I made this pillow as a Christmas present for Claire's bigger 10-year-old best friend who loves sailing and the colour orange. I secretly planned this present a couple months in advance, mysteriously giving her a project to draw a sailboat picture for me. Weeks went by and she was very curious! She kept asking me what I was planning to do with her drawing, and I would reply in a taunting voice, "Yoooou'll seeeeee!"
I scanned her drawing into my computer and turned it into a black & white photocopy which I then printed out. I used it for the template and cut all the shapes out drawing the reverse on the paper side of fusible webbing adding extra where the pieces would be overlapped by another piece.
Then I ironed it onto the back of the corresponding fabric and cut out the shapes. Peeled the paper backing off, positioned the pieces, and ironed them onto the background block. Beacause the fabric edges were raw, I sewed around each shape twice to prevent any unravelling after many washes.