A few months ago, my husband's friend, a woodworker, helped me out by fixing the broken rails on the bottom drawer of my stash chest, and cutting the legs off a folding table. I offered my sewing skills as a trade. He requested a pillow cover for a well-used pillow his mom made him years ago. It took some time before said pillow made it to the house, but then I dragged my feet on the project due to so many others that jumped ahead in line ( a common problem around here!). I knew what colors and sort of what design I wanted to do--finally last weekend it got done.
Since the pillow was not large (finished size cover is 14"), I was able to use leftovers and scraps to construct my modified log cabin-style layout.
Pretty easy to stitch and press, adding the next sections.
The directional print I used for the outer round required close attention, but went on without a hitch.
Scattered Squares pillow that is currently at our County Fair. This well-aged pine needle print from stash was a good match for the front, I think.
Even with the extra step of making and applying the binding, this pillow was done in a couple of hours. My husband will be delivering it next week, hopefully, but meanwhile I'm letting it decorate a living room chair :)