Gifty Galore – A Bunch of Crosses pillow

This Gifty Galore project is from the Pillow Pop book by Heather Bostic.

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 also purchased the Little Squares Table Runner Kit to go along with the new Sun Kissed Harvest theme in my living area.

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!


  1. Paula - July 29, 2013

    What a great pillow pattern! Love the crosses (though I’m not a fan of cutting either). I’ve made a couple of envelope backed pillow cases and I love them. And this looks like a great way to practice binding on a small scale (binding is NOT one of my strong suits!)

  2. Mari - July 29, 2013

    Beautiful project Katrina! Love the post!!!

  3. Debbie - July 29, 2013

    I love this

  4. Laetitia - July 29, 2013

    You made a beautiful pillow. I purchased this book a few weeks ago. A bunch of crosses is the pattern that caught my attention. I’m not looking forward to the cutting, but I will give it a go soon.

  5. jenna - July 30, 2013

    Nice job! I love it!