The wreath and bow are machine appliqued to the background, then given dimension with trapunto (optional). This is an easy project for learning how to do trapunto, if you haven’t already done so. Or, skip that step and layer the top and quilt it as you normally would.
We love the bright colors and can easily imagine this displayed for Easter, as well as for Christmas. This will be lovely in other colors and fabric styles, as well, and for other seasons. We can imagine it in 1930s reproduction fabrics, primitive and civil war fabrics, and traditional green and red. Whatever scraps catch your eye are sure to be pretty in this project.
The finished pillow, by designer Amanda Murphy, is 21 1⁄2″ square .