Polly Grace {in pillow form!}

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If you follow me on Instagram, you've already seen these, but it's too cute not to share on the blog as well :)  When I first received my copy of Love Patchwork & Quilting's issue 37, I saw this awesome boxer dog mini quilt designed by Juliet (The Tartankiwi) and just had to make one, pronto! img_6810

I made some tweaks to Juliet's pattern so that it would match our sweet boxer girl, Polly.  I LOVE the background fabric against the brown. It makes a great contrast.  The background fabric is the newspaper print by Carrie Bloomston.

Paper pieced boxer pillow

For the quilting, I kept it simple and only quilted the background fabric with straight lines every 1/2".

Paper pieced boxer pillow quilting

Once it was quilted, I decided to do a simple envelope back on the pillow.  And as you can see below, I even cheated a bit and just used the selvage edge for the inside flap of the envelope :)  Works for me (and the dog!).

Paper pieced boxer pillow envelope back

And here's the finished pillow next to Polly.  Perfect match.  (Note...not easy to get this girl to pose with a pillow!)

Paper pieced boxer pillow with Polly Grace :)

The quilt pattern finishes at 20" square, which thankfully is a standard pillow form size.

Paper pieced boxer pillow

And now this pillow is being well loved and used by Polly and the rest of the family.

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Isn't she the cutest?!?

Amanda