In the last year, sadly my brother in law, Jon, has lost both of his parents. When I asked my sister if there was anything I could do she asked if I could make some pillows out of feathers from birds, Jon and his father had hunted. and she gave me a bag of feathers. I wondered what was the best way to go about this and of course called my mom. Apparently she had made a down coat for my dad once and told me I would have feathers everywhere. Armed with this knowledge I made to pillow forms and took them and my bag of feathers outside. As I stuffed them my dog Spike, had a great time chasing the strays.
Once the pillow forms were made they sat in my sewing room for a month or sew. This weekend after getting the binding sewing on my DWR I decided I had better finish these up. A grab a couple of blocks from my Wild Goose Chase. I thought they were fitting for the feathers.
I’m pleased with how they turned out and was happy that Jon liked them also.
If you would like to make a couple of these pillows just grab a couple of 12″ pillow forms, unless you too have a bag of feathers. Then follow one of my Wild Goose Chase tutorials. I used this one and this one. The rest can be found on my tutorial page.
Love the pairing of the feathers with the wild goose blocks. Great idea.
What a thoughtful reminder of good times with his dad. I love the pillows!
Just a perfect reminder of loved ones! Bless you for doing this for him!!
I remember my grandmother making her own down pillows with the ticking fabric. It was always such a messy job. Yours look beautiful.
I love the pillows, really like that pattern!
I love the colours you've chosen. Great job on the feather/bird theme 🙂
These are great Em! I've been needing to make some for me, but can't decide if I want to make a pillow cover or just stuff some!!
The colors are FAB!