I have been really into making pillows lately. I love the idea of have a variety of them around the house. You know, a few for the kids to toss around and a few that are a little nicer that, dare I say, don’t get used. I hate that it makes me sound like my mother, but with 3 kids blowing through this house like a hurricane everyday it is nice to have something pretty to look at that doesn’t end up on the floor.
I also feel like I don’t have enough quilted things around the house representing my work. Quilting is such a big part of my life I thought it would be nice to have a few conversation starters laying about to share with friends or family.
The first one here I pieced with the leftover scraps form another quilt I am working on for a Moda Bake Shop project, using a jelly roll of Good Fortune by Kate Spain and a Moda white jelly roll. I had a small pile of scraps left over and I couldn’t bear to just toss them out with the trash. Then I added a decorative stitch to the straight line quilting for some added visual effect.
For the second one I pieced together 1 1/2” strips of coral and white and cut them on the 45 degree line, then pieced the panels together creating a herringbone or zig-zag pattern. I then used the same decorative stitch for the quilting. The fabric is Clementine by Michael Miller from his Cotton Couture Solids line, which I am totally crushing on right now.
Currently, I am working on a pillow using a Noteworthy charm pack and I not quite sure how I want to do the back. I am not trilled with how these zipper closures came out, so any suggestions? Or do you know of a great pillow tutorial I can use to learn something new?
Have a great day!