Beach Pillow DIY Whale Applique Pillow

Beach Pillow DIY #6, click to see nautical knots,  navy stripe,  painted seastar pillowbuoy pillow, and anchor pillow

Beach Pillow DIY Whale Applique Pillow

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I think the hardest part of this pillow was deciding what beach shapes I wanted to use, what fabric to use and how to do it. I started out thinking I would do a blue and white seastar applique pillow but I just couldn’t commit to the idea. I kept playing with fabric and shapes until it dawned on me, “duh! I should do a whale applique pillow!”. I don’t normally go for applique projects, but this whole Beach Pillow DIY series was about playing with different techniques.

So I found a whale shape I liked online, printed it out and traced it onto some lightweight two-sided fusible web. From there I followed the instructions for the fusible webbing to attach it to my fabrics (I had pre-cut my fabric). An optional step would be to sew either a zig-zag or straight stitch the outline of the whales so that they are sure to stay. I used the Happy Housie’s tutorial for an envelope pillow case to stuff a 17″x17″ pillow.

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And there you have it. The final pillow of the Beach Pillow DIY series.

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While I was making all of these pillows I got some inspiration for my next quilt! I’m still working on some of the details but I’m excited to start another quilt project to share with you.

If you don’t already follow my Nautical Nonsense board on Pinterest, you should check it out. Tons of fun ideas to make your coastal cottage ship shape!