Friday, October 26, 2012

Scrappy pillow

I'm working on some baby gifts for a shower tomorrow, some of which are sitting in a dye bath as I type. Hopefully I will get it together this weekend to show you what I've made, because the pattern I'm using for part of the gift is Fabulous with a capital F. It is especially good if you're still a little shaky sewing knit fabric...

In the meantime, I wanted to show off a little pillow I sewed up this week. Since I built the entryway bench, I've been wanting to make a few pillows for the top of it, just to add some color to that wood-and-gray corner. I have been reeeeeeally trying to use materials I have in the house, because goodness knows I have enough STUFF, I don't need anymore. Though I really want more. But anyway. I decided to try and delve into my scrap bin for these pillows. I think the first one came out pretty well.

I haven't done a whole lot of triangles, except for that still-disappointed-in Anna Maria Horner quilt, but I love the way they look scrappy. My scrap bin definitely proves that I skew to greens and blues, with some yellow thrown in.

In the spirit of using what I have, I pieced together an envelope-style back, which is my favorite method of pillow-making. When you have dogs and a little boy, you've got to be able to wash everything. In hindsight, I probably should have reversed the solid and pattern pieces, so the flap wasn't so noticeable. I like it anyway.

Alright, back to my dye baths!

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