It still amazes me how quickly a pillow comes together!
Last night, while my supplies for the magazine project were prewashing, I cut into a pretty stack of fabrics for my mama's first pillow. She wanted a half dresden plate pillow, like Kelly's, in colors to match some stained glass in her entryway. Oooh, I'll have to get a picture of that to show you!
This is what I have so far.
I've never done a dresden before, so I poked around until I found a tutorial by Badskirt Amy. I'm not sure that mine is a real dresden, cause I created the template shape myself on a piece of cardboard and there's no circle at the center, but it's certainly dresden-inspired. And, did you know that a dresden is simply appliqued on top of the background fabric? So easy!
As of this afternoon, I have the front and back prepared. I'll be adding a little embroidery before putting things together and finishing with a binding trim.
Right now I'm just loving those butterflies! They are by Alexander Henry in an oldish collection called "Natura". I know my mom likes this print, so I can't wait to show her that I used it! I bought these butterflies in my very, very, very first fabric purchase about 18 months ago. They've finally found themselves a place to shine. Love.
There's just over a week left for you to enter your pillow into the February contest for Blogger's Pillow Party. I'm loving what I see so far. Hope to see you there!