For the past few days, I have been following along with the Cushion for Christmas blog hop hosted by Ms Midge - if you haven't already checked out all of these fabulous pillows then you can do so here.
So when we decided last week that we would do a "Secret Santa" gift swap among my husbands family for Christmas I thought that I would make a pillow for the secret recipient whom I happen to know loves giraffes:)
I already had a panel of Cori Dantini's "Hello World" fabric here with the cute giraffe print, and I used a selection of fabrics which had either some orange or yellow in them to include in the scrappy border.
I just did some simple echo quilting around the panel then trimmed the top back to finish at 18"
The backing is a neutral calico-like fabric which has giraffes subtly printed on it in white.
I might have to make another one of these soon as it is perfect for lazing about in the hammock with a good book on a hot summers' day.