June 27, 2012 § 7 Comments
I finally finished my pillow for the Pillow Talk Swap on Flickr. I hope my swap partner likes it! I joined the swap in hopes that it would motivate me to make a few more pillows for our poor sofa. But I’m afraid this is all I’ve been able to accomplish so far. I’m still hoping that I will make a couple more before the summer is over. Not that we’ve really had any summer weather yet*.
I cut 2 3/4″ diamonds like we did for the Carpenter’s Wheel quilt in blues & greens… and a yellow thrown in for good measure. Then just sewed them together in strips instead of a star shape.
I added a covered zipper in the back for easy washing.
And I love this binding fabric! We only got it in fat quarters at the shop where I work and I bought one. Then, during shop hop last week I helped a customer choose some fabric for her project and she bought the rest of them! I really wanted to talk her out of buying the last one because I wanted it. But I didn’t. I’ll have to see if any of the other local shops have some left.
*And… I see by the weather report that while nearly the rest of the country is suffering from a heat wave, (my heart goes out to everyone in Colorado and the forest fires!) we are still enjoying spring-like temperatures. It was 48 degrees F. (8 C) this morning. But I hear that it is supposed to be a sunny & balmy 70 (21 C) this afternoon. I’m not complaining, too much. It’s perfect biking weather! Y’all can come visit and cool off for a bit and go riding with me.