Perry Moffitt

April 27, 2012

5 patchwork pillows

We are lucky enough to be visiting my sister-in-law in Spain at the end of May and we are staying with various family and friends. We visited in 2009 and had a fantastic time, I always meant to make gifts to send back as thanks but never actually got around to it. I was determined to make a little something that would be homemade, easy to pack and customs proof for our visit this time. I made them all different, hoping that people might find one they like.

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I will be very curious to see who picks each one.

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In the past I have been very loyal to the idea of piping on pillows. But this time I wanted to skip that step on some of these and I sewed a border around the outside of 3 of the pillows and it made a very decent trim, very close to piping, and much easier!Image

I spent the time I saved on my trim on the quilting. I love to top stitch like this on the pillow size. Lots of tight lines are so easy at this size but when it comes to anything larger than a baby quilt it is agonizing.

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And the backs, I think the backs are just as important! I made these as pillow covers to travel easier and I think I will hand stitch some snaps for closure.

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and this picture is for grandma; my assistant saying CHEESE!

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