Patchwork Pillow Covers

Amy Friendetsy, HST, Marmalade Fabrics, pillow cover8 Comments

I don’t like having WIPs around. I tend to complete one project and then move on.  However, last year I did spend a few days madly making dozens of HST units with a quilt design in mind.  I decided against the design but liked all the HSTs so I set them aside.

I decided it was time to do something with them.  I made pillows–my usual fallback!  I like they way they came out though!  I pieced the smaller HST units into blocks and combined them with larger HST on the pillow fronts.  I then backed them in a nice high loft fusible fleece from Thermoweb and quilted. 

The pillow closure is my old standby invisible zipper.  I just love the clean, professional look of them.  They make me smile.

The backs are pieced with large HST units so the pillows are truly reversible.

I wish I could tell you the names of the fabrics in case there are any that you are interested in…but this is what happens when you have WIPS sitting around, you forget!  Most all of the fabrics were from Marmalade Fabrics though, I do remember that. I got the wine colored shot cotton there (but took her last piece), the tone on tone burgandy print, the white linen and the vanilla grunge.  I used scraps of Hometown and Anna Maria Horner prints.  I think that the cream with grey dot is a Moda print.

These pillows look really nice in my office room, but then again, so do the six that I already have in there so I am putting these in my shop.  I hope they will find a home. I have them listed together but if you are interested in just one, send me an email.