HELLO FRIEND” is a pillow designed by Berene Campbell of Happy Sew Lucky to help people feel a little less alone. Whether you wake up to this sweet friend every morning, or make one and send it to a friend that is feeling isolated, the pillow offers a cheery greeting to lift us up.
Berene has donated the pattern to support the quilt shops that have supported her business over the years, during this challenging time for small businesses. Her goal is to keep the businesses she loves IN BUSINESS! If you would like to support this project, then join her by purchasing a pattern. The pillow is 20” x 20” and is finished off with snazzy faux piping. The pattern is inclusive, whatever your comfort zone is: it comes with instructions for both FPP and regular piecing, as well as options for either a zippered and zipper-free back. While you are welcome to make projects with this pattern as gifts for others, kindly do not share the pattern file with anyone else - each maker must purchase their own copy. The pattern is for personal use only - you may not make items for sale with the pattern. Please tag #hellofriendpattern and #happysewlucky when you share your projects online. For tips and tutorials on Foundation Paper Piecing check out Berene’s Youtube channel.
We made 4 kits using London Calling Lawn as the main background fabric. We named each kit after a lady from our favorite show, "The Golden Girls." The show is about four mature women living together in Miami and experience the joys and angst of their golden years. Strong-willed Dorothy, spacey Rose, lusty Southern belle Blanche and matriarch Sophia, Dorothy's mom, occasionally clash but are there for one another in the end. After all, when the show's theme song is titled `Thank You for Being a Friend', the ladies have to remain friendly with one another.
This kit includes:
Fabric for the whole pillow which is about 1-3/4 yards
18" Coordinating Zipper
PDF Pattern for Hello Friend