I was SO excited to be invited to make a pillow from Edyta Sitar’s new book, Pillow Talk: 25 Lovely Pillows for Your Home Sweet Home.
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First of all–the eye candy! I love Edyta’s aesthetic and this book did not disappoint. All of the pillows in the book are made with the Laundry Basket Favorites collection–which is a semi-solid fabric that is absolutely gorgeous.
The book offers a number of different techniques for constructing the pillows: standard piecing, applique, foundation paper piecing, and English paper piecing. It also offers different techniques for creating the pillow back. Of course, I took the easy route and did an envelope back.
Since there were a lot of diamonds and triangles in this design, it was so nice to know that they were all cut perfectly. It made piecing the top a complete joy and really improved my accuracy.
I quilted it with some easy paisleys and it came together in just a couple of nights. I love a quick project! I’m looking forward to sewing up several more patterns from this book.
I also have to give a shout-out to Fat Quarter Shop Customer Service. When I purchased the kit, I wasn’t exactly sure what colors where in it, so I needed some help selecting backing and binding fabric. The delightful Customer Service Rep sat on the phone with me and figured out the best choices.
Pillow Fight Competition
Fat Quarter Shop has put together a friendly competition, pitting two makers against each other. Each one makes a pillow and the quilty public votes for their favorite. This week my dear friend Minki Kim and I going head to head. Minki and I had a great time drinking tea and taking these photos one afternoon. Don’t the two pillows look fun together?
Click onover to the Jolly Jabber to cast your vote for your favorite pillow.
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