Thanksgiving is coming up here in the United States. I thought it was a perfect time to make a thank you gift for a very nice friend who has helped me out lately. I asked another friend of hers to give me some feedback on what fabrics she liked, and Leah Duncan came up. I chose these lovely Tule prints and set on my way.
I used Jeni Baker's Arithmetic quilt pattern here. I love simple patchwork, and I love that Jeni has taken squares up a notch by providing a grid for aligning them in a cascading plus sign pattern. That pattern was super easy to follow and took out all the guess work. I quilted the pillow top in dense straight lines for texture.
The back is more Tule, with an envelope style closure. I am not the biggest fan of florals, but this is one floral print I can really get behind. Leah Duncan just does them so well, and this navy print is one of my favorites.
The pillow cover measures 18 inches square. I wanted it to be more "stuffed" so I used a 20 inch pillow insert. But, funny story, this is one of the Granat inserts from Ikea. Which apparently is not actually 20 inches. Should have measured the insert I guess! So the cover still fits, but it's not as full as I wanted. I am just glad I didn't make the cover 20 inches. I have used these inserts quite a few times an have never experienced this problem, so I am thinking maybe they changed them? Oh well!
I hope my friend likes it. I really am grateful for her help and kindness!