I have resisted getting out the fall/Halloween decor this year since we are trying to de-clutter and start packing up for our impending move. I feel kind of bad though, because I know the kids have fun decorating for holidays. So I thought I could just decorate their room a little and call it good. The other day I really felt the need to do some festive sewing, so I made Wyatt a pillow.
I had the bright idea to mimic candy corn in the fabric colors and was so pleased with myself as I sewed this up. Then I actually saw some candy corn and realized my color order was a little mixed up. But I had already started the quilting and wasn't about to redo it.
For the quilting, I just made random slightly waved lines. I really like this kind of quilting, not just because it is seriously easy, but I love the look of it, too. Especially in a denser style, like this mini by Megan at Canoe Ridge Creations. See that top print? It is Haybale in Cream by October Afternoon for Riley Blake and I love it. It makes a great neutral and also comes in a pretty yellow that I used for a few of the things I made Jill.
After the quilting I fused these letters onto the pillow and just sewed around the edges, nothing fancy.
To finish the pillow I just made my usual simple envelope closure. I really want to try making a zippered back, but keep forgetting to buy zippers that are long enough. I've had this orange dotty fabric for a while and haven't found a good use for it until now. I like to pretend its pumpkins to really carry out the theme. Next step...make one for Carson.
Hope you all have a fun and relaxing weekend! Today I'm hoping to get some pictures taken of a couple quilts I need to share and tomorrow we are headed to the zoo. See you soon!