I have been wanting to post about this pillow for a while now. I even posted this instagram picture on December 15 and actually finished the next day.
However, getting ready for family coming over for Christmas, got in the way of any blog type posting. It also got in my way of finishing the dress I wanted to make and wear for Christmas. Oh well. I think I always plan to much and then never get anything finished.
Back to the pillow. I think it turned out super cute. I really like improv piecing. For me improv piecing felt a little bit liberating and a little bit stressful at the same time. I wasn't sure how it was going to turn out. For me not having a plan was a bit nerve racking, but it turned out super cute. This was also my first invisible zipper and I really like the way it turned out. It wasn't as hard as I thought it was going to be.
The funniest part was when I showed it to my husband and he told me my seams were not straight. I had to inform him that they were all straight just cut at angles and that it was supposed to be that way. I think got an oh that's nice.. I don't think he got it.
This pillow is for gramps' bed. I also made some matching pillowcase, which I made a tutorial on if you want to make your own customized store bought pillows.
All of this was to match his quilt that I made him this summer for his birthday.
I can't wait to see it all on his bed, and see how all of it came together.