I bought this adorable pillow kit in Eugene, Oregon, when I'd gone on the Sisters, Oregon Quilt Show bus trip. I think that was 2006. I've actually had the embroidery done for a few years, and sewed the small pillow section last year. It's a very odd method of construction: the embroidery gets the borders on and becomes a tiny quilt. You then make a small 6" pillow of muslin and put it under the "quiltlet". Next you cut both the green and the white wool pieces, using a hole punch to do the circles (cool!), and blanket-stitich the two layers together. Finally, you stack the quiltlet and muslin pillow on top of the wool layers, and anchor all the layers together with the four buttons. They used mother-of-pearl, but I found these snowflake buttons somewhere in my travels, and they are perfect.
|A festive setting|
|Situational Irony (the English teacher part of me loves this!)|