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.
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.
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. 😉