There's nothing like a special package in the mail filled with fabric to give any of us a little lift! I participated in Cynthia's Quilty Orphan Adoption event last weekend, and not only did I give away a project that didn't inspire me anymore, I also received a little inspiration in the mail!
These are somewhere in the neighborhood of 250 - 3 inch squares of a beautiful fall fabric! My photo does not do them justice! Thank you for sending them to me, Audrey! (Quilty Folk)
I had to make something with them right away, and I settled on a pillow cover - I chose to make a rectangle pillow- 12 x 16 inches.
It fits perfectly on this sweet antique chair that my grandpa made. My mom did the needlepoint seat many years ago. I am just keeping it for her until she decides if she ever wants to live in the cold north again! :)
I always use this tutorial from Crazy Mom Quilts for making pillow covers, including the envelope back, and they go together so easily! To quilt it, I did a simple cross-hatch with my walking foot.
My pillow only used about 28 of these fabric squares, so I'm sure there's enough to make more of something! I'll wait for some more inspiration to hit!
Thanks, Cynthia, for hosting the Quilty Orphan Adoption! So fun! Check out the Quilting is More Fun than Housework Sunday link-up for more scrappy fun!