Thursday, May 21, 2009

Mailbox Scottie

This mailbox is a most favorite landmark I pass on many occasions in my town. I just adore that it's white paint is flaking. If you click on this photo and make it your screen saver, it makes a wonderful pattern for an appliqued pillow.

Cut two 18 1/2" squares of muslin. Trace Scottie onto one square. Position a first piece of fabric in center of drawn dog. Stitch sides of material directly on muslin. (I began with the large white piece in center of dog) Lay your next piece of fabric, patterns facing, along your sewn edge. Stitch same seam allowance. Repeat until muslin Scottie is covered. Lay face down patterned Scottie on second square of muslin. Sew on drawn line. Trim close to seam, clip at curves and points. Cut a slit in the middle of plain muslin, turn inside out. Use scissor points to poke ears and feet neatly. Iron. Embellish Scottie with embroidery, buttons, rick rack, etc. and attach to pillow front fabric.

The Happy Zombie has a tutorial on her blog that will teach you how to make Prairie Points if you would also like them for your trim.

My pillow has found a perfect home in my empty nest son's room. I just love Mailbox Scottie!

Pattern for personal use only.


WILLIAM said...

No offense to the nice pillow but I love the water meter lamp.

Twyla and Lindsey said...

Brilliant idea! I'm going to be looking for patterns in my home town. Twyla

Scrap for Joy said...

The colors is this room are very pleasing-red and tan. The lamp is awesome! My Dad used to make lamps out of interesting things...block & tackle pulleys, old ironstone jugs, a bugle...we used to say if you sat still too long, he'd make a lamp out of you! Wish I had some of them now. Your pillow is the perfect touch on the bed!

vivian said...

I just made a sweet prairie point pillow thursday night. they are so easy!

Patty said...

What a fun project! Thank you for sharing how you made your pillow. I might need to try this. :)