18. June 2012 · 3 comments · Categories: Craft · Tags: , , , ,

I completed some quilted pillow covers a while ago, but hadn’t posted about them yet.

They are all made from a bunch of “Kiwiana” (in other words, New Zealand themed) quilting fabrics that I’ve been given by a few people.  We’ve been in desperate need for sofa cushions for a while.  Actually, we still are – four cushions isn’t really enough.

The first one I made in a kind of koru shape.

The second has a basket-and-seafood theme, including a section where I wove together strips of fabric & batting.

The third was the most challenging, a feather (using a whole lot of bird-themed fabrics)

And the fourth is loosely based on the kind of pattern you see on the bodice of a traditional Maori dress

The backs of all four covers are the same – pale corduroy, and an envelope closure held with velcro.