Since I finished my Broken Dishes Quilt, I was finally able to move on to another project! This time I tried my hand at some pillow covers. I guess I just love pillows – remember when I made polka dot pillows last year? Instead of stuffing them with poly-fil, this time I made quilted covers for a 16×16 pillow insert, with a simple envelope closure on the back.
This is the sketch I came up with. I love chevron, but wanted to do something a bit different. I’m taking this idea and making square pillows. It may end up as a full-sized quilt someday, too!
I fell in love with Cherrywood fabric when I came across it at QuiltCon last year, and I’m so excited to use the 8-step fat quarter bundle I purchased!
Aren’t they beautiful? I love these as well:
1. Melon Patch
3. Onyx to Light
4. Potters Wheel
When I purchased the bundle, they included a pamphlet on caring for and washing the hand-dyed fabric. I’m glad I kept it and followed their directions!
See how much dye was released? The Synthrapol prevents it from reattaching onto the other fabrics.
Once washed, the fabric was dried and ironed, measured and cut, and sewn up! I have a few final steps to complete, and next week I’ll share photos of the finished pillows!
>>special thanks to Ken for loaning me his camera (Canon Rebel T2i). I’m VERY excited to practice using a nice camera, and even more excited about having some non-iphone photos appear on the blog for once.