Monday, September 30, 2013

no stash allowed! pillow cover


Last week I had a lot of fun mixing an orphan epp-ed ferris wheel block with foundation paper pieced flying geese, while adding only scraps to make an improv pillow cover.


I was not sure how this whole thing would turn out but I think all that mix of different techniques and colors makes for an interesting finished project.


I used scraps for the back of the pillow, too. I did not have enough of one fabric so a two-colored backing it is. I then installed a zipper closure (tutorial here), and finished the pillow off with a scrappy binding. 


Very satisfying, I tell you. I should do these improv-use-what-you've-got things more often.

Hope you all have a very lovely rest of the day. Svetlana

27 comments:

  1. What a happy pillow. It looks great. I would have never known they were orphan blocks and scraps

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  2. beautiful .... no wonder you have a lot of pillow .. all pillow you make are wonderful..

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  3. You are the queen of scrappy, Svetlana, stash or not.

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  4. Looks awesome, wow you must have the most incredible stack of cushions!!!

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  5. I agree about the improv use what you have! That pillow is fantastic.

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  6. This is such a fantastic pillow! I like all the colors mixed up!!

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  7. It's like you planned it! Gorgeous

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  8. Very nice. The link to your zipper tut is perfectly timed as I have a pillow to make for a present this month :)

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  9. Nadherny!!! Opravdu se povedl :) Super :) :)
    Krasne dny, Jola

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  10. Really nice bright colours. It actually turned out well! :-)

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  11. This is beautiful, you have such a nice eye for colour.

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  12. This is beautiful, you have such a nice eye for colour.

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  13. Lovely! That green Nicey Jane fabric is one of my favorites! Thanks for the link to the tutorial.

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  14. I love it! Especially the flying geese part :)

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  15. Great effect with the mix and match block bits :o)

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  16. Very nice pillow. Oh, I like this Matrioschkas. I would change sides day by day.

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  17. I think this works so well, just goes to show what you can make from bits and bobs.

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  18. Such a pretty pillow cover. I love that the ferris wheel block is off centered. It looks so neat that way!

    :) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

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  19. I love the color on all designs... great work!!!

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  20. I just love how you pick fabrics to go together. What a great pillow! Love the doll fabric on the back. So sweet!

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