Tuesday, April 7, 2015

SANIBEL JELLY ROLL AND PATIO PILLOWS GIVE AWAY

Summer is coming quickly in my part of the country and Gina Martin's Sanibel fabric is a perfect summer treat to work with. 
I decided do some decorative additions for a patio.  I have provided a tutorial to make these two 18 inch pillow covers.
Not only will I be giving away a jelly roll of Gina Martin's Sanibel, but a second gift of these two pillow covers will be going out to some lucky winner as well.
Leave a message telling me what you would make with the jelly roll and the perfect place at your home for these two pillows. 
Gina's Sanibel fabric turned out to be the perfect addition for patio decor.
Here is a close up of the patio pillows and a quick table runner I put together to match.  The table runner has already left as a birthday gift for a close friend.
Gina sent these beautiful summer fabrics to work with.  I decided to make two different patio pillows.
 I selected for my first pillow six fabrics for the top of my Log Cabin Pillow.
I cut a piece of batting about 22 by 22 inches square and marked a perfect corner to start my log cabin.  I then cut down the two sides to have a perfect 90 degree angle.  
I laid my first 3-1/2 inch square on my perfect corner, and a 3- 1/2 inch strip right sides together and sewed down the edge through the batting.  I opened it up and pressed.
I continued to lay out my log cabin using 3-1/2 inch strips.  Placing each strip first the side strip then the bottom strip right sides together, sewing through the batting, and then flipping them and ironing them nice and flat.
I continued to add my 3-1/2 inch strips, then the final 6th strip I cut 4-1/2 inches and completed my pillow top.
I trimmed my pillow top to 20 inches square.  The top and left side of my pillow were already straight, so I did my trimming on the bottom and right sides only.  I have left my top a bit larger than I need for an 18 inch pillow to allow for quilting that sometimes shrinks up the size of the top. 
I now cut a piece of fabric to back my pillow top, and pinned them together to begin quilting my top. I use large straight flower pins. 
I love thread, so decided to use a different thread color on each row of my top.  I am particularly fond of 28 wt and even 12 wt threads. 
I quilted my pillow top with alternate straight and serpentine stitches.
I trimmed my pillow top to 19 inches square.  My pillow will be 18 inches.  The extra inch will allow for my seams when adding my envelope back with a little extra for a nice plump pillow form.
For the second pillow I decided on a Wedge Pillow. I selected eight fabrics and white Essex Quilters Linen for the background.  I used a wedge ruler that was 3/4 inch wide on top, 3 1/4 inch on the bottom end, and 8 inches long. 

 I drew eight wedges on to Steam A Steam 2 fabric fusible, and applied the fusible wedges to the back of my eight different fabrics and cut them out.

I then cut a 20 inch square out of my white Essex Quilters Linen.  I folded it in half one way and half the other way and pressed it to provide lines to start laying my wedges down.
Once I had my wedges laid out in the above pattern.  I pressed them down to adhere the Steam A Seam.
This is a close up of the center of the wedges.  Note: I trimmed a points on four of the wedges to fit them into the center and tucked the two side wedges under the middle wedges.
I then cut a 3 inch diameter circle out of Steam a Seam, applied it to the face of my selected fabric, and cut it out.
The circle was applied over the middle of my wedges.


Using thread that matched my colors I appliqu├ęd the wedges and center circle with a small zig zag stitch.  I then trimmed my completed pillow top to 19 inches square.
Now that my two pillow tops were complete I cut four 19 by 14 inch pieces of fabric for the envelope backs of my two pillows.
  I ironed on one 19 inch end of each piece a two inch hem and folded under one inch and top stitched the hem.
I then pinned my first pillow back on the top of my pillow front, right sides together.  
Lay your other envelope back the opposite direction on you pillow top, pin all the way around and sew all around the four pillow sides.    Trim the four corners to help when turning and getting a nice pillow corner.  Turn your pillow right sides out and press around the edges.  Repeat the back process for the Log Cabin Pillow top. 

 Here are my two completed pillows.

For more chances to win some of Gina's Sanibel precuts be sure to check in with these blogs for project idea and more prizes.


Tuesday April 7th--sallysangelworks.typepad.com
Wednesday April 8th--iamaquilter.wordpress.com
Wednesday April 8th--jesstoyequilts.wordpress.com
Thursday April 9th--sillymamaquilts.com
Friday April 10th--hadleystreetquilts.com
Friday April 10th--patternandhue.com
Sunday April12th--Prizes will be drawn

56 comments:

  1. Such pretty pillows. Thank you for the great tutorials. I love jelly rolls, they are probably my favourite pre cut because they are ever so versatile. I have some lovely old foxford wool blankets that I want to use to make quilt as you go throws and If I wond I tihnk the jelly roll would be the perfect fabric to use for this project. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  2. This is really fun fabric. I am enjoying the tutorial. I would make a jelly roll strip quilt for my niece or some kind of bag for her.

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  3. You are so creative...love those pillows! I would put them in a very deserving spot on my shady porch where they would catch the eye of every passer-by! With the jelly roll, I'd be making a bright summer beach tote to carry all my gear to the beach or pool.

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  4. Those are the cutest pillows! Just love them! My deck furniture needs some prettying up so I would follow your directions and make some cute cushions for them!

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  5. Thank you for fun tutorials. I would have the cushions in my kitchen as we need some nice new bright ones in there. The jelly roll I would use for scrappy binding, I loathe cutting strips and love the scrappy look. x

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  6. wow nice job i really liked the log cabin pillow top...Ty for ideas and sharing...happyness04431@yahoo,com

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  7. I love those cushion covers!!! Thanks so much for the tutorials too!

