I used blocks that I had on hand at the time which I think came from a quilttalk block lotto I did back in Canada! So a LONG time ago and way before blogs!
You start with a pocket in the centre which can be used to store a book and some chocolates :o) and the blocks sit around it. Also sewn in are 4 triangle flaps which have loops of elastic at the tips which secure to the buttons.
I quilted it using a swirly vine. I wanted to try something outside of my comfort zone and try something other than meandering. It was a great pattern to stitch, but it did use A LOT of thread.
Here it is all opened up with the flaps secured to the buttons on the side…
…and here it is as a pillow.
The flaps fold over the folded quilt and again the loops of elastic latch onto the buttons and secure the whole thing together :o)
Back in December 2007 I made 2 smaller versions for my niece and nephew. I used ribbon instead of elastics and buttons which worked very effectively as well.Until next time...♥