Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Custom Order Pillow

Yesterday was spent working on a custom order; a repeat of probably one of the sweetest pillows that I've ever made:
A tumbler patchwork pillow cover featuring the all of the cutest prints from Sarah Jane's fabric collection Children at Play for Michael Miller.


It really is very satisfying to make a small project now and again.  Even the basting (!!) and the quilting become a joy when the quilt sandwich is not much bigger than a 20 inch square. 
For the back of the pillow cover I have again used the Children at Play border print - Parade - and have used a light weight fusible interfacing for stability and durability.  Fusible interfacing is easy to use, and with a warm iron it is quickly applied.  The interfacing has added body to the back of the pillow without stiffness.

A zip is hidden under the overlapping flap not quite half way down the back of the pillow.  The pillow form/insert can therefore be easily removed before washing the pillow cover.


This patchwork pillow cover is ready for shipping and I have a feeling that one lucky little girl will enjoy this pillow very much!

Thank you for stopping by,
Rita

Children at Play by Sarah Jane is available:

15 comments:

  1. i love the almost triangle pattern, but would have no idea how to exicute it...

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  2. So adorable! Love that back almost as much as the front!

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  3. That really is the sweetest fabric ever. I've got a couple of the prints, but seeing your pillow makes me want to get the whole collection. I love how you fussy cut a few of the tumblers and the back is absolutely adorable. Bravo! Great job!

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  4. Lovely! Just love the colors and at the same time it looks sort of vintage too! Wonderful!

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  5. Oh my goodness! So cute!!! I want to break it out of my stash right now!!

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  6. That is so adorable. My brain is on overload right now trying to work out which little girl I know needs something made out of these prints!

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  7. What a great pillow! Absoloutely Love It!!

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  8. Wow, that looks great, Rita! I ordered some of the Parade print a few months ago to make a dress for my daughter...thanks for reminding me! :)

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  9. I love that pillow. The prints are so bright and cheerful. It makes you smile. Very pretty indeed.

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  10. Gorgeous pillow Rita. I love it xxx

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  11. So sweet - never mind little girls what about us big ones!

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