Ever since these pillows were shipped off to the rightful winner I have been under considerable pressure to make some patchwork pillows for my daughter. Regular reminders and subtle suggestions as to what my next project should be, her need for homemade pillows quickly made its way to the top of the list. Of course.
I am not complaining though and have used my daughter's request as an opportunity to play around with color and quilting designs. I've had fun! Such a simple design with just a select few colors (Robert Kaufman Kona Cotton Solids) can be whipped up in little time.
The quilting itself takes a little longer. I have cross-hatched the red pillow with straight lines just 1 inch apart creating a grid with tiny squares set on the diagonal. The lines were marked with a Hera Marker (Clover) prior to pin basting. The second pillow has been quilted with wavy lines which is a decorative stitch on my sewing machine, no line marking required.
For the back of the pillows I have cut up a duvet cover - my favorite Orla Kiely design - which is the same as my daughters bedding. I have now "mastered" sewing in a zip, this being my 3rd and 4th zip effort. The zip is at the center of the back of the pillow and is tucked under the overlap of the pillowcase. I have used the button hole edge of the duvet cover to tuck away the zip. No fabric was wasted to make the back of this pillow!
Let's just say she was a very happy and grateful recipient!
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Ritawith my apologies for massive picture overload!