Just as I was layering the turtle wall hanging for quilting I realized it might be better to make it into a pillow rather than a wall hanging. There was plenty of fabric for the pillow back overlap, the size would make a good bolster and I would have more use for a pillow.
After stitching down the applique and sewing the pillow together, I ran to Walmart to get some fiberfill stuffing. It seemed like it would take two bags of stuffing (around $8.00) and then I had what I thought might be a better idea. The size of the turtle pillow was the same length and about half the width of a standard bed pillow. I wondered if I could get a cheap bed pillow ($5.00) and cut it in half. I was a little nervous when I cut it open (maybe I didn’t really want to know what they fill pillows with), but was relieved to find that it’s just a roll of fiberfill.
It was perfect and there was even a bonus. I was able to cut down the pillow cover and use it instead of making a muslin pillow form. So easy and what a bargain! I have enough fiberfill left over for the second pillow. but will have to make a pillow form for that one.
All finished and what a nice reminder of our family’s memorable trip to Hawaii. I smile every time I look at this!