I have seen some fun ideas on Pinterest using old sweaters, but first I wanted to use up some fabric.
I had some leftovers from a previous project that I really liked.
It has been a long time since I have done any patchwork and I have recently been inspired to do something myself. So I took those leftovers and made a patchwork pillow cover.
I am really happy with how it turned out.
I cut 4 1/2" squares, used a 1/4" seam allowance, and covered a 20" pillow. I finished it off with a simple envelope back in a coordinating fabric. I was really surprised it all came out okay, because I didn't follow anyone else's pattern. I made it up on my own. That was a super risky move on my part.
I quilted every other square. Although if you look closely, you'll see I missed one!
I really like the patterns and colors and how it came together.
I have 2 pillows of the same size on my couch. However, I didn't have enough fabric for another patchwork pillow. I decided to make a contrasting pillow. I sewed strips instead of squares of the remaining fabrics together to make the second pillow cover.
Some straight line quilting pulls it all together in a simple and efficient way.
I am happy with the way they turned out. I actually really like that they aren't matchy - matchy but coordinate instead.
2 down, only about 10 more to go!