Two pairs of friends moved away in the last couple months and I wanted to make gifts for the both of them. Jess and Ryan left North Carolina for Portland, Oregon (a place I’d love to join them one day!) so I made them a pillow from 50 Fabulous Paper Pieced Stars, a combination of North Carolina star and an Oregon star in blues and greens from my stash.
and backed it in a cute umbrella print I got from a friend with an exposed zipper. It fits an 18″ pillow form.
Sam and Amanda, whom I also made this quilt for, left us for Grand Rapids, Michigan so I made them a star from, as you probably guessed, part North Carolina and Michigan.The print on the border of the front, from Pat Bravo’s Indie line or Art Gallery Fabrics, is one I used in Amanda’s quilt so I pulled colors from there and mimicked the design in the quilting, too.
It’s backed in a Joel Dewberry print, has an exposed zipper, and fits a 16″ pillow form.
These are both in their new homes and I hope they will be loved very much!
I love making these stars so much. I think it might be time to make myself a pillow with them! Or maybe a small quilt of all the places I’ve lived.