Gingham Pillow

As I get closer to the end of this pregnancy, my body is just tired. I am having a hard time bending over (whaaat?! 🙂 and I am loving smaller projects I can start and finish in an afternoon, if I’m lucky. We’ve been spending a lot of time at the swimming pool and that means my boys are wiped out in the late afternoon, so I get some sewing time.

One of my favorite quilters is Meg from Monograms for Makers. She released a FREE pillow pattern for a fun gingham quilt on point and I knew I had to make one for a pillow refresh for my couch. I used two of my favorite, hoarded cotton + steel basics paired with another hoarded Rifle Paper Co. print to create a slightly less conventional gingham pattern.

Since I spend a lot of time sitting trying to not have this baby early, I also decided to do some big stitch hand quilting. I love the look of hand quilting. If you’re not someone who is confident or familiar with big stitch hand quilting with perle cotton, might I recommend a pillow cover as a great place to start? It’s small enough to work with and get enough practice without being a daunting project.

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