Thursday, December 18, 2014

Flamingos for Christmas

I made this pillow as a Christmas gift for one of my husband's relatives. It's a 12-inch block paper-pieced from a pattern I bought on Craftsy, here.

If you don't know Craftsy, it's a great resource for both free and low-cost patterns from lots of great artists and craftspeople. They offer online classes and tutorials, too.

I used pinks and greens from my scrap pile for the front and binding; I actually have a huge cut of the pink Hawaiian batik I used for the body and binding though.

The backing is a hula-girl fabric I've had for a while. I love it cut up so much more than I did when it was just yardage. Now I want to make all kinds of things with it!

This pattern would be appropriate for someone who's done a little paper piecing- I wouldn't recommend it for beginners but it's not that hard. And it came together just great. I can't wait to give it, except that I may need to make one for me now!

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