Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Practice Bee Block Turned Pillow

Remember this practice dresden plate block I made back in January?

Dresden practice

I didn't know what to do with it because the colors don't really match any decor in my house. My mom-in-law made a comment that it reminded her of a quilt from her childhood made out of old clothes. I asked her if she wanted me to make a pillow or wall quilt for her. She chose a pillow.

Dresden Plates Pillow

I had a 20" pillow form and the dresden plate fit pretty well on a 19.5" square of Kona white (I like my pillow covers fitting snugly on the pillow form so I make them 1-2 inches smaller).

Dresden Plates Pillow

For the back, I used a single print from the front to make an envelope closure, which is my go-to pillow closure. I'm not sure I'll branch out of that anytime soon.

Dresden Plates Pillow Back

Linking up to:

Fresh Poppy Design


Willing Hearts - Busy Hands said...

The pillow is a great idea to showcase your beautiful block! It looks great!

emedoodle said...

Beautiful!!! That's on my to do list... to finish my practice dresden into a pillow! :) Someday! :) Yours turned out great!

Diane said...

That's beautiful Brooke and does look much like the pink quilts that Grandma Boyes made us, What a wonderful gift!

Livia said...

Beautiful pillow! I love how the red center pops :)

Lucky MIL Denise said...

I love that pillow so much. Thanks, Brooke!

Megan said...

It is very cute! And I even can associate it with quilts I've seen from my Dad's past...

Wendy said...

This is just beautiful. I don't usually like Dresdens, but I like this one. Gorgeous fabrics! Don't think I've seen them before.


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