I have have made a whole slew of things for my boys bedroom from quilts to pillowcases to floor pillows to wall hanging so I had lots and lots of little scraps left over. I had strips from Jelly Rolls, I had little charm pieces and I had a few left over 10" by 10" Layer Cake pieces so I decided to cut it up and make them a decorative pillow. We used Reunion by Sweetwater but sad to say this line came out years ago and it very hard to find now. However, Sweetwater recently came out with another collection, Boat House that looks very similar.
I then took all of my scraps and scrabled them to get that scrappy feeling.
Go HERE to read how to do this.
Then I started sewing. I used a whole bunch of 2 1/2" scrap squares but you could do this with what ever size square you want. A charm pack would work well. We used a 1/4" seam for this project.
Sew 8 of your charm squares together making two rows of four.
Sew two strips each with four squares and add them to the block previously made. It will now be a square with a total of 16 squares.
Now add two strips on the right and the left. Each strips should be 8 1/2" x 2 1/2".
Add the top and bottom strips. Each strip should be 12 1/2" x 2 1/2".
Make two strips using the Half Square Triangle (HST) method. Each Strips should have 7 HST's for a total of 14.
Add the strips to the right and the left.
Make two more strips using the Half Square Triangle (HST) method. Each Strips should have 8 HST's for a total of 16.
We then used this block to make a pillow.