I have been seeing Modern Maple Quilts everywhere (just google it–there are some pretty spectacular ones) but last week I was in the mood for a quick project. So, I dug out my scrap bin, pulled out some colors and decided to make a Modern Maple Fall Pillow. And I even did the math (not my strong-suit) to make it fit right 😉 This Maple Fall pillow tutorial fits snuggly in an 18 by 18 inch pillow form (the pillow cover is actually 17.5 by 17.5 but I think it gives a great fit) and they were a fast and easy sew! Just my kind of afternoon project….
Here’s what you will need if you want to make one too.
*3 printed squares cut to 6.25 inches
*1 white square cut to 6.25 inches
*2 white squares cut to 6.75 inches
*2 printed squares cut to 6.75 inches
2 scraps of white and 1 scrap of printed fabric (for stem)
*1 piece of batting 18 inches by 18 inches
*2 -18 inch by 18 inch pieces for back of pillow
* 1-18 inch by 18 inch pillow form
*** I forgot to add—repeat this process one more time—you should have a total of 4 blocks that are half-square triangles. TRIM ALL BLOCKS TO 6.25 inches to match the other squares****
Now lay out your pillow in the following order:
Now using a .25 inch seam, stitch your pillow top in rows (across) then sew your three rows together to form your maple leaf.
I would love to do a huge quilt with one of these in the corner….I think that is my next project 😉