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A Pillow for Bella

A Pillow for Bella

I’ve been having much fun playing with my sewing in the past couple of weeks. Having a dedicated sewing table in my laundry room means I can leave projects out. Not having to get things out and clean up means I can grab ten or fifteen minutes at a time to do a little bit of sewing and cutting. Which is often all the time I have. 

I’m not really working on a project now. I think of what I’m doing more like doodling with fabric. It may end up becoming something, but I’m just enjoying the process and not worried about a final destination. It’s very low stress and yet I get a great feeling of accomplishment with very little input.

Last night I finished a little pillow for Bella, who was absolutely enchanted. I rushed a bit to finish so that she could take it to bed with her last night.

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This is the front of the pillow before I stuffed it. The center piece is my first attempt at a disappearing nine patch square, made with some of the gorgeous red, yellow, and orange fabrics leftover from the quilt I made for my sister. The finished square was too small to really do something with, so I knew I wanted to frame it but none of the red, yellow, or orange fabrics in my stash really did it justice. Then the red apples int he blue fabric swatch jumped out at me and I went in a completely different direction. I think it looks fabulous.

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This is the back of the pillow before it was stuffed. For this I wanted a stripy patchy look and just played around with various combinations of fabrics from the front with the addition of another yellow. It is bright and happy.

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Here is the finished pillow. It looks so striking on my recliner, I might have to make something similar for myself.

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And here is the back of the finished pillow. It is so very plump and sunny.

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And this is the very satisfied Bella sleeping on her new pillow. She had to try it out right away.

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