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Fat Quarter Gang - Rock Garden Lounge Pillow by Quilt Dad

Hello! John from Quilt Dad here...

As soon as I saw Pat Bravo's newest collection, Rock 'n Romance, I knew I wanted to make my next Fat Quarter Gang project with this beautiful fabric.  I love the line's description on the Art Gallery Fabrics website: Girly Girl turns into Wild Child in this daring collection. Feminine prints in subdued hues reveal your inner rockstar.” 

Not only do I think this fits Rock 'n Romance to a “T”, but it convinced me that the project needed to be something perfect for a little rockstar in my life: my 8 year-old daughter that is (almost frighteningly) morphing from a girly girl into a bit of a wild child!


I decided to make a fashionable and stylish piece of room décor for her bedroom: a reading pillow for her bed.  I made it in my absolute favorite size: a 16” x 26” lumbar pillow – small enough to make in an afternoon, but sizeable enough to show off some amazing fabrics and be truly functional as a reading and lounging pillow.

To give it a little extra personality, I added some vintage-inspired crochet flowers that I picked up at a local chain store.  Pillows are a great vehicle for trying some new things with fabric embellishment – stamping, iron-on transfers, beading, patches, trims … think outside the box, and give something new a try!


Materials needed:

  • 9 fat quarters of Rock 'n Romance
  • 1 fat quarter of Natural Elements
  • A piece of scrap fabric or muslin measuring 16.5” x 26.5”
  • A piece of batting measuring 16.5” x 26.5”
  • Fabric for envelope back: 2 pieces of fabric measuring 16.5” x 30.5” each
  • 16” x 26” pillow insert (I got mine from Pottery Barn)
  • Optional: vintage-inspired embellishments, like the crochet flowers I got at a local craft shop

Download Rock Garden Lounge Pillow.

Now to get your hands on this rocking collection just head on over to Quilt Dad's blog and leave him a comment on which Rock 'n Romance colorway speaks to your inner rockstar.



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