A special birthday pillow for my high school BFF. She is going to be 60 this week! (gosh, I guess that means I am not far behind, LOL).
I got this fabric a few years ago and set it away in my resource center with this friend in mind. It makes me think of her. She lives out in the woods on 9 acres and there are lots of trees with lots of leaves of all colors, and it rains here a lot so there are lots of water droplets.
I love that this fabric has the earthy tones you would expect of leaves, but also some surprising jewel tones. Jewel tones and nature are what I associate with this friend.
For the first time I tried quilting a pillow cover with machine embroidery stippling. I
was really nervous and took my time (pretty much all of yesterday
afternoon). I am soooo happy with how it turned out. I did it in 9 sections, repositioning the hoop for each one. Because I had batting behind the fabric, I didn't need stabilizer and so re-hooping was really easy.
The back of the pillow is another
stash resource center
bit. It worked well with the front fabric. I had a little strip of the
front fabric leftover, so decided to use it as a trim piece on the
pillow cover back. I found the “Happy Birthday” twill tape at Ben
Tomorrow I will get the pillow form. It will hold a 14 inch form and have a 1.25 inch flange around the edge.
Inside pillow cover is completely lined with white cotton.
Update Feb. 25: got the pillow form inside the cover.