Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Hoarding my Pips no more

I've been drooling over all the pretty pillows on Flickr for who knows how long!
Two little charm packs of Aneela Hoey's Sherbet Pips were sitting patiently in one of my fabric bins (aka moving boxes) and I've been wanting to use them in a manner befitting of such fun lively prints.
So in my usual manner of sewing... I made up this pillow as I went!

 I used 4 rows by 4 rows of 5" charm squares, which happens to make (roughly) an 18"square pillow cover!  Top + batting + creme backing then a bit of straight line quilting...

 Some fun coordinating fabric for the back to make the envelope opening...

I put WRONG sides together (plus lots of pinning) and did a narrow zig-zag stitch to attach the back to the quilted front... then I added the binding just as if it were a quilt!  Worked out perfectly!   

A boy version is also in the works using the red/blue/grey Pips... so I need to venture down to Sew To Speak for some backing and binding!  Wow, I actually have a good reason to buy more fabric for once!  Sweet.  Just like Sherbet Pips.

 I still have an entire pack of Pips (+10) left over from these two pillows... maybe a quilt is in order!  Along with some added solids? Hmmm

And Hi from Hazel!


Izzy said...

Hi - That is a lovely pillow. Such cute fabric. Thank you for sharing.

...julia... said...

Love it! I just used mine too! Made a case for my iPad! Turned out pretty cute. Love the pillow though...maybe that will be next!

elnorac said...

Lovely, lovely pillow! And, "Hi, Hazel! You're very cute!"

notes of sincerity said...

Oh how cute!!! :o)