seams, leaving opening at bottom to insert pillow form. Clip corners and turn right side out.

STEP 4

  • Insert pillow form; stitch opening closed. Quick Tip: If using pillow form, add small amounts of fiberfill to fill out and add firmness to corners.

Notes

  • 1. Use two strands embroidery floss for all stitches unless otherwise noted.
  • 2. Dotted lines on patterns indicate overlap of fabric pieces; use lines as guide when basting fabric motifs.
  • 3. To save time, machine stitch felt and fabric appliqués using a zigzag or decorative stitch instead of hand embroidery.
by Susan Cousineau

Patterns

http://dd4t7shsv7606.cloudfront.net/patterns/1735/5d617ee3-cc42-4a2c-b422-05348d0e4018.pdf



Spring Blossoms & Bunnies Pillow
Spring Blossoms & Bunnies Pillow