I made this pillow as part of the Simply Retro Sew-Along, but also because I was inspired by this pillow which I made for my sister a few weeks ago. I loved the idea of fresh, modern fabrics in yellow and gray while using a retro style block. The pattern, Playground, may be found on page 53 of Simply Retro by Camille Roskelley (visit the Flickr group for the sew along to see more interpretations of this pattern).
This is a super simple block to make and I decided to highlight its details with echo-style quilting.
The back uses some great fabrics: charcoal dots, text, ruler fabric, and a red flowers and birds – all scraps and pieces from my stash.
Once again I installed a hidden zipper to make this pillow truly reversible.
Bound with some terrific charcoal leaf fabric from Simply Color by V & Co … this pillow just makes me smile!