ETA: This pattern is now available in my shop.
I don't know about you, but I have a ridiculous number of batting scraps laying around my sewing room! I decided that I must not be the only one, and that it might be a refreshing change of pace to do a project that used some of these smaller pieces. These pillow covers were the result, and I've written a pattern detailing how I made them.
Because of the small surface area (and the fact that you won't end up seeing the back!) making quilted pillow covers can be a great way to experiment with different quilting techniques.
The pattern is intended for use with 20" square pillow forms and included piecing directions for four different pillow tops/fronts. The piecing is partially improvisational, so no two pillows will look exactly the same.
The pillow covers are quilted on both sides and close with a zipper. The pattern includes instructions for two kinds of zip closures: a visible zipper on the pillow back, or an invisible zipper in one of the side seams.
The print fabrics used in these pillows are a fabulous fat quarter bundle from Fabricworm. Cynthia and I both fell in love with Martha Stewart's May magazine cover (the one with the paint samples) and I chose these prints based on that color scheme. Once I started working with these fabrics though, they reminded me a lot of a vegetable garden. Because of the quick-piecing method I used to piece the pillow fronts, I decided to call the pattern Chopped Vegetables.
I used Kona White, Rich Red, Tangerine and Corn Yellow in these pillows. The lime green solid is Quilter's Linen in Lime. There isn't a Kona solid that matches it precisely. If you're looking for a green Kona solid to match the FQ bundle, I recommend Kiwi or Sour Apple.