Hello hello! I'm back today with an envelope pillow that I started a year and a half ago and finally finished this weekend.
Just after Lauren and I started this blog, I went on a long weekend road trip. When Patrick and I go on road trips, he does about 80% of the driving, which is just the right ratio for both of us. I thought ahead and put together a little hexie kit before we left - 3-inch squares of fabric, thread, a needle, and scissors. At the end of our trip I documented my hexie progress with the photo above, and it was the very first photo I posted to our Instagram account!
Every time we'd go out of town I'd bring my hexie kit and make a little progress. It grew and grew until finally it was big enough to make a pillow.
I had a 16-inch pillow form and followed a tutorial that suggested making your pillow cover two inches larger than than pillow form. I think that next time I make an envelope pillow, I'll make it a little smaller for a snug fit.
I removed my hexie papers, trimmed and squared up the hexies, and added fusible interfacing to make it a little sturdier. I had to take a picture of the back before adding the interfacing, because it looked so much like a flower.
I backed the pillow cover with Anna Graham's Ripple canvas in navy and bound it quilt-style.
This pillow will live in our basement on our navy blue couch, but I snapped these pictures in our bay window to take advantage of the natural light.
It feels really good to finally finish this pillow cover. Now I need a new road trip hand sewing project!