Thursday, July 27, 2017

Canada 150 Pillow

My Canada 150 pillow is finished!  It was not done in time for Canada Day but the whole year is a celebration so in my books, I am happy with the timing of my finish. As you can see, I used prints instead of solids for my Canada 150 symbol.  I used a light grey Aurifil thread for the organic quilting.  I will try to put all of the unsewing that happened with this project behind me and just enjoyed the finished pillow!

The back is a red OXOX batik fabric that I purchased a few years ago.  Here is a close up...

I added a hidden zipper so that the pillow can be washed if necessary.  I also tend to change the covers on my pillows seasonally--it is easier to store the covers than to store lots of pillows.

Here are my two Canada Pillows on the bench in my front hall.  Happy Birthday, Canada!

Tonight, our family went down to Port Stanley for a walk on the pier followed by ice cream at our favourite dairy bar, Shaw's, on the way home.  These ducks were jockeying for position on a mostly submerged log.

I will be linking up with Amanda Jean's Finish it up Friday tomorrow.


  1. Very pretty! I think that light grey thread was just the thing! :)

  2. Love both your pillows! I think the prints worked out just great.

  3. This is a great finish! I like it much better in prints than solids. More quilty!