So I had a few half square triangles left over from my Briar Rose quilt. I knew right away they would be pillows. At least it's something that can be used now and later as my little niece grows.
I tried a couple different quilting ideas using Vanessa's Aurifil Simply Color thread collection. It's a 28 weight so the quilting lines stand out a bit more.
I also knew I had to use piping, but I also had to use invisible zips. I hadn't ever made a piped pillow with an invisible zip too, but I'm happy to report that it's quite painless!
I seriously scratched my head over piped pillows with zips, but it's really not as difficult as I dreamed it up to be.
Once you baste down the piping it's just like sewing with a zipper just like you normally would. I kind of admit that I'm addicted to making my own piping, just too easy to make exactly what I want. If you want to know my piping making method, check out my tutorial here.
Fabrics: Briar Rose by Heather Ross for Windham Fabrics, Backings are Briar Rose and Bella (Sunspray Mini Dot) by Lotta Jansdotter (that cute little citrus-y dot). Essex Yarn Dyed in Flax, piping is made using Michael Miller Cotton Couture in Raspberry.
Thread: Simply Color Aurifil, Fat Quarter Shop
Size: Made for use with 20" pillow forms
ps, thanks for the Fabric Berry Basket tutorial comments. ♥