My sister's birthday was 1 week ago and I just finished her gift. Not only that, I told her she couldn't have it until after my November quilt meeting's show-and-tell. Some sister I am, eh? So Elly, here is your gift. I hope you like it in person after the first week in November.
I made the pillow from a fat-quarter collection of yellow and gray fabrics from Connecting Threads and a pattern from Quilt Etc.'s previous Block-of-the-Month.
Notice that I obviously did not use all of the fabric from the collection. That means there is more to play with!
Before deciding on the ruffle, I bought a yellow pom-pom trim. Just after the clerk cut it she said, "This reminds me of the Dee's clown." You locals my age or older know what she was talking about. So I bought the yellow pom-pom trim knowing I would never use it. Darn clerk. The fabric ruffles are cuter anyway.
Dee's Hamburger Clown. Grrrr.
|Taken in 1979 in Murray on State Street. 29 cent Hamburgers!|
Happy Birthday, Sister!