I am being optimistic and calling this post "Part 1" of a series of handmade items for Christmas giving. I can't believe how quickly the end of the year is approaching and although I have lots of Christmas gift making plans, I know that even the best laid plans can go a little awry.
This patchwork pillow is made with the left over scraps from this quilt and a few extras from stash. There are 144 squares each measuring just 2 inches x 2 inches and - true story - a pigeon flew into my house, scattered all of the carefully arranged squares on my design board - and promptly left. Meanwhile, all I did was standby and scream whilst my boys looked on amused. Alas, the new layout is courtesy of the pigeon.
I didn't feel that this pillow, with such tiny squares, needed any more detail and have therefore ditch stitched all of the seam lines (rather than stitching alongside the seam lines). Ditch stitching is not difficult but it does help if your seams are all nice and straight, and if you stitch slowly.
For the back of the pillow I have used a home decor weight zig-zag stripe fabric by Premiere Prints. The pillow cover also has a zippered seam for easy insert removal and cleaning.