That's the Ticket Pillow!





Hi my name's Kelly and I'm SO excited to bring you my very first Moda Bake Shop
tutorial. I hope you enjoy it! If you're looking for a way to perk up your home decor, this pillow's just the ticket! :)

One Punctuation Jelly Roll
One yard of coordinating fabric from the Punctuation line


4 colors of Perle Cotton for hand-stitching- black, red, green and blue
Pillow form (the pillow finishes at about 19" but I used an 18" pillow form)


Choose your strips to make up your 4 blocks. For each block, I used the alphabet fabric, the stripe, the plaid floral, yellow stripe (1/2 a strip per block), dot fabric, and ticket fabric.
You'll use the cream alphabet strip for the sashing through the center of your pillow.

Now, let's cut each set of fabrics into the following sizes:
Alphabet- 2" square (set aside left overs for binding)
Stripe- 2.5 x 2 and 2.5 x 4
Plaid Floral- 2 x 4 and 2 x 5.5
Yellow Stripe- 1.5 x 5.5 and 1.5 x 6.5
Polka Dots- 2 x 6.5 and 2 x 8
Tickets- 2.5 x 8 and 2.5 x 10

Cream Alphabet- 1.25 x 9.75 (2 pieces) and 1.25 x 19.75
Let's make your squares. We'll make one of each of the four colors.
Start with your center square and add the 2.5 x 2 stripe piece to the side.
Add the 2.5 x 4 stripe piece to the top of this unit.
Keep adding pieces to the block. First the side piece and then the top piece.
Each block will have a yellow stripe piece in the center of it.
When you've added all the strips, your block will look like this:
Make one block in each color: red, blue, black and green. Your blocks should measure about 9.75" square. Attach the cream alphabet sashing between two of the blocks. Repeat for the other two blocks.
Attach the longer cream alphabet sashing piece to one of the sets of blocks. Carefully, pin the two units together matching the seams up and stitch together.
Now your pillow top is complete and ready to be quilted. Put together a quilt sandwich (top, batting and backing) and quilt as desired. (I quilted my pillow with clear thread and stitched in the ditch between the blocks with a bit of diagonal quilting for added dimension)
Now, let's do a little bit of hand-stitching through the yellow stripe fabric in the center of your blocks to add a little dash of something to the mix. Use one ply of perle cotton and stitch through the center of your yellow strips matching your perle cotton to the color of your block.

For your backing, cut your yardage into two pieces- 19.75 x 13

Turn under the raw edge of the backing piece (along the 13" edge) and hem the edge.

For the piece of backing that will be the outer overlap, I added a coordinating piece to dress it up a bit. Just use one of your left over jelly roll strips and treat the edge of the backing like the edge of a quilt and "bind it". Overlap the two backing pieces and pin the together with a measurement of 19.75 square. Layer backing (wrong side up) and pillow top (right side up) and stitch around the piece to form your pillow. Make your binding. I used the leftover alphabet fabric strips from the first blocks of my squares and did a scrappy binding for my pillow but you have enough yardage from your backing material to use that if you'd prefer something a little more streamlined. Attach your binding and finish as you would a regular quilt. Insert your pillow form. Sit back and relax and enjoy your new pillow!


One deliciously colorful pillow perfect for nap time or ANYtime!

Hope you've enjoyed this tutorial! With a little bit of planning and a bit more yardage for backing, you can make two pillows from one Jelly Roll so why not cut out two and sew them up at the same time? I'd love to hear from you if you make this project. I'm working on sewing every day in September. Stop by and say hi!

Kelly Lautenbach
{www.kellylautenbach.typepad.com}



35 comments:

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

What a smashing pillow pattern! Thank you!

Karen said...

Hi Kelly....Nice to meet you. This is a gorgeous pillow top pattern! Thanks for posting your tutorial...it looks very easy to follow. I'm definitely going to bookmark it.

Just a thought.....this would make a wonderful lap quilt....made up with a few blocks and borders!

Karen

Valerie said...

Oh, what a wonderful pattern!

Apple Avenue Quilts said...

What a cute and versatile pattern. Thank you so much!

Luv 2 Kreate said...

SUPER CUTE!

Colleen said...

Adorable! I love everything about this pillow -- thanks Kelly.

Jennifer said...

This is a gorgeous pillow - I love how you matched up the fabrics! I can't wait to try it!

Wendy said...

Wow, I love the colors too and especially the added lines of embroidery stitches. I'm making a pillow right now and this gave me some great ideas. Thanks!

lissa said...

Great job, Kelly.
Love it.

-modalissa

Leonie said...

Great tutorial, I will be having at go at making this!

Katie B. said...

So cute, Kelly! Love your pattern.

Nova said...

Wonderful Kelly! Great showcase for the punctuation line. You're brill ;) x

Erin @ two more seconds said...

This is so cute - the pillow is darling and it shows off Punctuation perfectly! Congrats on your first tutorial here too :)

Parthena's Creative Life said...

Thanks for sending this through Modern Quilt Guild. Love this pillow, and congrats on the tutorial on this site.

webmailaddress2 said...

The pillow is very cute! I want to make one too!

Kathy said...

Online tutorials are the next best thing to the invention of the wheel!!!

Jenny Garland said...

Kelly - this is so fabulous! Great job on your first MBS tutorial :)

Laurie said...

LOVE this pillow - beautiful work!!!

Robyn of Coffee and Cotton said...

So lovely. Thanks for the tutorial!

Elizabeth said...

What a treat to see you posting a project here, Kelly! : ) I love it!!

mjohnson_23 said...

proud of you my friend..I'm sure this is the first of many fun tutorials you will be sharing!! Can't wait to see another! PS...if you ever have too many samples, your bestie will take them off your hands..lol :)

traceyjay said...

I like it. :)

Renae said...

Congrats on your first tutorial...can't wait to see more!

celebi74 said...

super!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Jennifer said...

I wish I had just an iota of your sewing talents!

corinne said...

Great pillow. Will be making a couple of this for the bed. Thank you

jodi@Pleasant-Home said...

Great Pillow Kelly! Absolutely love it!

a.niza said...

awesome pillow, great recipe!

Suzy said...

Love the colors and the pattern! Thanks for the great tutorial!

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Jennifer Blosser said...

Very, very, very cute!

AlessandraLace said...

cool, I love it. hugs from Italy

Keith and Kim Kesti said...

Love this tutorial! You have the BEST eye for color. Looking forward to many more. --Kimmers

amandajean said...

that is super duper cute!!

diane.wing said...

Kelly-I'm making this adorable pattern and have a question regarding the cutting measurements. Shall I email you separately or shall I post the question in this comment section?

Jerusha Beckstead said...

I love this pattern! In fact I just started it and I was wondering what the measurement of the first square(alphabet+stripes) is suppose to be because I cut everything as directed and my plaid/flower piece is too short unless I sew it to the top. Please let me know.

jjbeckstead@msn.com