Flying Geese Spring Pillow

Amy Friendflying geese, gifts, pillow cover, quilting12 Comments

I am going to visit some friends in about a week and wanted to bring a gift. I haven’t visited in a couple of years and was having a hard time recalling how various rooms were decorated. I contacted the husband via email and asked what color pillow cover might suit his wife’s decorating taste. Well, he did not disappoint! How many husbands could answer so completely? He told me that the first floor palette was pretty consistent and that if I stuck with yellows, browns and soft greens I would be safe.

I was a little concerned, not thinking I had fabrics in those colors but I was able to pull together bits and pieces of these prints for a flying geese pillow cover. I love how springy it feels!

I used the Meadowsweet 2 Daisy Path in Robins Egg as my starting point and chose the other fabrics to coordinate. I was thinking of pairing them with an off white until I thought of natural linen, as another shade of the requested brown. I love the look but I have to admit that sewing so many 2″ HSTs with linen was not fun. It’s shifty stuff and I like my points to line up. I managed OK though with a little help from my seam ripper.
I am looking forward to delivering this gift!

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