Saturday, February 8, 2014

Bull's-eye Pillow

I stitched this "Baby Bull's-eye" pillow last evening; the circles are left over from the "Bull's-eye" quilt I stitched earlier in the year (pictured in this post) as well as referenced herehere, and here.  It was inspired by this photo on Allison Harris' Cluck Cluck Sew blog.  I love it!

The back is a Sunday Morning Quilts-inspired slab of patchwork in an attempt to use up all the scraps I have left from the original Bull's-eye quilt.  I have cut out blocks for two other quilts from these scraps, and still have quite a few small pieces left over!  This slab was going to be a runner for the hutch in my quilt studio, but it just felt too busy for the room.  However, it works fine as the back of this pillow!

The circles are simply machine stitched, using the raw-edge applique method.  I used Essex Linen for the background - the first I've tried using it.  I like it!  I like the texture it adds.

I took a few more pictures indoors attempting to get a decent shot of the pillow.  How in the world does one take pictures at this time of year??!!  Everything is white outside, and there's not enough light indoors these days!!

I still have lots more circles left over.....  I think I'll stitch a second pillow since I have enough patchwork to make another back like this one, then maybe do some wall art for my sewing room.

1 comment:

  1. LOVE this little pillow - I'm stuck on pillows lately, too. And this one would be so easy to stitch up. sweetness...