Today I made a pillow from the union jack paper piecing I did last week. I just added a red and blue fabric border around the flag and then used a bright red fleece for the back of the pillow. As you can see I did an envelope closure, so I can easily take it off and wash it. I used a zig zag stitch to give it a little bit more interest on the back, this is for my sons room, so I couldn't do anything too fussy to it!!!!
If you didn't know, the inspiration behind this pillow is the fact that I am English and I just love the design of the union jack, such a cool design. I think it will go well with my 1st quilt I am in the process of making. I just did a monochromatic theme instead of the traditional colours. A few firsts with this pillow, 1st paper piecing I have ever done, and the 1st pillow I have ever made.
I'm entering this pillow into the February Blogger's Pillow Party over at Stitched in Color.
Each month you can enter one pillow you've made (in the last three months), and a guest judge will choose a winner!
February's judge is Rita at Red Pepper Quilts!! Did I mention the winner receives a fantastic prize? A 16 fat quarter set the Delilah range by Tanya Whelan donated by Fresh Squeezed Fabrics!