I have seen so many pretty pillows on different blogs lately. And on Flickr, too. And the different dresden plate designs popping up all over have been inspirational. I love them so much.
When I decided to combine the two, my original idea was to do just the plate in the middle. I wanted my pillow to be larger than some, a whopping 18 inches. So, after I made the plate and placed it in the center of the fabric square, I decided it needed something else. I made quarter plates and put them in each corner. I had read a lot about people quilting with pearl cotton and had never tried it myself. I ordered my pearl cotton from threadart and am really thrilled with the product. I do most of my quilting by hand, so I was excited to try something new. I echo quilted around the plates and love the results. After adding jumbo rickrack around the edge and putting the pillow back together, I joined them. I made the pillow insert with fabric that I lined with batting and stuffed with fiberfill. What a cute pillow! I love this one! Hope you do to.