I have a couple ikea pillows covers on my couch that just about everyone I know owns:
Ikea Hedda Cushion Cover 20"
I didn't realize how popular they are until I started seeing them in TV shows and in my friends photos. I still like them a lot... it's just been a couple of years now and I wanted something new and -more importantly- something I made.
I've been eyeing the mod mosaic style for a while now (Tutorial at Oh, Fransson!) and wanted create something with lots of my favorite fabrics all in one spot. Then as I went to start it.. I got sidetracked (as usual) and remembered I wanted to try some HST.
I randomly started chopping up squares with my 4 1/2" ruler and 3 shades of gray Kona and started sewing them into HST. As soon as i had enough.. I played around with the layout until I was happy:
I was aiming for a 21" block for my 20" pillow insert. I came up a bit short so I added a gray border.It was a very happy accident.
Seams all pressed open:
After I spent all night on that... I spent the next day (finally) on my mod mosaic. I just grabbed stuff at random and starting putting them together. Here's some pics as I went:
I added some Warm and White batting and muslin on the back and quilted them with meandering free-motion. I've been practicing getting my curves more rounded and less jerky. I used Kona Coal on the back of both with white threading.. so it was a little risky but I gave it a shot!
I was really happy with how my quilting came out! I trimmed them both to 20.5" and added an invisible zipper to the bottom.
I love them!
One just disappeared out of this city on a certain carry-on bag...
so I've added another pillow to my future to-do list. :)