His and Hers Pillows

>> Sunday, April 26, 2015

My Primitive Gatherings 10 year Anniversary Stitch Along wall hanging became a pillow! I stopped at border 7 (I think?) and added a 2 inch border. I actually quilted the pillow front because of all the seams and wanting to be able to wash it. I'll have to get a better picture so you can see the rainbow star I echoed quilted.

It's a really BIG pillow! Here it is with my April Spring Joy pillow from Sadie Paisley's Pillow Patch Club.

I was inspired when I spied some Euro pillows on sale - they measure 26 inches square.

I also just recently placed and received my first order from an online Canadian fabric shop called Mad About Patchwork. Believe it or not, this was my first time buying some Far Far Away Fabric! And it is so perfect 'as is' that I decided to use it as the backing fabric for my pillow.

Lucky me, I also still have some perfect length zippers ( a pink one!) from the stash sale purchase from a few years ago.

Now. I'm not one to buy only 1 pillow at a time; my husband was using mine when reading in bed and tossing his on the floor. His excuse - it didn't have a cover.

So this is how I spent Saturday's sewing time: I made it using up the last of the guitar fabric I had in my stash. I literally measured the height of the strip of fabric and cut it into 4 equal squares. Then I cut up a pair of my husband's old corduroy pants that I rediscovered in one of my storage tubs lately.

The back of my husband's pillow is made from a fabric from Parson Gray's Shaman line - it's a beautiful blue!

A grey zipper this time.

Two very happy pillows for us to enjoy!

Thanks for sharing in my Sewing JOY today,

Sarah V


Janet April 29, 2015 at 2:13 AM  

Great pillows! I love your colourful star one.

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