Sunday, October 27, 2013

A Fall Pillow

I finally got to go to one of the camps at Lucky 2B Quilting. It's impossible to attend when we are traveling! Anyway Monday was Pillow Camp. We keep a bed size pillow on the couch in our family room and I always keep a cover on the pillow, not a pillowcase. I like the cover is seasonal. Not having a good cover for fall, I decided to make one at Monday's camp.

There were lots of ideas. I've often thought of making a pillow with fabric strips and when that idea was presented, I knew I wanted to try it. I used a batik jelly roll, picking out the fall colors. Then I added four orange and gold fabrics.
Each strip was trimmed to the right size and ironed in half lengthwise. I drew lines every 3/4" on a piece of muslin and lined up each fabric strip with a line and sewed a 1/4" seam. The strips are all loose on one side, like ruffles. 

The back is this pretty batik. I made the back to lap over about 3-4" on each side. 

I like the way the pillow turned out with the 'ruffles' going sideways and I love the fall colors!


  1. I love that pillow - the fabrics, the vertical striping, the "ruffles" - I love it all!



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