Yesterday I started a sewing project that I finished today. This is an accomplishment in itself!
I was inspired by this tutorial, and had to create my own! I followed her directions (mostly), adding a cute hand-sewn bird applique. I added some interfacing to the birdie before I sewed it on.
Without further ado, here is my pieced pillow!
I used some fabric scraps from my mom's stash - a couple of fabrics used for skirts, an old light blue sheet, and a worn white sheet with a pretty, raised, white-on-white pattern.
For the birdie applique, I printed a free photo of a bluebird, which I first desaturated and bumped up the contrast so it would be easier to work with. I then cut out that "pattern" and pinned it to the blue fabric. Tweet!
Never mind the blue ticking stripe that shows up behind the pillowcase. I'll be putting this on a white pillow when I have the opportunity.
For the back, I made an overlapping pocket - no buttons (or button holes!) required.
What do you think? I'm pleased with it!