Happy Saturday! Are you sewing? Here's a couple easy weekend ideas for you. These are again from my Bijoux fabric quilt market booth.
This big baby (above) is filled with bean bag fill (You can get it at Walmart... I'm loathe to say, but that's the only place I could find it. I hear Bed Bath and Beyond has it too but I didn't check.). I cut all the panels at 18". The seams were pin tucked to give it a little more shape. I used 5/8" seam allowances, and if I had a little more time, I may have serged them for extra secure seams. I would recommend it. If you don't have a serger, you can zig-zag stitch the edges.
Here's a little pillow I made (in the hotel room... I always sew in the hotel room, it's like a "thing" now). It was an extra block I had from my quilt. Do you ever end up with an extra block like I do? Make it into a pillow. This is a millenium block from Judy Hopkins book.
I don't know about you, but I always curve the edges of my pillows. Nothing annoys me more than those pointy corner dog ears you can get. Just put a cup on the corners and trace before you sew. I think it gives it a more polished look.
Have a great weekend, and happy stitching!