I took some time to gather a book, a sewing machine and some colorful fabric. Pillow Pop by Heather Bostic is a nice collection of pillow patterns from various contributors. Let me just say that I am a novice sewer hoping to improve my skills so I think this book is a great start.
|Pillow Pop & Pillow Top
The book is full of nice photos and easy to follow instructions. There is a handy section with construction techniques and there are several templates too!
I chose fabric from the Block Party Squares by Sandy Gervais for Moda. I fell in love with this colorful bundle and have had it in my stash for some time.
I've had the book Pillow Pop for a little while now too so it was time to put the two together and work some magic. I cut out a small heart to add to the pillow top, an appliqué of sorts.
The final product is a 14x14 pillow cover. I'm happy with my rendition of the Life Aquatic pattern in Heather's book. If you want some inspiration check out Heather's blog, you'll find an explosion of colorful pillows, patterns and tutorials.