This pillow cover is 18" square and is a donation to my friend's ringette team fundraiser.
I was trying out a ruler I've got to see if the triangle shape would work for my VMQG/MQG Riley Blake Basics Challenge quilt. Again - two birds, one stone etc.! I liked what came out of my experimentation so I decided to make it into a pillow cover.
Instead of batting, I fused the front and back pieces onto Pellon 987F Fusible Fleece and didn't use a backing when I quilted the lines. I marked them with a Hera marker. If you don't have one of these little gizmos and you like marking quilting or cutting lines, get thee to your favourite purveyor of quilt notions immediately and buy one. They're wonderful - they put a crease-type mark on your fabric that isn't permanent so you don't have to worry about pressing it, washing it etc.
I quilted straight lines on the front, and on the back, I added in some random zigzags to my seams and I kind of like the effect (look at the bottom right of the photo and you can see it):
Anyhooooo, I followed the finishing technique described in Patchwork*Pottery's lovely Crane Star pillow pattern to make the envelope-style back with a nice little tie. I probably should've planned the placement of that accent triangle a bit better but this project was quite improv in its construction. A lot of "hmm...what next?" type thoughts. It was relaxing, though.
This is my first finish that counts toward my 2014 Q1 Finish Along goals. Hooray!