Monday, January 6, 2014

Another pillow...

This is a pillow I made for our clever son's lovely fiancée for Christmas.  Yes, people, you read it right, fiancée!!!  There is going to be a wedding!    Back to the pillow though, this is is a pattern from a book I won at quilt guild.   The pattern is for a quilt but I made a pillow.  It is very stained glass looking.  I used some scraps and some lovely linen/cotton blend for the sashing and the back.

And a little closer...

 and the back... which has a lapped zipper.

I was unsure what colour thread to use so I stuck a few tiny scraps on my test chunk of fabric plus batting.  I decided to use a lovely Aurifil 30 wt... 2315 was the colour.  It is a light yellow gold.  Yum.  I quilted it with lots of straight lines and quilted the bit on the back too.  The pillow was a big one.  About 22" square.  It made me happy.