Tuesday 12 January 2016

{that's no moon}

i didn't make any christmas presents this year (last year) apart from one, i made a geeky pillow for my boyfriend! any star wars fans out there?? have you seen the new movie?? it's amazing!! anyway...

this pattern has been on my 'to-make' list for quite a while! the pattern is the patchwork death star by quirky granola girl! i have to say i was quite surprised at how many grey fabrics i actually had (25!) i really didn't think i had that many.

one thing that stopped me from making this was that the pattern was EPP (english paper pieced) and if you know me i am not a huge fan of hand sewing! so i used bond-a-web, cutting out 38 individual pieces in various shades of grey and ironing them onto a grey background. i then stuck the death star onto the black background and sketch stitched around a few of the pieces to add some death star detail :)  

i did a simple envelope back using polka-dots as its become an almost joke how much i love red and white polka dots! i also added a little accent of the maths print from elementary by sweetwater, as he's studying maths at uni i thought this was perfect!

it didn't feel complete, so a little bit of hand quilting around it and some 'handwritten' embroidery to add to the cuteness and it was done! i also had just enough of the text-y print left for binding which i think is just the perfect finishing touch!

i kinda wanted to keep it for myself, but i was good and he seemed to really like it, yay! so although i didn't make many handmade christmas presents i had lots of fun making this one!

rachael x

linking up with fabric tuesday and sew cute tuesday


  1. It turned out wonderfully. I really like the hand quilting details, and I am glad he liked it. :)

  2. I jumped here from Sew Cute Tuesday and I'm glad I did. This pillow shows a lot of work and imagination! Really love it, and I think your boyfriend will too!

  3. Fab! Great hand embroidery too! Jxo