Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Tough to let go

Quilting and construction was done on this pillow in a frenzy of weekend sewing, yet I've been dragging my feet on the super simple step of picking up a pillow form. I think my delay was because I knew then I'd have to give it away to the person I made it for. Ever have that dilemma you've made something you love so much that it's tough to let go? It looks so pretty here on the bench in my front hall, where my bright pink and perfectly matching purse usually sits.

But I know the recipient - my oldest sister recovering from a nasty spill off her horse - will love it just as much. It's super cushy and wonderfully cheery - perfect for a pick-me-up, don't you think?

I made the back with the three shades of pink, including a nice wide cuff in the lightest fabric. This was actually the first pillow cover I've ever made, so I found some guidance in this tutorial. It went together so fast and easy! Which makes me think I should finally get around to making those pillows for my couch I planned and bought fabric for eons ago when I first started sewing.

The front has a lovely crinkle from the wash. This shot makes me think of a sunset in Hawaii.

This quilt was really a milestone for me and that's what I love about it most. The design is virtually my own creation and it turned out just as I imagined. I'm still a pretty green quilter, but now I have some confidence to venture beyond patterns. Be bold!


  1. I love it. So pink. So pretty. Your sister might have to rip it out of your hands.

  2. That's some nice sisterly sewing you did there. Hope she loves it.