Rose Dream Pillow

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When I saw the new Sizzix Rose Dream die, I knew it was a must have for me!  The Rose Dreams block is a traditional quilt block that also goes by the name True Lover’s Knot, Lover’s Knot, or Endless Chain among other things.  
This is a design that I would like very much to use on a quilt but thought I’d like to test it out first on a pillow to see how challenging it was, you know, to see what I was getting myself into before I cut into a lot of fabric!  I am pleased to say that the blocks went together quite easily!  
Ebony Love has already done a very good job of demonstrating how to sew the Rose Dream block so I will not repeat it, but rather direct you to her tutorial.
As you will see, we chose different layouts. I didn’t include the Drunkard’s Path block that is also include on this die.  Instead, I joined 4 of the Rose Dream blocks together in the more traditional manner.  I did find it necessary to square up my blocks ever so slightly do to stretching on the bias.  When I did that, the completed group of 4 blocks measured 13 1/4″ so I cut my white sashing strips 2 1/2″ wide by that length using the 2 1/2″ strip die. I added cornerstones cut using the 2 1/2″ square die.

I decided to use an envelope closure on the back of the pillow and bind using the same material.
Fabrics used:
Hope Chest by Blend Fabrics (backing and binding) 
Kyla May Smirk Grey Grid, Timeless Treasures
I made this pillow as a gift for a friend.  Did you see how I “signed” it with a fussy cut “A” in the upper left hand corner?  I hope that makes it more special for her.
I’m looking forward to spending more time with the Rose Dream Die. I hope to have inspired you to try it out too!