Back in the fall, I was so
|My tester block : Pine Tree Park Paper pieced pattern designed by Kristy of Quiet Play|
I liked this block so much, that I knew I had to come up with a project to use it in!
This was happening back in late fall, and I had just made some fun things for Halloween . I was looking at a few of my Christmas stacks of fabric, that I had just selected out of my stash room, for inspiration to make some Christmas projects. (My method - laying out piles of coordinated fabric around my kitchen and sewing room, so that I "trip" onto an idea for them! )
Then the idea to make a total of four blocks, with each block representing a season, popped into my head! ( I love when that happens!)
This first block I made "felt" like summer to me. The next three other seasons were quick and easy to sew up.
The hardest part for me ,was figuring out what fabrics to make sashes with. (We have an older couch that we know we want to replace "someday", but don't have a color theme thought out. So I wanted something neutral. ) Luckily, I had just ordered some blender fabric from Moda , Primitive Muslin Treenware by Primitive Gatherings for Moda. I LOOOOVE it!!
|Moda Primitive Muslin Treenware and some blender fabrics with brown and green and cream|
So I joined my blocks ,using 1 1/2 inch sashes, to create the pillow front. I used the darker brown and green blender for the back of the pillow (envelope style.)
(For a great tutorial on envelope style pillow covers, I used Freshly Picked 's tutorial. I just doubled the fabric width and folded each piece in half, to the proper width for the overlap on the back. I like the firmness on the back that this creates by doubling the fabric. )
|The back side|
|All put together! I added a button , made with the backing fabric|
|Seasons Pine Tree Park Pillow|
Hey! Did you see that??!!! I saw something PINK in the picture with the brown fabrics..... what is that?
|Oh yeah...... I guess I forgot that I made another Bird Pincushion the other night!|
|Bird Pincushion from Across The Pond Sew Along Jan. project|
Happy Friday , Everyone!
|I'm off to my sewing room!|
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