Two of my daughters have these amazing window seats in their bedrooms and I have promised them pillows and window seat cushions. This past weekend we were able to get curtains hung in their freshly painted rooms (check and check, high five, yeah!). It only seemed fitting that I start to make good on my promise.
So I started with my middle daughter who has the ultimate girly rainbow MonStar quilt on her bed. (MonStar is a pattern from my book Modern Rainbow.) And I still have (well had) this delicious fat quarter bundle of Mirror Ball Dots by Michael Miller. So a pillow using these fabrics seems like a perfect fit.
Ok, so choose 3 Fat Quarters and 1/2 yard for background fabric. (You probably could get away with less fabric.) I chose to work with the cool half of the rainbow: purple, blue, and aqua.
Make your Sizzix sandwich – bottom cutting pad, die cutter with blades up, fabric, and top cutting pad. I could have folded my fat quarter more economically. However narrow you cut it or fold it, consider keeping the tail. This will help nest more die cut shapes from the fabric. Also note that for this pattern, you’ll need to send half the fabric through the machine right sides up and the other half, right sides down. Cut 8 from each color – 4 from each side. Also cut 8 for the bottom background border and the top background border.