Happy one year to this blog, apparently! 🥳
Just a short one to mark the occasion. A few months back I posted about a pillow and pouf that I made for my reading chair:
I ended up (over the last few months…) making another quilted pillowcase with the remainders from that project, plus a few monochromatic fat quarters I was holding onto:
This one came right in under the wire in 2021; I was off work for NYE and had a remote “Sew Day” with my mom, where I ended up finishing this pillow. That entailed doing the quilting, and attaching the “envelope” pieces in the back to the quilted pillow top.
About Sew Day: my mom and one of my aunts (her sister) get together on Fridays to sew over FaceTime, when their work schedule is a little more flexible. It’s such a nice idea and I’d like to dip in more often on my lunch breaks. I had crashed their party big-time in September while on staycation between jobs. Wish I could stay the whole session every week!
In any case, this is just a self-drafted pattern where I once again cut my fabric into strips in a pseudo-random arrangement and sewed ’em together. There are some things I would change about the design; “randomness” is always an interesting visual challenge. How to make things feel organic but balanced?
This will serve as a throw pillow (though I am leaning against it now whilst couch-blogging), so, feets for scale.
Have a cozy and excellent New Year!