I have decided to enter into the Pillow Party that is going on over at Stitched In Color. I haven’t entered anything I have made into any kind of contest since I was 15. This is a huge leap for me, but I figured…why not?!?
As you all know I made a beautiful Butterfly Quilt for Anne. It is going to be for her new room, on her big girl bed when we move at the end of next month.
I happened to have one extra square so I made her a matching pillow too!!!
The pillow was so simple to make. I just pieced my last square together and added borders. Then I basted it together with a square of my quilt backing that I had left over, added an invisible zipper and voila! Instant Pillow!
Here are a couple more pictures with the quilt!
|Back of Quilt – Front of Pillow|
|Front of Quilt – Back of Pillow|
My inspiration for both the quilt and the pillow was the story “The Very Hungry Caterpillar”. It is a book that Anne and I love to read together and I just knew she was going to love the quilt and pillow too! The first time she saw the quilt she tried to pick up the butterflies! It doesn’t have a home yet, but when we move into our new house and Anne gets her big girl bed they will both live on her bed, which I am really excited about…well not about having to already move her to a big girl bed, but definitely about getting to make her bedding!
The techniques I used to assemble the pillow were Fusible Web Applique, Machine Applique, and installing an Invisible Zipper for the pillow case itself. I have to admit I went to a couple tutorials to figure out how big my squares should be and then ignored them completely and decided to just eyeball it! I think it turned out great and Anne loves it!
So wish me luck over at the Blogger’s Pillow Party and if you have a pillow that you have made in the last three months you should consider entering it into their contest!