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Destinations – Reverse Appliqué Pillow + Tutorial!

I’m excited to share a project with you today featuring fabric from the Destinations collection by Anderson Design Group.

The Four Corners Panel features quarter sized panels for Utah, Colorado, New Mexico, and Arizona. These states all meet in what is known as the “Four Corners” – the only place in the United States where four states intersect at one point.

Here is a close-up look at the Four Corners Monument. It reads, “Four States Here Meet In Freedom Under God.”

The panel is a fun artistic representation of the monument, and can be used as-is to make a quilt. Simply add some borders, quilt it, and you have a fun slice of Americana. You can also fussy cut the images into smaller projects, which is what I decided on.

When Beverly McCullough, of Flamingo Toes, made her Vintage Travel Poster Pillow, I knew I wanted to make one in the future. So when I saw the Four Corners Panel, I immediately remembered Bev’s tutorial and got to work.

I used the Arizona section of the panel, paired with our Riley Blake Linen in Dark Gray. You can see the circle has a raw edge. I love this look, especially in the Linen and juxtaposed against the Arizona landscape.

You do machine stitch around the opening before adding the hand-stitching, so you don’t have to worry about the raw edge coming undone.

Bev used a cute pom pom trim around her pillow. I didn’t have any coordinating pom pom trim on hand, so I opted to add a piping edge in Riley Orange Confetti Cotton. I love how the orange coordinates with the hand stitching, and how both accents bring out the gorgeous orange in the Arizona sunset.

Check out Bev’s free tutorial HERE to get started on your very own Reverse Applique Destinations Pillow. This is such a fun and easy pillow to make. You’ll want to make one to commemorate all of your favorite destinations!

Destinations fabric panels, by Anderson Design Group, are available now at your favorite local and online quilt shops. Pick up yours today and share your makes with us on Instagram using #destinationsfabric, #rileyblakedesigns, #iloverileyblake, and tag us @rileyblakedesigns.

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