This pillow cover was initially started as a throw quilt from a pattern in Jen Kingwell's book Quilt Lovely. It is a sweet little quilt, and, if, like me, you enjoy hand piecing, really enjoyable to piece. But by the time I had a few of the flowers together, I realized it was going to have to be a long term project because I have so much to do ahead of it. So I decided to use it to cover a bare pillow form that needed a case. I had to work out the layout a bit because I wanted a flower in the middle of the case, but it wasn't difficult and I was able to piece and quilt the project over a couple of weeks in spare minutes while waiting for kids in classes or at pick-ups and end of the day sewing.
I fussy cut a few of the flowers, but felt that some of the flowers didn't need that treatment.
I tried out a few different backgounds, but picked a light shade of blue in the end, feeling that it receded into the background and let the flowers speak for themselves.