Monday, June 27, 2011

Weekend Pillow sewing

I have been wanting to make pillows for my parents for a long time. I've had the pillow forms for months and months sitting in my bedroom. I finally sat down to make them on Saturday evening. I based them loosely off of the pillows Kristyne at Pretty by Hand has made. She makes such pretty things! As I've watched her make all of those pillows I couldn't wait to make some too.

Here was my progress on Saturday evening, I was able to sew both of the tops together, and do a cross hatch quilting on the checkerboard one.
I woke up Sunday morning to sunshine streaming through my windows. It was beautiful! I finished them both up by 9:00 a.m.
The fabric I used is called Simple Abundance by Moda. I recently made a quilt from this fabric. I still have quite a bit left from the fat quarter bundle, and I plan to make table runners that match the pillows for my parents. The backing on the pillows are fabrics I've had in my stash forever. It's time they were used up! These are big pillows 20" x 20". It used up quite a bit of fabric. I enjoy making useful things like them, it's very rewarding!


Anonymous said...

great pillows,
greetings Judith

charlotte said...

Nice job. Love the fabrics. Isn't it fun when the sunshine inspires us to get up and get moving like that?

Just Jenn said...

Those are so sweet, they're sure to love them!

Paul said...

Great looking pillows. I think I am about to take the pillow leap. I've been seeing some pretty nice ones lately.


Colleen Greene said...

Beautiful! I'm particularly fond of the checkerboard. What size did you cut your squares for that one?

- Colleen @ Made By Colleen

Jackie said...

Such a lovely picture of your sewing area with the morning light streaming in! I haven't tackled a pillow yet - your are just gorgeous!

Kristyne said...

Hi Heather,

I LOVE your pillows! One of my very favorite things about quilting is seeing how fabric choices make such a difference.

Nice cross-hatch too ;)

Katrina said...

They are so pretty!!! The fabric is gorgeous.

MysteryKnitter said...

Pretty pillows.