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.
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.