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!

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

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

  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!

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

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

  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!

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

  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! :)

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

  10. Gorgeous pillow Rita. I love it xxx

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


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