Wednesday, September 11, 2013
I started out with the pocket pillow pattern in Allison's book called "Growing up Modern", which can be purchased here. I switched the pattern up a bit and just incorporated my favorite block the hourglass block as the pocket front instead of squares. I really like how it turned out.
The fabric I used was Ombre Dots by Riley Blake, which I purchased from Green Fairy Quilts. My niece just had her bedroom redone in bedding with white and bright colored polka dots, so I figured that this fabric collection would coincide nicely with her new bedroom decor.
I chose to quilt it with just a simple wavy line pattern. Next time I think I would use one of Natalia's double bubble pantograph patterns to kind of "match" the dots in the fabric. However, I still don't have my second set of handle bars to do pantographs efficiently just yet. However, they are on order and I should receive them any day now!
Finally I put it together using an envelope back enclosure, which is my favorite! (I have a very strong aversion to zippers. I hate them would be a nice way to say it!) Then I topped it off with a lime green and white polka dot binding from my stash. This is my first time doing binding on a pillow and I will forever do that going forward! I think it adds a nice touch to the finished pillow!
So I will finally be giving this to my niece the next time that I see her! I even included some of my old books for her to read as well! I just loved the Sweet Valley Twins and the Babysitter Club!
Linking up to Sew Cute Tuesday hosted by Janice at Better Off Thread.