What do you do when you're busy stitching and you realise that you haven't got something essential to finish the project? And it's pouring with rain so you're stuck indoors? And you have to be quiet because Mr F is working nights so he's asleep in bed?? Answer = start another project! This is "Christmas Morning Pillow" by Lynette Anderson Designs, and I bought this pattern and the raw wood buttons from her stall at the Festival Of Quilts a couple of years ago. I fused some weaveline to the back of the fabric BEFORE I added the iron-on transfer (then I don't get transfer marks on my ironing board cover) and selected some DMC embroidery threads and I was ready to start stitching...
...a few years ago, my friend Lynette Anderson had sent me some beautiful festive fabrics "Starry Night" to play with. I had ohhed and ahhed over them for ages, and put them away for something special. This seemed like the perfect project to these lovely fabrics to good use! I picked out a red star print for the front, and a feature print for the back. Some beautiful wool felt was the final thing I needed. I ordered some beautiful wool felt from The Eternal Maker, and was really impressed with their prompt service. It arrived the following day, and I was ready to get the layers glued and appliqued together...
...the front of the pillow has been layered with some thin cotton wadding, and quilted with a matching Aurifil quilting thread in a cross-hatch design. As this pillow was smaller than the covers that I normally make (approx 11" x 14") I made my own inner, with calico, and stuffed it with polyester filling. I used 2 more fabrics from the Starry Night collection for the back of the pillow, and added a zipper enclosure...
...and here's the completed pillow. I changed the pattern slightly, and used a single fold binding to over the raw edges of the pillow. I just need to add some small jingle bells to the corners - the ones in my button tin are far too small, so some bigger ones have been ordered and will be stitched into place as soon as they arrive!
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