My oldest daughter was lucky enough to have a student teacher for the first part of the school year. What better way to say thank you than matching pillows for her teachers?
I used the new line of fabric Wild & Free by Maureen Cracknell (+ a few scraps). I always thought the arrows would be my favorite print from the line, but once I saw it in person, Sun Tracks was clearly my fave! I bought extra after getting my preordered fat quarter bundle, and used it for the backs of these pillows.
I also quilted each pillow differently. For one I did cross-hatching, simply for the reason that the spool of thread on my machine was nearly out and I thought maybe I could eke out an entire quilted pillow from it (I couldn’t).
There is just something about straight lines that makes my heart swoon when I see them on pillows!
Quilting always seems to show up better on the back.
Then I quilted the other with a free motion pattern so they were the same but still different. Also I was a bit tired from all the straight lines. FMQ is so fast!
The quilting pattern blends in a lot of with all the different fabrics on the front.
The teachers liked the pillows and I got a message from one later that night informing me her 16 year old daughter already claimed it for her bedroom.
I promised that this would be the end of pillows for a while, but I was wrong. I already started another with the leftovers from this project and some scraps that have already overtaken my sewing room and are threatening to take over my house…
Have a wonderful weekend! Linking up with Fort Worth Fabric Studio and Crazy Mom Quilts.