Tuesday, March 1, 2011


 Here is the pillow I finished for Mad's room. I am entering it in the Blogger's Pillow Party. What fun!

 I ended up making a scrappy log cabin (of sorts) for the front panel, and experimented with quilting it to a small piece of batting.

 Here's a better look at what I did. I love the way the stitch lines formed squares at the corners, it really adds to the "quilty" look I was going for. The owl is a left over piece of fabric I had hand screen printed a while back.

I added some embroidered tree detail.

 And appliquéd some leaves.

And in case you're curious, I sewed my first ever envelope back (super easy!) out of an old sheet, which means I didn't even have to hem the envelope opening since I just cut my pieces from the edge.

Success! She approves. 


  1. Thank you both! I pretty sure my house is going to be covered in pillows by the end of the month. It's such a nice, small project! :)

  2. Cute, especially your daughter hugging the pillow.

  3. adorable owl! love the tree detailing. hope your little one loves her new pillow!

  4. Wow, look at those leaves. Such a great tree!