Pillows for College Kids
Pedro is back at college – she spent the summer at home with us, but this is probably the last one. This year’s dorm experience will be a suite – she and her friend Callie each have single rooms and Liana and Kaitlyn are sharing a room. The four of them share a bathroom, refrigerator, and microwave. A much improved situation over last year.
Both Pedro and Callie have west-facing windows… great for seeing the mountains. But also great for letting glaring sunlight in. I made them both simple lined curtains that are just threaded onto tension rods. With the tiny bit leftover from each 3 yard piece that went to the curtain-making, I made them small pillows.
Pedro’s curtains are blue and red batik. For her pillow I added in a matching light purplish – blue with small vines on it.Callie’s curtains are made from a Japanese-style printed cotton that is turquoise/teal blue with dark blue. To make the patchwork on the pillow, I added a very dark black batik. You can barely see that it is a batik. The funnest part of making these pillows was the patchwork for the front side. I just cut strips or pieces and stitched them together. I quilted the fronts too, layering in thin batting and a white muslin backing. Fun, pretty, and useful! I’ll get them sent off to Denver real soon.