This was the snowy scene from my back porch this week:
A couple of months ago I found an old quilt. Some parts were falling apart, but there were some squares that were intact and had some nice designs on them. So I cut out the designs, which made pieces that are about twelve inches square.
After I had the designs cut apart, I picked out some embroidery thread to accent the colors in each design. Over a period of several weeks, I worked on embroidering around the designs. I thought about framing them. I thought about making pillows out of them. The holidays were busy, so I set them aside for awhile.
This week, I was snowed in for a couple of days. I started looking at my squares again. I decided to begin by making a pillow out of two of the squares. I sewed them together and made a ruffle, then stuffed it with fluff. Here is the pillow I made:
I love the soft, worn feel of these old quilts. It makes a pillow that seems as light and fluffy as a little cloud. There is no modern-day fabric that feels like that.