When I made my comeback last month, after a wee hiatus, I gave myself a personal goal to actually make some of the items that I've been drooling over on Pinterest. A Monkey See, Monkey Do Challenge, if you will.
After much umming and ahhing I settled on this patchwork pillow (or cushion) design, by Crazy Mom Quilts. I love the bright colours, use of scraps and personalised nature - prefect for a brother & sister team that I'd been meaning to make gifts for.
First pillow was for 3 year old Harvey, a real little man. It has been quilted with straight lines, 1/4" either side of each seam.
Second up is a decidely girlier version, for little Poppy. To mix things up I changed the position of her name, and finished it with diagonal quilting. I will admit that I didn't rule these lines, choosing instead to do it all by eye, so it is rather "rustic" or "organic". I can live with that. :)
The backs and binding for both covers were kept plain, with a zipper for easy removal and cleaning. And, I even remembered to sew on my label - another minor miracle!
The final covers each measure 18.5" square (I started with 3.5" x 3.5" pieces). For these photos I've used 16" inserts, so they have a softer, squisher look, but 18" inserts would also fit, if you like a plumper pillow.
Now they're off to Melbourne town. I really hope little Harvey and Poppy love them for years to come. :)
There you go, I think it's official. I'm baaaaack. Take that, Katy. Ye of little faith. ;)
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