Pillow Talk is my 200th post. I’m a little surprised. I have to give credit to my son for encouraging me to begin a blog. He still cheers me on, as do the rest of my family. I sure appreciate all of you, my friends, who take the time to read my ramblings and watch the progress of my projects. Thank you, from the bottom of my heart!
I hope you have some tea or coffee in hand while you read today. I’ll show you my pillow project in a minute, but first I wanted to show you one of my favorite Christmas cookies. Those who know me will find this interesting, because they know I love chocolate. But when Christmas comes around, I like to make a batch of these.
They are called Mint Snowballs, small little cookies covered with mint frosting and topped with coconut. You can find the recipe here. (This isn’t the recipe I use, since I was raised in South Dakota and mine has been handed down through our family, but the recipe is exactly the same.)
After all that baking, we’ll probably need a nap. Before you nod off, let me show you my pillow project.
Recently I picked up a copy of the November/December issue of Modern Patchwork magazine. In it, I found the pattern for the following pillow.
It’s a pattern named “Fall Migration Pillows” by Heather Kojan.
For my pillow, I used a marbled teal fabric by Jan Patek that I have had in my stash for awhile. The flying geese were made from Maureen Cracknell’s Garden Dreamer line.
The pillow goes together quickly; the flying geese are paper pieced. Once I had the top together, I added some fusible fleece to the back and got started quilting. For the flying geese, I just added a line of stitching just inside each one using a coordinating thread.
Then I decided to do straight line stitching for the rest of the pillow, using my sewing foot as a guide.
I didn’t have thread that matched exactly, so I used Aurifil Grey (#2605) 50 wt. I’m happy with the way it turned out.
The back is just a simple envelope backing. The pillow finishes at 18 inches.
So that’s my Friday finish. One of my next projects is to join with Tish’s Adventures in Wonderland and pull out all of my UFOs, list and categorize them, and work on finishing them this coming year. Will you be joining along?
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all of you, my friends! Enjoy your time with your family and friends. I’ll be taking the next week off, so we’ll see you in 2018!