Thursday, November 17, 2016

Christmas pillow

At the Sew Vintage group I belong to we were challenged to take one of the Farm Girl Vintage blocks from the book and do something "Christmas-y" with it. I chose the Egg Basket block and pulled some Christmas fabrics from the stash. The cutest block shared with the group last weekend was Pam's house block. She turned the Farmhouse block into a gingerbread house. Adorable!!

The poinsettia applique was fussy cut from one fabric and the envelope-style back was pieced from leftovers of the other basket fabrics.  I only machine quilted in the cream background, using a random narrow line.  A 16" pillow form was tucked into the envelope and I have a new Christmas pillow on my sofa to enjoy for the season.  The bonus is that this didn't become an orphan block hanging on my design wall while I wondered what to do with it.

1 comment:

  1. Nice job - a pillow was a good idea for the challenge. Sounds like your sewing group is a fun and creative one.