At first I thought it was going to go the same route as Liz, and use as many Anna Maria Horner fabrics that I could come up with. But late one night in the sewing garage, I remembered a small collection of owl prints, and black and white fabrics that I had been saving for who knows what?! It all started falling into place. And since my green bow pillow remains a steady favorite, I knew adding a touch of that same Kelly green could only increase my love of this owly creation!
Can you believe I omitted my beloved hidden zipper, in favor of this envelop style back, just because I wanted to include that little stripe of black and white polka dots?!
I constructed the owl block in the same manner as a log cabin quilt block. I added a few touches of hand embroidery, mixed in with just a bit of machine quilting for dimension. My new pillow looks so darn cute next to my green bow pillow, on the white couch...but it's too new right now to keep it in just one place. Right now it is on the whole house rotation, moving from couch to chair to bench, until I find where it seems to have been made to sit.
I'm entering it into this month's Blogger Pillow Party. Check out all the other fun pillow creations that people have posted. No need to have pillow envy for long, in this sewing world. Just sew one up for yourself, that's what I say!