Friday, November 2, 2007

Toasty Yellow Wool Pillow

Here's my latest pillow. Yay!

I bought this book "wool patchwork: warm quilt for the home" in the Kinokuniya bookstore in Japantown in San Francisco. I'd never seen it before, and I haven't seen it since. I couldn't find it on Amazon - but you could special order it from your local bookstore by ISBN 4-579-10894-9.

Above is a photo from this lovely book - there are many tempting projects in here. I based my pillow on the top one on that pile.

I was planning to do an envelope back like I usually make, but the felting on the wool made the pieces uneven (see the right side above), and when I squared them off, the patchwork top couldn't fit a standard pillow. Well, I have lots of leftover cotton fill from my tiny pincushion project:

I hand sewed a running stitch going through the seam allowance on the other side, as the book instructions illustrated:

Looks real nice!

I made the back out of a fabric from Denyse Schmidt's Katie Jump Rope line.

We love pillows!


Ellie said...

Nice pillows!

Anonymous said...

i love your toasty yellow pillow. i think if it could talk, it would say "meow."

Rebekah said...

those are some beautiful pillows! I can't get enough of those Japanese craft books!