Thursday, February 3, 2011

Union Jack Pillow and Blogger's Pillow Party

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.

Blogger's Pillow Party

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!


  1. thanks for the comment on my blog. yours is very cute! i've seen a few union jacks, and i'd really like to do one sometime!

  2. Love the look of this pillow! Such a great idea!

  3. I like the way you've changed the colour scheme on the Union Jack and just used the blue - it's really fresh and original.

  4. It looks great on your couch! Thanks for joining the party.

  5. Totally love the Union Jack in all blues! It looks great!

  6. Hello... sweet pillow! Makes me want to do a little re-decorating in my living room!
    Thanks for your visit today... you had asked about the reindeer patterns and they are from Chestnut Junction under the stitcherie pattern catagory. I enlarged them for this project... my muslin squares are 8 1/2"
    Have a great evening! Kimberly

  7. The blue and white are striking together!!! Well done on your two firsts!!! I've yet to learn how to do paper piecing, but I imagine it's how you got everything to line up so beautifully. Thanks for linking up...


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