Saturday, April 9, 2016

A New Pillow

It's been so long since I've posted photos of any projects . . . . I'm not sure what happened.

But a contest is definitely motivating!  When I read Rachel's post about a Bluebird Fabric Sew Off, I knew exactly what I wanted to make, and made it a priority to sew at least a little bit every day.  It's been a happy week of sewing, and I finished my project last night.

I started with Camille Roskelley's Mini Dwell pattern, and used some new Cotton + Steel fabrics (Bluebird!) along with some I've had for awhile.  These tiny houses were so much fun to make!  I modified the pattern a little to make some houses without pinwheels or doors, to really show off the Bluebird fabric.  Then I arranged them in a long narrow row, and added borders to make a pillow using a pillow form I already had.  So cute!

I love how this quick little project brightened up our bedroom!

Quilted Pillow Stats
Fabric: various Cotton + Steel navy prints (Bluebird is my favorite!)
Binding: Cotton + Steel Sprinkle Counting Stars in Navy
Quilting: FMQ tiny meander in Aurifil 50wt ivory threat
Size: 11 x 24 inches
Back: Bluebird fabric, covered zipper closure