This book is full of fun and fabulous pillows, and perfect for scraps! There were quite a few pillows that caught my eye, but I really liked the bold graphic look of the “A Bunch of Crosses” pillow and knew it would go well with the cider-sipping feeling of Sun Kissed Harvest.
I’m not a huge fan of the cutting process so the very beginning of the project was a bit tedious for me (cutting 120 squares!), but once I got past that point, it was fun to put together. I had my squares all laid out so that I could see where everything was going before I sewed it all up. I had it looking great, and then my cat jumped on it. Needless to say, I had to start over! I quickly took a picture so I could at least remember how I had the squares before another cat bomb happened.
Sewing up the rows, and sewing the rows together went by fairly quickly. I’m not sure where it messed up, but I have a few crosses that don’t exactly cross, but that’s okay. I’m not a perfectionist and the quilting masks it a bit anyhow. It will still be nice to add this to my couch and warm up my living room.
I’ve made a few pillows in my sewing days, but I’ve never added a binding around the outside. I was a bit nervous about it not coming out even, but I think it adds a nice touch to the whole project. It was also my first time using the Clover Wonder Clips and they are nothing short of amazing. The back was simple enough with an easy-to-use envelope opening. There are several different methods for the back of the pillow, but I like the ease and versatility of the envelope backs.
I’m really in love with the idea of how small of a project pillows are so I’ll probably be referring back to this book for more ideas. If you’re a pillow lover too I suggest checking out Heather’s book. I have a few friends and family members who might just find themselves with some new pillows come Christmastime!