While Sandy was visiting, we went to the Red Rooster Quilt Store in Dublin, Ohio. They have a great selection of 2017 Christmas fabrics in stock!
Jingle Toss by Maywood Studio caught my eye because it has a colorful mix of Christmas words and graphics. I bought 2 fat quarters, a few coordinating fabrics and designed a pillow cover. Here is the result!
I designed the pillow cover to fit a 16 x 16 inch pillow form. It’s the perfect size for my couch…not to big and not too small!
I used three pairs of ties at the top of the pillow to finish the closure. To make these ties, I used extra wide, double fold bias tape. I think the red bias tape ties in nicely (oops…pun intended!) with the red “JOY”. Here is a closer look at the ties, they are knotted at the ends for extra texture.
If you are a beginning quilter, this step by step pattern can guide you through this easy weekend project.
You can download the pattern using this link: Christmas Joy Pillow 07 25 17
I will also post this pattern on the FaveQuilts website. If you haven’t visited the FaveQuilts website, be sure to take a look! You will find hundreds of FREE quilt patterns and amazing inspiration. FaveQuilts hosts a wide variety of quilting tutorials, eBooks, techniques and videos for quilters of all skill levels. Stop by and take a look at all the seasonal quilt patterns they offer and did I mention they are FREE?
I hope this pillow brings you (or someone you love) Christmas JOY for many years to come!