Have you seen the new Bunny Trail fabric by Jodie Carlton of Ricrac fame for Ella Blue Fabrics? It is the sweetest range – bunnies, radishes, carrots, flowers, and more! I love the pastel colours – pinks, blues, greens, yellows, and pops of orange and red. Totally delightful and perfect to use in baby or children’s projects, not to mention Easter sewing! Bunny Trail will be available in June/July.
I made a Retro Pillow using the Bunny Trail fabric (plus some co-ordinating stripes from the Ella’s Basics range). The Retro Pillow is one of the patterns in my book, A Spoonful of Sugar. It is constructed from machine sewn hexagons, has a hidden zippered backing, and is finished with a crocheted edging. It is a great pattern to really highlight all the fabrics in a range.
The backing can be made from 3 fat quarters. The zipper is hidden behind the placket which makes for a neat finish on the back, and is a great way to showcase more fabrics.
The crocheted edging is added to a blanket stitch foundation.I found the perfect pink crochet cotton for the edging. If you don’t like to crochet, the pillow could be finished with ready made lace or even a colourful pompom trim. Full project instructions and template are available in my book.
Machine sewn hexagons are fast to assemble, making this project easy to complete over a weekend.
I made a Zakka Face Washer to match. They are a useful gift for new babies and can be used as a face cloth or burp cloth. The Quiet Bunnies print, in their pink ombre tones, were perfect for a face cloth. You can find the free tutorial for the Zakka Face Washer here. It can be made in under an hour for when you need a little gift in a hurry!