Kansas Dugout Pillow

Kansas Dugout Pillow
I know I already showed you all the finished top for the pillow that I made at Sewtopia in the class by Rita of Red Pepper Quilts.  I absolutely love how it turned out!  I did a simple cross hatch quilting a la Rita to just play with the lines of the design.  I used a hera marker to mark out all of my lines and get them straight.  Have you guys used a hera marker before? It took me a long time before I hopped on the bandwagon but I’m totally sold on it now. 

Kansas Dugout Pillow
Quite frankly I think that this post will mainly be eye candy.  I just love how the pillow turned out with the scrappy little japanese fabrics and the two different low volume fabrics.  I used a fun print I thought was in line with the front for the back of the pillow.  It’s a special fabric that Laurie Wisbrun sent me and I’ve been waiting for the perfect place to use it.  I did an envelope closure with velcro…a new closure type for me.

Kansas Dugout Pillow
Kansas Dugout Pillow 

This pillow happily belongs to my daughter and is on her bed.  It’s a pretty big pillow at something like 22″ square, so she can sit her little self down on it like a tuffet.  At first she told me she didn’t want it because it wasn’t “cushy” enough.  But she decided that it was good for jumping on.  So there you go.  It’s clearly a sacred treasured item to be revered in our home, and she has a deep appreciation for all of the work that went into it.  😉
Kansas Dugout Pillow

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10 thoughts on “Kansas Dugout Pillow

  1. I finished my pillow with an envelope back, too. My blocks were smaller so my pillow finished at 16" which means it's a little overstuffed. Now I think I'll copy you with the velcro to keep it closed! Fun memories in these pillows for sure!

  2. Love your pillow. A great choice of fabrics: it looks so fun!! And your daughter seems to think so too!! "-) Have a wonderful Mother's day!! Hugs, H in Healdsburg

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