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  8. Love those pillows! They would match any room in my house, but I'd probably put them in the guest room (currently being remodeled), so they wouldn't suffer constant abuse (they'd stay pretty)! The jelly roll is always good for something log cabinish! quick and easy...

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  9. HI,thanks for sharing your neat+useful projects!
    HAPPY SPRING!
    msstitcher1214@gmail.com

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  10. Those pillows are lovely! Great use of these fun, cheery fabrics. These pillows would go on my porch for sure!

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  11. I love this collection and I would definitely try to make a quilt from the jelly roll. Those pillows would look great on my patio. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  12. Your pillows are awesome! So colorful and fun.
    nikilsend(at)outlook(dot)com

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    1. I would make a quilt for my grandson with the fabric and the pillows would go to his house for his couch. He lives in a sunny state!
      nikilsend(at)outlook(dot)com

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  13. I love your cushions - they would look great on my new sofa!
    I'd make a picnic quilt from these fabulous colours!!

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  14. I would use the pillows on the chairs on my back deck. I would love a table topper for the table on the deck too.

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  15. I would love to make a cheerful lap quilt from the jelly roll! Or put the pillows on my porch! These fabrics are super cute.

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  16. Your cushions are great! I would love to make some!

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  17. Cute pillows! Thanks for your tutorial.

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  18. These are so fun and cheery feels like Spring. Very nice!

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  19. I'd use these pillows on our porch, to go with a quilt made from the jelly roll! The colors perfectly macht our orange blinds and shades. Thanks for the chance!

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  20. Beautiful! I would use the pillows on my lanai and I would make placemats and a table topper with the jelly toll. Thanks fir the giveaway.

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  21. I would make a table runner or table topper for outside tables and put the pillows on the chairs.

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  22. Those gorgeous pillows would be great in our Living Room...I'm not sure which craft I would use the fabrics for yet tho. Thanks and God bless! ILuvTheEucharist @ aol.com

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  23. Love this fabric and you pillow are so cute!! tsvande@gmail.com

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  24. I love this. I have been trying to think how to brighten up my patio and this is it.

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  25. What Beautiful & fun pillows!! LOOOVE them! would put them in our Family Room! With jelly roll...would definitely make a cool Summer Quilt for the Grangirlie!!!

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  27. I think I'd make a new table runner for the antique pine table in my breakfast nook. That would really brighten up the space. I'd use the pillow covers in my family room, right next to the breakfast nook. My house would be so coordinated for the summer!
    tstanulis@verizon.net

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  28. I would make gifts for World of Charity Stitching.
    Thanks,
    Peggy
    peggy_verdongibbs@att.net

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  29. Your pillows are delightful! I would love to have them on my front porch! Thanks for the tutorial and the chance to win!

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  30. Lovely fabric! I would use it to trim beach coverups for my daughters. sarah@forrussia.org

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  31. Oh those would look so cute on my porch swing. Thanks for the tute and fun!

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  32. I'm new to quilting and have not seen a log cabin done like this before. I would make a tote bag with the jelly roll in the same way as you have made the cushion cover. The cushions would look great on my new garden bench - fingers crossed!

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  33. I'd make some sort of quilt but I absolutely love your pillows. Wonderful.

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  34. I love the bright colors! Who would not be super happy looking at them! I would make a Summer in the Park quilt with the jelly roll and the pillows would look lovely on my bed!

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  35. What fun pillows! The colors are striking (they would both look so beautiful on my porch (wink, wink!)...

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  36. I would love to win this fabric bundle!

    Your cushions look so good. We recently acquired patio furniture and your cushions will be perfect for the chairs!

    thanks!
    merryorganic@gmail.com

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  37. I would make a fun summer quilt with the jelly roll. The pillows would be great in my guest bedroom. Thanks!

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  38. Super colourful work! I am keen to make a Strip and Flip quilt with a jelly roll and those pillows would be supercolourful in my favourite reading chair! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  39. I'd love to make a simple throw quilt for our family room. It would definitely herald spring,

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  40. Those pillows would be absolutely perfect for my garden furniture this summer! I'd use the fabric to make matching accessories like coasters and table mats - maybe even a little bunting :)

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  41. I love your pillows and the fabrics are beautiful! Two of my sons live in Florida so I'd make a pillow for each of them.

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  42. I see summer clothes for my little girl or a table runner or something for the beach...

    determineddebby at gmail dot com

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  43. Your pillows are so pretty! Love those fabrics.

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  44. I want to try another pineapple quilt in summery colors.

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  45. The pillows would be perfect on the patio, of course. But I promise, I won't leave them out in the sun or the rain,

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  46. I'm all about the baby quilts. A little girl due in July.

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  47. I need new pillows for my front porch swing!!

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  48. Cute pillows. The fabric is bright and fresh!

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  49. i HAVE 2 WICKER CHAIRS ON MY FRONT PORCH THAT COULD USE A BEAUTIFUL PILLOW

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  50. This is so beautiful and I love your matching thread picture! :)

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  51. We got a new puppy last fall and he chewed--yes, chewed!!--a hole in our guest room quilt. Now we have relatives coming to visit in June, so I want to hurry up and make a QAYG log cabin for the guest room. This jelly roll would be perfect for that project. The pillows would also be a nice touch for that room--take their attention away from all the fabric I store in there...

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  52. Love the pillows. I would make a baby quilt and put the pillow in my entry. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  53. The pillows will look perfect in the family room and give it a summertime splash of color. I am making sew together bags and a pieced exterior would be so cute.

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