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Nautical Star Pillow

Use a white-and-navy colorway to create a nautical-looking summer pillow. Fabrics are from the Cotton Solids collection by American Made Brand for Clothworks.

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Inspired by: Stitch & Switch Summer Pillow from designer Corey Yoder

Quilt tester: Martha Gamm

 

Materials

Yardages and cutting instructions are based on 42" of usable fabric width.

  • 3⁄4 yard solid white (block, border)
  • 1-1⁄3 yard solid navy (block, border, backing, binding)
  • 27"-square muslin (lining)
  • 27"-square batting
  • 24"-square pillow form

 

Finished size: 24-1⁄2" square
Finished block: 18" square

 

Cut Fabrics

Cut pieces in the following order.

    If you prefer to make triangle-squares larger than needed and trim them to size, cut 3-1⁄4" squares instead of the 3-1⁄8" squares specified in cutting instructions.

 

From solid white, cut:

  • 1—5-3⁄4" square, cutting it diagonally twice in an X for 4 medium triangles total
  • 1—5" square
  • 4 —3-1⁄8" squares
  • 4 —3-1⁄8" squares, cutting each in half diagonally for 8 small triangles total
  • 8—2-3⁄4 ×5" rectangles
  • 44 —2-3⁄4" squares
  • 4 —1-1⁄4 ×18-1⁄2" strips

From solid navy, cut:

  • 3 —2-1⁄2 ×42" binding strips
  • 2—14-3⁄4 × 24-1⁄2" rectangles
  • 4 —5-3⁄8" squares, cutting each in half diagonally for 8 large triangles total
  • 4 —3-1⁄2" squares
  • 4 —3-1⁄8" squares
  • 16—2-3⁄4 ×5" rectangles
  • 16—2-3⁄4" squares

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