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17 October 2011

My new habitat {pillow}

A couple months ago, I was lucky enough to take home some fat eighths of Jay McCarroll's Habitat fabric for a little quilt guild challenge. The fabric reminded me of time spent playing in the woods near my parents' cottage. I was inspired to make a funky little pillow cover that now reminds me of playing in the woods, or as we called them, 'the birches'.

I cut random sized strips from my favorite fabrics for the 'branches' on the front. I left the edges raw so the stripes would have a messy, frayed look.

For the back of the pillow I pieced together some bigger strips of the fabric. I snagged a few extra pieces from guild friends who hadn't used all their fabric.

I love the way the pillow turned out, and I love the little reminder of a favorite autumn childhood memory that now sits on my entry bench.


  1. It's a very cool pillow, Kate! Great job with the fabrics. :)

    We need a picture for the Flickr group! I'm sure loads of others will be totally inspired by your pillow. :)

  2. aha! i saw your pillow at the meeting on saturday! it really came out great, as did the other projects made with this fabric. good work!

  3. I recognize that window! Do you remember buying that at the antique shop? I have the matching one in my guest room, though not as creatively used as yours. :)