June 7, 2016
Barbara's Pillow Talk
I took the house blocks I'd recently made and sewed them into a pillow. It feels good to be finished with these blocks.
Continuing with the house theme, I sewed up another pillow with a piece of machine embroidery from Debra, and various home dec fabrics.
I got pillows for the other end of the day bed from this huipil--a traditional Mexican embroidered tunic--given to me by my friend Maria. She loved this huipil and wore it until there were threadbare spots in the loose-weave cotton.
I did some very basic repairs on some of the holes, zig-zaging over the frayed edges and backing the fragile fabric with some white cotton. Then I fussy cut some pillows from the fabric.
One of the small pillows is for Maria, as a thank you for sharing this beautiful embroidered fabric.
All of these pillows are backed with the banded portions of the fabric, and I have some pieces left over--maybe for some zippered bags.