My pillow for the PTS9 (Pillow Talk Swap) is finally finished and out the door today to its recipient. I title it “Edgar the Poe Pillow”. I have liked the sort of freaky works of Poe since I was a little girl. I enjoy the traditional dresden mixed up a bit. I especially love hand appliquéing them down. Hand sewing has a calming affect on me.
I have decided to enter it in the Blogger’s Quilt Festival. If you like my piece I hope you will nominate me (by November 4th) to be on the ballot that will then receive a second round of votes, November 5-8. My entry is # 185
Special Techniques used – Hand Applique, Piping, Hidden zipper
Quilted by… Robyn of Coffee and Cotton
Best category – Hand Applique, Home Machine Quilted, Scrap Quilt
I loved making this Dresden quilt block into a pillow. I made a traditional Dresden block but enlarged the center circle to accommodate the size of the Raven. Before appliqueing the circle down I added some braided piping.
I then hand appliqued the Dresden onto some wonderful charcoal Essex linen. I love that fabric!
I added some borders to make it a finished size of about 19 inches square. The pillow front is free-motion quilted with Glide thread in the shade Prickly Pear.
I finished the back with a zipper that is hidden under a flap.
A great tutorial on how to make a hidden zipper flap for a pillow can be found here