Tuesday, April 5, 2011
5 minute pillow therapy
My mother sent several vintage quilt blocks with the sewing machines. They were each pieced with wonderful bits of unusual fabric, but this one was my favorite. Bark cloth with green pastures and happy cows, orange flowers dancing across a turquoise sky background, and even an overalled farmer happily working... what's not to love? My desire for warm weather might be influencing me here, but look at those thoughtful little stitches. I am certain that the person that held the needle would want me to treasure it and put it to use.
I had some scraps of cotton that were already just the right size for an envelope backing. No cutting was even needed. A few pins and a couple of seams... 5 minutes later and we have a new pillow for our sun/playroom. Even the current falling snow can't dampen the bright happy spring feeling this little cushion holds.