Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Pillow Cover

I've been at odds with sewing for a while now and this is the first thing I've made in weeks (maybe months?). On a whim I decided to take some Amy Butler scraps and crank out a very quick pillow cover. You know when you buy new furniture and they give you the ugliest pillows ever made? Well, I've had a few of them stuffed in a closet for years and decided to give one a makeover today.

Considering that I'm not one for subtlety when it comes to colors (ex. I've got bright orange oil cloth on my kitchen table) I decided to just go for it with the prints and yellow piping. Quilting something was also on my bucket list for the year and I'm calling that task done. Cutting 7 pieces for this was plenty of tedium for me thank you very much (props to all you quilters out there!!).  It's a temporary fix to spruce up my dear rocking chair but it'll do for now. It at least adds a pop of color to an otherwise very bland area.
The very, very ugly pillow before.
The very, very funky pillow after.
The back of the pillow cover with purty yeller flowers.
I'm a sucker for piping!
Ohhh yeahhhh. I "quilted" something!
The pillow in it's natural habitat. Someday I will paint that rocking chair turquoise but for now this is as good as it's gonna get. 


  1. this pillow makes me want to squeal! I LOVE it!! Makes me want to recover the ugly pillows lurking in my closet....

  2. I'm glad you like it...I was afraid it may have crossed the line into "TOO funky".