Born on the 4th of July, Crystallized by Quilterinmotion
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Born on the fourth of july
The weather was so lousy today that we did indoor activities (after we finished working in the campground for 3 hours this morning...in the rain!) I decided my 4th of July activity was going to be making my July pillow for the Pillow Pop swap.
Several years ago I made a red, white and blue quilt as part of the Red, White and Blue Blog Hop created by Mdm. Sam. I had plenty of leftovers pieces and decided I would make my Crystallized pillow using those leftovers.
I enjoy making HSTs, fortunately, as there are many of them in this pillow! I had a 16" pillow form waiting for a pillow so "Born on the Fourth of July" was created.
The back is pieced of more of the bigger pieces of leftover fabric from the quilt. I did +Caribousmom's hidden zipper technique and this time I decided not to put piping on the pillow. It's an extra step and the pillow is for me so I'm happy with no fancy finish.
I chose to offset the center of my pillow as I thought it created a bit more interest. I also decided to quilt with red and blue threads continuing the red,white and blue theme. I don't know if I would do that again but this was just a fun pillow so I had a little extra fun with it!
Born on the 4th of July, Crystallized
Pillow Back, hidden zipper