I just made this pillow for my daughter. Her favorite animal from her favorite video game = Easter perfection. She loves playing the Stardew Valley video game (so do I), so I know she's going to flip when I give this to her. It's a 16" pillow that will go great in her bedroom.
I used Adobe Illustrator to make Eric Barone's design come to life. I also mocked up a bouquet, which I may make later on. Or wouldn't it be a cool cross-stitch?
I gathered some solid fabrics and printed my map.
I started the layout on the design wall and I got that anxious excited feeling since I knew it was going to turn out so cute!
I filled in the background with larger squares, tile-style.
Then simple, meditative sewing.
These seams are small (1/8"), and I like to press them open for ease in quilting later on. This mini iron is so, so perfect for this task.
Here's the back of the patchwork panel. That mini iron makes pretty quick work of the seam-pressing.
And the front. Love it!
Somebunny is getting quilted. I stitched a simple cross-hatch...
...that gives dreamy texture galorrrrrrrre. It's almost shimmery, even though I only used solids. For the thread, I used Aurifil 30wt in Dove. For the fabrics, I used Kona Cotton by Robert Kaufman.
The finished pillow back has a simple and pretty tied-knot, using a Cotton + Steel basic.
I love how this fabric swatch magnet board is both a helpful tool and a piece of art on its own. It looks so good in my sewing room!
Ah, Endor. Beautiful ancient trees. Rebels and troopers on speeder bikes...