sorry guys, another quilted pillow. last one for a while (maybe? maybe not? they’re just too fun!).
this one was for my sewing buddy, Caila. the girl is a ray of sunshine, i knew she was working on decorating her house, and i had so much fun making this pillow for her!
i met Caila once when she was in town, and we had a fun lunch talkin’ blog stuff, sewing stuff, kid stuff, Portland stuff…you know, the usual. i also got to meet her littlest adorable towhead Stryder – such a cutie pie! it was actually right around the time i discovered Caila’s blog in the first place, but i saw right away that she has a really bright, happy, colorful style. i also trolled her pinterest boards to find some specific fabrics that she might like to see in the pillow. pinterest is so helpful for gift-giving!
i pieced the feathers out of my most color-saturated scraps and fat quarters using anna maria horner’s (free) feather bed quilt pattern. this is actually one quilt block and it turned out to be perfect pillow size, though i kinda wish i’d narrowed the white space between the two just a bit and added a little to the outsides to bring them together. they were super fun to make though – i really enjoyed picking out the fabrics and learning the piecing method, which is different than anything i’ve done before and very satisfying. i even have a few extra feather sides for possible future pillows!
the back is AMH and a kona solid and it closes with a zipper. this project is an amazing fat quarter / scrap user upper.
so i’m sewing a bunch of gifts for Christmas and realizing that i’m not going to get to blog some of them! one already went in the mail without being photographed (maybe i can talk the recipient into snapping a few pics), and i’m making some teacher gifts that i doubt will see the light of day (LITERALLY) before i give them away. this annoys me – sometimes it feels like a project isn’t “done” until it’s blogged. anyone else weird like that? guess i should’ve started sooner, eh?