The products featured in this post were given to me by Island Batik.
Welcome! After spending much of April and the first part of May finishing up projects with deadlines, I was pretty excited to see that the May Island Batik Ambassador assignment was a pillow...a fun, small pillow.
Here's my very colorful, quilted 18" pillow cover. It's a random mix of half-square triangles, quarter-square triangles, squares on point, signature blocks, chisel blocks, and squares.
I used my AccuQuilt Go! Qube Mix & Match 12" Block and some of the dies in the 12" Companion Qube (no longer available) to cut enough various pieces to make 36 3.5-inch (3-inch finished) blocks. One of the main reasons I love using my AccuQuilt Go! is I'm not a fan of quilt math. When I cut my pieces to make the 36 blocks I need, I know they will all fit together like they're supposed to. It really allows me to randomly sew and design as I go. (Hmmm...design as you go. Is that a thing? If it's not, it should be!)
I still had quite of bit of my Island Batik Elementz Stack left. I love bright colors, and these fabrics were perfect for my playful pillow.
I ordered quilt labels from Spoonflower so I can label each of my Island Batik Ambassador projects. (The May project is the first one I've labeled so far.)
I prefer to make removable pillow covers so I can swap out covers and don't have to store of bunch of pillows. (This comes in handy for quick decorating around the holidays.) I added a zipper to the back of the pillow.
Easy to unzip and swap out this quilted pillow cover for a different one!
I quilted the cover on my longarm. (It took longer to load it on the longarm than it did to actually quilt it!)