Monday, May 24, 2010

Pillows are done

Phew .. my pillows are finished. Now I just have to decide which one to send to my partner!! I am leaning towards the one with the boxed patchwork ... but I still haven't decided. Here they are:

Pillow #1 - Pillow swap

Pillow #2  - Pillow swap

The back is the same (pretty much) on both of them:

Back of pillow #2

At first I was going to add a zipper, but then I decided to do an envelope type back because I wanted to add the binding on. I really like the way they look, but I think if I did this again, I would add some buttons on the back so it sat nicer.

Not to brag or anything, but I think I did a pretty good job considering I have never made a pillow before. Start to finish, it goes so fast compared to a quilt, so it was really nice for a change!!

I think I also need to learn how to take better pictures! I totally didn't make the first pillow look pretty, and the bottom of the pillow is flipped under weird. Oh well ... Hope you like it partner!!

... I'm off to watch the hockey game. See you again,


  1. I think they look fantastic! Love Hope Valley.

  2. I like both of them. The envelope back is nice.

  3. I have just found your blog via my handmade happiness. What a lovely blog, I will be following with interest. Your pillows are beautiful, I am sure anyone would be delighted with either of them.
    Kandi x

  4. hey hey hey val just to let you know that my lovely fabric arrived ;0) thank you so much.... the cog's are turning what to make what to make xx