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Wool Flower Pillow

A felted wool square makes a bold background for a funky flower appliqué pillow. Combine cotton, ribbon, and wool for a folk art look.


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Inspired by Coneflower Pillow from designer Sue Spargo

Project Maker: Jennifer Keltner

20x32" piece purple felted wool (pillow front and back)
9x22" piece (fat eighth) purple linen or cotton (pillow back)
8x12" piece each of turquoise, medium green, and light green felted wools; orange, turquoise, and green prints (appliqués)
Scrap of dark green felted wool (appliqué)
10"-long piece of 1/4"-wide velvet ribbon: turquoise (hill)
8"-long piece of 1/4"-wide velvet ribbon: green (hill)
1—4-1/2"-long piece of 1/2"-wide linen ribbon: turquoise (stem)
Cotton threads in colors that match appliqués
Perle cotton No. 8: green
Freezer paper
Needles: chenille, No. 24; straw, No. 11
18"-square pillow form

Finished pillow: 18" square

Quantities are for 44/45"-wide, 100% cotton fabrics unless otherwise indicated.

Measurements include 1/4" seam allowances unless otherwise stated. Sew with right sides together unless otherwise stated.