myBearpaw Blog by Jo Avery

Winter Woodland Play Pillow for Fat Quarterly

Fat Quarterly issue 15 is out today and of course it’s all about Christmas!
And, for the first time, I have contributed a project – my Winter Woodland Play Pillow.

I have made a few woodland themed mini quilts, some for swaps and some for commissions, and they have all featured trees with pockets. I thought a cushion version would make a nice festive project.

So we’ve got a wintery tree (a sort of holly/Christmas hybrid!) with some charming woodland animals hiding in and behind it.

Meet Oggle and Rufus. These two feature in a few of my woodland embroideries and it was fun to bring them to life as 3D characters. And yes I know the scales all wrong but we are talking about a 14 inch cushion here!

As in my original woodland (or fairytale) quilts I have embellished the tree top with felt leaves, embroidery and button berries.

I’m a big fan of Fat Quarterly, it is such good value for money as you really do get so many fabulous projects in each issue.
If you are a subscriber then I do hope you enjoy this project, and please let me know if you have a go at making this (unless it doesn’t work out very well, in which case keep it to yourself. Only kidding!).
And if you are not a subscriber then head over to the website and sign up!

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