Friday, June 22, 2012

Yipes! Stripes!

It's been a pillowy kind of week! Just one more post about pillows and I think I'm on to different projects.

I credit Maureen's quilted pillow tutorial with inspiring me to get back in the sewing room. I loved everything about that pillow, the colors, the simplicity, and the handmade-ness of it (and now I own it!). I had every intention of making one just like it ... once I could get my hands on all those fabrics. I definitely realized that for me it was the particular colors and patterns that made it something that I really liked, so I was thinking I wouldn't like what I could make with any of the fabric I had at the time.

Fast forward a bit of time and stashing later....

I finally made one! I had a bunch of scraps laying around the card table from making my quilted dogwood pillows, including conveniently sized batting, and a couple of 15-inch pillows on the same couch that needed new covers to compete with their flashy big brothers. This pattern immediately popped into mind, and it was such a fun one to make. I highly recommend. It was easy for me to modify the measurements to match the strip widths I had and the particular size cover I needed. My favorite part was adding the little running stitch details.

My little card table has been busy! It will get a bit of a rest next week because I'll be at a conference in Berkeley. I'll probably take along some handstitching for the evenings at the hotel....

June Finishes

1 comment:

  1. So, are you and the running stitch more than friends now? Love the little detail that adds and I just love those colors together! Beautiful job! Thanks for linking up!

    xo -E


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