Thursday, April 17, 2008

big dot pillow

It doesn't look like much draped over my sofa, but this is the big dot pillow cover from Amy Butler's book, In Stitches. It's currently hanging in the shop as a model for the class I'll be teaching this summer. It's HUGE - 28"X28".

It took me over an hour to select all 14 prints that are in the dots, but it was worth it. I love how they look with all the patterns mixed. Eventually, the girls will have the pillow in their room.

I added a zipper to one side to make the cover removable for laundering. There's a great tutorial here if you find zippers intimidating. I usually use magic tape to hold the zipper in place instead of pins, but am going to try the glue stick method in that tutorial the next time.

Now I just have to wait 4 months to finally bring this one home.


Rebekah said...

this pillow is absolutely amazing! I can see all of the hard work that you put into this and it totally paid off! Nice work!

Badger said...

Holy cow! That is really cool. I'm thinking a Christmas version of that would be awesome, too (the dots remind me of tree decorations).