Wednesday, October 10, 2012

WIP Wednesday: MSM Swap Pillow Cover

This week I've been working on my Modern She Made swap project. I'm making a pillow cover for my partner.
I started with this selection of low-volume prints, mainly text prints, for the background. 
I then cut a whole bunch, okay 14, of 1.5" strips and sewed them into pairs.
I subcut those strips into 1.5" sections.  I turned these into four patches and slowly began piecing the background of the pillow together.
Slowly the background began to take shape.  I love how the Route 66 shows up well here.  It's a fun little aspect of the background.
And after more cutting of 1.5" squares for the colored border, the top is almost done.  I just need to piece and applique a leaf to go in the center of that frame.  You'll notice the HSTs in each corner of the colored frame.  That's to meet the requirement of the swap to have at least one triangle in your item. 

This pillow cover will finish at 20" square.  Right now it has a total of 404 pieces of fabric that have been cut and sewn back together.  Sometimes I think we, as quilters, are crazy.  But, I love it and wouldn't change a thing. 

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced


  1. Love the fabrics that you chose!

  2. Awesome! A lot of work but it's going to be worth it!

  3. There's always that point where I ask myself, "Why am I doing all this?" But then I remember - I LOVE IT;-) I'm sure your partner will appreciate all the effort!