I have a two little pillows to show you today. I made these in a few hours (each) and they really brighten up my new leather couch!
The first pillow was made as part of an online class, The Penny Sampler, at Stitched in Color.
We used a turned edge applique technique with sketch stitching. This means that I straight stitched around the edges several times without trying to be perfect. That’s a new (and very freeing) way to stitch for me!
I started with a quilted (by me) base fabric made out of Essex Linen and I love the texture!
I didn’t take any pictures of the pillow construction since I wasn’t planning on doing a tutorial. But I know you’re going to ask. It’s a 16″ pillow and I used strips that were 2 1/4″ wide x 12 3/4″ long for the jewel-tones and 2 3/8″ wide strips for the linen. I bordered it with rectangles that were 2 3/8″ wide also. The small squares are 2 1/4″. That’s the long and the very short of it!
I hope you all enjoy your day!