Hurray for not making plans!
It's been perfectly delightful to discover the design along the way. When I was ready to make it happen, I cut a stripey square that would become my pillow back, laid it over the pillow form and laid out the hourglass blocks in a pleasing arrangement. Thanks to Muriel's comment I'd settled on piecing the pillow front log cabin style.
Starting with the biggest hourglass block as my center, I added stripey hourglass logs willy nilly - just whichever side of the work would be easiest to build on to next. And, behold!
Hey, I even managed to match some of the stripes! This Lecien Inkwell print makes for a very busy background, I know. But.... I dig it. Lately I love black and white with everything.
And, I think it adds a nice pzazz to my couch! We have colorful fabric panels hanging in this room that house a collection of black and white photographs, each framed with simple white matting and black frames. The new pillow actually ties things together nicely.
More importantly, it provide totally essential back support for stitching and reading pour moi!
Although I forgot at first, I went back and dis-assembled the pillow cover to add batting and quilting to the pillow front. Gives it some apparently necessary stability. I finally had a chance to do straight-line quilting emerging in angles from the patchwork design. Fun!
Well, wish I could say I was going to go spend some quality time my new pillow... but actually I'm in a cleaning mood and am off to mop all the floors in the house. Hey, this kind of mood doesn't happen often so best take advantage of it when I can! See ya later & thanks for stopping by!!