It finally stopped raining here long enough to let some sunshine in! Just in time for all those swim lessons we are signed-up for. Soggy swim lessons make for grouchy kids. Okay, down to business:
I have been working on decreasing my fabric scraps. Like most avid sewers, the scraps seem to multiply no matter the organizational system and upon realizing that I had three large containers of scrap pieces, I knew it was time to do something about it. I didn't want to devote a lot of time to make a scrap vortex quilt, that's for another day, so I turned to something more tangible and easier to manage. Pillow covers.
I wanted a pillow cover that would highlight some of my favorite fabrics while helping me decrease my stash of Kona Solid scraps. I think that this pillow cover just nailed it! The wine colored Kona cotton came from a quilting shop in Shipshewana, Indiana and the scraps were from fabric purchases through Dry Goods Design. The front block takes less than an hour to cut and assemble. It only takes about 3/4 of a yard if you do a double lined pocket pillow. Less if you use a zipper closer method. When finished, this pillow measures almost 14 x 14 inches, which is slightly smaller than a standard sized couch pillow. The pillow form was purchased at Joann's with a coupon!
You can download the cutting pattern workbook HERE. Print it out and take it with you to your stash or the store. It's free and if you make the pillow just shoot me a message. I would love to see what you make of it!
I also think that this would make a really lovely modern block for a quilt. Make the quilt using several of these block in coordinating colors. I can see it now. So beautiful. If you do make that quilt, let me know! I hope you enjoy this pattern and have a great weekend!