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I bought a bunch of small pieces of fabric that I liked, but hadn't decided how to use them. I needed a lumbar pillow and found them to be too expensive so I figured making my own would be a great way to use my fabric pieces.
Total Time: 1.5 hours
I love to make paper pieced projects. I took a brief break from a quilt to make this pillow cover for the DH's birthday. I had made my carrot book page weight and that inspired me to look for some veggie blocks.
Total Time: Several hours while watching TV.
I decided on the blocks that I wanted to use and completed as many of each type to cover the area needed for the pillow cover. I had to add filler blocks and a border to adjust for the necessary finished size.
Sources for the quilt blocks:
Veggie and house blocks are from: Paper Piecing Picnic - Fun Filled Projects for Every Quilter, from the editors and contributors of Quilter's Newsletter Magazine and Quiltmaker Magazine, copywrite 2001 Primedia Special Interest Publications. These particular blocks were designed by Theresa Elsinger.
The gnome block is from a website: http://artisania.wordpress.com. The design is by Sonja Callaghan and is free on the site, for personal use.
I wanted to make my own version of a craft posted here on Thriftyfun back in 2009.
Make a cute pillow case with scrap fabric. This case has an envelope opening. View the full project here: Scrap Pillow With Envelope Opening