Tuesday, February 22, 2011
because my party napkins quilt isn't progressing fast enough, i decided to make a preview version in a little quilted pillow. and also because i cut a bunch of extra squares and wanted to put them to good use. and, hi! who doesn't love a good pillow?
and ok, how about another reason? the ever-amazing rachel, of stitched in color, is hosting a blogger's pillow party that i was dying to enter.
(*edited to add: just realized i can also enter this in the great sms pillow contest. that's killing two birds with one pillow!)
i made a quilted top with my spare half-square triangles and then followed alicia paulson's terrific pattern for her summerhouse pillows to add piping and make an envelope closure for the back.
i really would like to learn how to do an invisible zipper, but i have to admit, i just love the look of a simple envelope closure. also, i love how perfectly this bright pink piping goes so well with my pillow.
the pillow is intended for the nursery (along with its coordinating quilt, whenever i manage to finish that), and looks right at home on the rocker i am sure we will be using quite a bit.