This is the last in the series of three making geo hearts. Need to move on to something else! But it was fun. In my first post on Tuesday I made a geo heart magnet, then yesterday I stitched up a geo heart tea towel using Moda charm packs, and today I’m making a geo heart quilted pillow.
How cute is Maggie?
Oh, here’s the completed pillow…
Okay, that’s it for the cute dog in front of the pretty pillow. I think I’ll eventually make a quilt using this geo heart pattern. It’s kind of fun, although time consuming. I also want to say that I’m a self-taught sewist. (I just saw that word on a sewing blog so it must be a real word!) There’s probably easier ways to make quilted pillow covers, but this is how I do it!
I picked out 10 of the Moda Charm Pack Blocks. Also cut out four 5″ and two 4 1/2″ squares from a neutral quilting fabric that I just happened to have stashed away.
I then cut the 10 charm pack squares and the 5″ squares diagonally.
Next I arranged the triangles into a geo heart shape and put the two 4 1/2″ squares in the lower corners to complete the design.
I stitched the triangles together into blocks
Then stitched the blocks together on each row
Sewed the rows together
Pressed, then added more of the neutral quilting fabric to make the piece big enough for a pillow top.
Mine was a 23” square pillow form.
2 4 ½” x 16” strip and sewed them on two edges using ½” seams
2 4 ½” x 23” strips and sewed them on the other edges using ½” seam
Then I cut one 23” piece of fleece and pinned it to the back of the pillow cover.
I machine quilted around each triangle in the heart then machine quilted around the heart.
Then I made the back. I forgot to take pictures of the steps but you can go to my envelope-style pillow cover post–same method but with pictures!
Two 16” x 23” pieces of fabric
Two 16” x 23” pieces of fleece
Sew the fleece to the wrong sides of the fabric with a 3/8″ seam. Trim.
Turn under ½” on one 23” side, then turn 1” under and stitch. Do the same on the second back piece.
Layer the back pieces on the pillow cover, right sides together. Trim corners, turn right side out.
Insert pillow form.
Very Pretty! Something fun to do on a rainy day.