Create a Perfectly Patchy Dresden Sunflower Pillow with HeatnBond

Before we jump into the season of holly and bows, why not create a sweet sunflower pillow or wall hanging? Amy of Sew Incredibly Crazy here to show you how easy you can create this cutie.

Sunflower Pillow Supplies:

18 1/2″ background fabric
40 – 2 1/2″ yellow squares
Variety of yellow fabrics for Dresden – cut the Dresdens to 8″
Dresden template
Aurifil thread – yellow and brown
Oliso Iron
Brown buttons
Brown fabric for sunflower center
Bowl or circle template in the desired size for center
SpraynBond® Basting Adhesive
HeatnBond Lite


Create a Perfectly Patchy Dresden Sunflower Pillow Instructions:

Create the back for the sunflower.  Sew 2 units of 9 – 2 1/2″ blocks and 2 units of 11.  First sew the 9 block units to the top and to the bottom.  Next, sew the 11 block units to the right and left side.

Make 20 – 8″ Dresdens using the template.  Follow the instructions on the back for the Dresden found with the template.

Make a quilt sandwich with a piece of batting and a backing piece 24″ square.  Spray a light mist of SpraynBond® Basting Adhesive to the back of the Dresden created.  Center it on the pillow top.

Applique stitch around the sunflower using a coordinating Aurifil thread.

Using the HeatnBond Lite draw a circle on the smooth side. Iron the circle to the wrong side of the brown fabric.

Cut out the circle and iron it to the center of your sunflower.  Applique stitch around the edge of the sunflower center.  Add buttons to the center of the sunflower.

Finish creating either a pillow or a wall hanging.

Enjoy a sweet little decoration to add to your home.

Need a coordinate gift tag to go with this for a gift! See today’s morning post!

Designer Audrey Pettit created a beautiful Sunflower Gift Tag Set with our Gina K. Designs Graphic Sunflower StampnFoil products!

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