Tuesday, July 16, 2013

A few more pillows

A few months ago, I posted about some pillows I made, and here are a few more!  I made them for the gift exchange we did with each other for the Sisters weekend.  We all made 8 gifts and then exchanged them, it was so fun!

We all asked each other our fave colors, and Cheryl's was purple and green, so I dug these out of my scrap bag and made this pillow.  I did some straight line quilting with matching thread along the rows.
I've been loving the "plus" quilts blocks I've been seeing around the internet, and decided to give it a try.  I again, used scraps for this.  I got my inspiration directly from this: Knotted Thread flickr image.
A year ago I won one of those Moda candy packs (2-1/2" squares) from the blog of Minick and Simpson.  I finally found a great use for it.  Joni is a Veteran and I thought it would be well loved by her in her home.  
And finally this was finished up, the Kaleidoscope pillow that I previously blogged about.  I love how it turned out, I did a little hand quilting on it.
I put a Tula Pink print on the back, it matched perfectly!
My last pillow was my first attempt at making a string block.  I dug in the scrap basket for bright primary colors and cut 1" strips, and went crazy. It was really fun to make.  I used this tutorial for it: Little Miss Shabby String Star.  It went together easily, you should try it!
I did a little hand quilting on this one too, it's all about the details!
A fun polkadot was appropriate for the back.

I learned a lot making these pillows, how to make cathedral windows, paper piecing, hand quilting, string blocks and more, if you are hesitant to try something new, that looks a bit difficult, just make a pillow!  That way you know if you'll like it or not :)


Katrina said...

All the pillows are just so, so pretty!!!! Love, love, love.

Dawn said...

I love every one of your pillows but the last two, the kaleidoscope pillows, are my favorites! The hand quilting looks so good on them, too.

Brooke said...

Love your pillows! Your kaleidoscope pillow turned out fabulously! ;)

AnnMarie said...

Not that I want competition at the County Fair, but have you considered entering a pillow and some quilts? Look at the info online. Entries need to be in this Saturday.

It's free and fun to have items displayed (with ribbons).

Marie said...

What a great selection of beautify pillows!