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!