My invasion pillow is complete! Don't you just love it when you have a picture in your head and you make it come to life? It's probably my favorite part of sewing, besides all the fabric! I envisioned this pillow from the moment I opened the box from Fat Quarter Shop and saw among my goodies a Kona Poseidon bundle and the Space Invaders fabric. I saw how well they matched and I thought, "They're coming!" I made this to sell, but I may keep it a while longer because I'm really happy with how it turned out. The back is made from Michael Miller's aqua and white ta-dot with an envelope closure. I quilted a large X through the middle using painter's tape as a guide and then used the guide on my walking foot to make sure the rest of the lines were evenly spaced. I cut (16) 2.5" colored squares, (12) 2.5" white squares, (3) 14.5"x2.5" white strips, (2) 3.5" x 14.5" white strips, and (2) 3.5 x 20" white strips. I used 1/4" seam allowance throughout. If you want to use 1/2" seam allowance when sewing the front to the back, simply make the 3.5" wide strips 3.75". Pillow finishes at 19.5" square so it fits a 20" pillow--a perfect couch pillow!
UPDATE: now listed in my etsy shop
I decided to enter this pillow in the Blogger's Pillow Party. They're giving away lots of cool prizes each month--cool being synonymous with fabric--and since I'm on a fabric diet, I could use a fix. Oops! Did I just sound like a drug addict? Ah, well. The first step is admitting you have problem. :)