I love making quilted eggs. This egg is a little more boxy then I would like, however it is still a charming accent in a room. You will need:
- Styrofoam egg, this one was 2-5/16 x 3-1/16
- Lots of pins
- scrap fabric and ribbon
I used a rotary cutter and mat to cut 2-1/2″ squares from my fabric. I don’t know exactly how many squares. I just cut about 15 of each color to start.
Cut a small strip and pin across the top and bottom of the egg.
Fold a square in half, then bring the corners down to meet each other in the middle forming a point.
Start by pinning a piece of fabric with the point towards the end. I pinned inside the fabric on the points, then on each side. Then place another, overlapping slightly. I have 6 points.
You can make the folds very crisp by ironing them if you would like. I just pressed them firmly with my finger before using.
Then start the next row. I chose to line the points up with each other, but you could stagger them. Play with it until you get the look that you like.
Keep adding rows until about 2 rows from the bottom. Don’t worry if the pins show.
When you get towards the bottom, turn the egg around and start points going the other way to make a row on the bottom. Then place one more row over that.
Using sharp scissors trim the edges of the last row so there is a straight line that ribbon or trim can cover. I didn’t have wide enough ribbon on hand so I just folded and ironed a strip of fabric and glued over the raw edges. I added small ribbon trim, a bow, and a button. You could use flowers, lace, sequins, or anything!
I did have some pins showing and points that were not laying flat like I wanted (that is where ironing would help). I removed the pins and hot glued the points down and they looked great.