I've been meaning to make up some new pillow covers for awhile now. After stitching together these star quilts around the holidays I thought a pillow cover with the same design would be fun.
I played around with different prints from my stash before deciding on these Anna Maria Horner solid cottons with a bold print in the middle. I had been collecting little bits from her wonderful monthly bundle subscription. I really love the bold colors next to the cream linen.
And those feathers in linen on the back! Oh my!!
The center piece and feathers are both from her Field Study line, which is one of my favorites. I used 2 layers of organic cotton flannel on the back of the star when I quilted it with double lines. The back is just a simple envelope closure. If you are looking for a great little tutorial on how to sew up these stars I found one here. I covered a blah looking old couch pillow…. but to give yourself an idea of how big to make your cover, just measure the pillow and give yourself some extra for a seam allowance. I add 1.5 – 2 inches because I do a half inch seam on my pillows & I don't like an overstuffed pillow with an envelope closure – it tends to not lay flat (which this one is doing a little).
This is such a perfect pattern for all those little bits in your scrap pile that you can't part with. I think I see a few more stars in my future.