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!