Quilted pillow cover

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I have been obsessed with fabrics and quilting lately and yesterday I made this quilted pillow cover instead of studying for the ESL Praxis exam.  This week is the first week I’ve truly had off since winter break and I really needed to take some time and make something for myself.  I knew I wanted to make a simple quilted pillow cover and thought this pale gray ikat fabric I picked up at last fall’s Quilt Expo would be perfect.  I’m really happy with how it turned out.

I had never made a sawtooth star block before but I found this tutorial by Sew Mama Sew to be extremely helpful (I used the instructions for the 12″ star).  I used the instructions from Crazy Mom Quilts to make the envelope backing and I will continue to make pillow backs this way; doubling the envelope layers makes the back much sturdier.

I love how this pillow looks with the quilt that my husband’s aunt made us and so does our little girl cat!

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~L

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