A Weekend in Stitches
|Red & White Slice 'n Dice Pillow Cover 21 inches x 21 inches|
It was a dark and grey wintry weekend perfect for sewing and creating. And
sew so I did:
Making a patchwork pillow cover is not only a relatively quick (and satisfying) project but also an opportunity to try out or expand on a recently learned skills: this time another version of the slice and dice technique. Albeit a very restrained and structured slicing and dicing with the rotary cutter.
It was also the perfect opportunity to use this stashed canvas text fabric (from the Authentic range by Sweetwater for Moda) for the back of the pillow cover! The pillow cover has a zippered seam for easy insert removal and cleaning. Thankfully this zipper business is finally becoming less daunting.
I have listed this pillow cover in my Etsy Store. You can see the listing here: Modern Patchwork Pillow Cover.
Pattern: Improvised ~ I started with a red/white strip set (half the width of the fabric) which I sliced and pieced back together again by inserting a strip of white fabric - the trickiest part is ensuring continuity of the stripes. Careful piecing and pressing, and the use of the seam ripper was required.
Fabrics: Robert Kaufman Pure Organic Solids in Red and White
Batting: Hobbs Heirloom 100% Cotton
Quilted: A varied grid of lines - some intersecting - with either red or white cotton top thread to match the fabric.
Way too much fun! Don't be surprised if you see more of these pillows here.
Thank you for stopping by,