Monday, June 30, 2014

just a pillow cover

Several nights ago I haphazardly pieced some leftover fabric coordinates. The finished "top" was too small for a playmat or quilt, so I decided to make another envelope pillow cover.  I actually haven't made one of these in a few years, but I was excited to find the tutorial I originally used was still available here courtesy of Cluck Cluck Sew.  It is easy to follow, the creative possibilities are endless, and it makes for a rewarding beginner project.

If you're a quilter, then you can clearly see I didn't take great care in piecing these 2 1/2 inch squares together.  I know there's a method to the madness, and I know better, but it was 11 at night, my baby was finally asleep, and I just wanted to make something.  Anything.

So I randomly started sewing them together.  And it was almost the perfect size for a 15x15" cover...slightly long one way and a tad short on the other, but it would work.

It only required two fabric rectangles in addition to the front cover.

Using her instructions, I quickly pinned and stitched, right sides together.

I contemplated adding batting and quilting the cover itself, but decided to leave it as it was.

The colors alone make me happy.


  1. I love it!! Most of my quilting is always a bit haphazard and wonky.

  2. Thanks, Jonie! Sometimes it's more fun to be spontaneous and to go with the creative flow. I'd love to see your quilts!

  3. Those colors and fabrics are gorgeous! I love the bright white to contrast and really show off those different patterns. Sometimes planning too much gets stressful, it's nice to make a project where you just go with it and see how it turns out!

  4. I completely agree, Rebecca, and thank you for the kind words!