Borders were added to this pre-printed tractor panel and then the pillow top was quilted densely on my longarm. I’m not a tractor aficionado, but I do live in an agricultural area and am married to the son of a farmer. I made this pillow simply so that I would have an entry for the pillow category for the local fall fair.
The pillow backing is fabric that resembles a field of straw, quilted with a scratchy stitch to emulate a field of straw. This pillow won a first place ribbon at the fall fair. I overheard several people exclaiming delightedly over the pillow, but wistfully saying too bad the tractor wasn’t green. Apparently this is John Deere country where farmers are passionate about their tractor brand!