Well, I think I am all caught up on late birthdays now! Whew!
This pillow was made for my exceptionally nurturing, compassionate, and loving step-mother, Kathy.
Happy (very) belated birthday Kathy!
It feels good to be back at it-- until the past two weeks I hadn't gotten much sewing done for quite awhile. Something about working on this pillow has gotten me back on a roll though. I find piecing flying geese blocks very calming... zen like almost. It was just what I needed.
The finished pillow measured 16" x 16". The majority of fabrics used are from Pat Bravo's Alhambra II line, with a few Denyse Schmidt prints mixed in, and Kona Solid Navy. It was pieced and quilted using 50wt Aurifil thread in white.
I used a hidden zipper closure for the back of the pillow. I've come to really love this method as opposed to just an overlapped pocket in the back. It gives a nice clean look to the finished product.
And in other birthday-ish news... three years ago this week we adopted our little guy, Boone! Although he's not so little nowadays. While he's been giving us heartburn taking off after deer lately, there is no end to the joy he brings to our lives!