Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Pillow In Progress

The Salt Lake Modern Quilt Guild is doing a pillow swap as part of their monthly meeting tomorrow night.  I didn’t think I’d have time to make anything so I wasn’t planning on joining in.  Then I saw a few of the pillows that some other SLMQG members were bringing for the swap and I knew I HAD to join!

So here’s my pillow in progress -   Monday night I fused some Heat n’ Bond Lite to some green scraps and cut a simple leaf shape out of each print.  Side note: aren't they pretty?  I sure have a TON of green scraps.  My bin overfloweth.

  green fabric scraps

Then I dug through my stash and found eight gray fabrics I liked -

stack of gray fabrics

and used those to make the background for the leaves.  Last night I fused the leaves and then quilted around each leaf.  I felt it needed a bit more so I added a few straight quilting lines.

pillow top in progress

This afternoon my job is to add the backing and binding!

pillow with green binding

I have to say that last night I began to wonder why I don’t make more pillows?  They’re a quick and satisfying project and I get to use pretty scraps.  It’s a win/win if you ask me.

Linking up to WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced


  1. I love your pillow! I just finished a small table topper with similar leaf shapes and I'm really liking the look. Isn't nice to use up scraps?
    Julie @ The Crafty Quilter

  2. Totally adorable! My scraps are starting to overflow, hadn't thought about using them for a pillow! Great inspiration. -Michelle

  3. I really love your pillow. Nice combo of fabrics.

  4. You just inspired me! I have quilts everywhere but plain brown pillows on my couch. Why??? Tonight I'm diving into my stash and making nice covers. Thanks for the inspiration!

  5. Someone is going to be very lucky! Beware...pillow making can become addictive.;)

  6. Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous! I love the fabrics, colours and the quilting... The whole shebang!!!
    From another pillow addict,
    esthersipatchandquilt at yahoo dot com
    ipatchandquilt dot wordpress dot com

  7. I love this pillow! Beautiful work:)


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