Friday, January 23, 2015

Little General Pillow Cover

I added this pillow to my French General collection this week.  I was supposed to be finishing my Plus One quilt but got a bit distracted by the last of my Rouenneries scraps...

I'm really happy with my first attempt at orange peel quilting.  It's a fun design and definitely kicks it up a notch from just quilting the grid.

I wasn't willing to brave the cold to get a zipper for the closure so I just did an envelope back.  The flange to match the piping looks like a design decision but was really because I didn't have quite enough fabric:-)

With more cold and snow in the forecast I should have plenty of time to finish up Plus One also...  unless I think of something else to do.

Linking up to the fabulous Finish it Up Friday by Crazy Mom Quilts.

Pillow Stats:
Finished pillow cover is 21" x 21"
Fabrics: Rouenneries & Rouenneries Deux by French General.  Essex Yarn Dyed in Flax.
Batting: Quilter's Dream Orient Bamboo.
Thread: 50 wt. Aurifil in Ermine (2312).