Wedding Pillow

As with most major events in the lives of friends and family, I whipped out my sketchbook and sewing machine. (I can write this post now because I know for a fact they’ve opened their gifts.) I used their wedding invitation for color and design selections and turned it into a pillow that I hope they will enjoy for a lifetime!

I used a very simple quilt block, known as a four patch (the 4 center squares in the pillow). The squares were selected from fabric in my stash that matched the colors for the invitation. The center motif and inner border was created using satin, which required a special trip to the fabric store. (Any excuse to go to the fabric store is an excellent excuse!) If you’ve never worked with satin before, I don’t recommend starting! It’s a very slippery material and doesn’t like to be pinned or ironed too much. I had to remember to lower my heat setting, since I’m used to cotton – mostly because I love cotton fabrics.

I framed the whole pillow in the green and blue fabric from my stash. Yes, I could have made a solid border but that would have been horribly boring! Added pocket back for easy removal of the cover and inserted a fabulous 16″x16″ pillow form.