We share a love of Liberty prints, so I had a look through the stack of tana lawn that I brought back from London last July to find just the right print to fill the greenhouse. I used my own poppy-printed fabric for the ground and Joel Dewberry's new woodgrain in grey for the border. The foundation print is one of rocks that I've had for years and had never found a use for. It is perfect here.
The pattern, although featuring some super skinny strips, was very easy to sew on the foundation. I used a product called "Fundation" printable sheets to print the pattern directly from my printer.
I sewed ties into the top and bottom seams (between the pillow front and back) to keep the back overlap from gaping.
My friend visited with her family yesterday and we exchanged our heartfelt gifts. I was absolutely thrilled to receive the most beautiful hand-woven tea towel from the first cloth she has created on her table-top loom. You can see the blogpost about her newest obsession, and my treasured gift, here. While Christmas is definitely a time of giving, I will freely admit to being a most appreciative receiver as well!
I hope you are enjoying spending some time sewing for special people in your life, too!