Monday, August 20, 2018

Pair of Pillows + Trish and Birdie Fabric

This weekend (in addition to lots of yard work) I stitched up a couple of quilted pillows using a new fabric line called Trish & Birdie.

Quilted patchwork pillows made by Andy of A Bright Corner

Sometimes smaller, quicker projects like this are so gratifying!  It feels great to start AND finish a project in one weekend.  As a bonus, it gives me a little kick in the pants to get some of my other projects finished up as well.  

Trish & Birdie is a new fabric line designed by Deane Beesley for Sweet Bee Designs.  I love those colors!

Trish and Birdie fabric by Deane Beesley for Sweet Bee Designs

The first pillow I made is a sweet 18" quilted pillow made entirely from half square triangles.  I knew the sherbet colors from the line would look so good against a crisp, white background!  

After piecing the half square triangles into a block, I felt all that white needed a frame around it.  I used one of the pink prints as a binding and it was just what was needed.

Quilted patchwork pillows made by Andy of A Bright Corner

When I got the first pillow done I decided it needed a friend.  Plus I wanted to try pairing up the prints with a gray linen-look print, and I love the results!

Cute Dresden quilted pillow made by Andy of A Bright Corner

I machine stitched the Dresden block down to the gray background square and then did some simple free motion quilting around the outside of it to add even more texture.  I left the Dresden block free of any quilting to help it "pop" a little more against the background.  

Cute Dresden quilted pillow made by Andy of A Bright Corner

I think the two pillows pair up nicely without being too matchy-matchy, don't you?  And now I need to find a new home for these sweet pillows.  My boys decided they're way too pink for this boy-filled home.  (Is there really such a thing as too pink?)

Quilted patchwork pillows made by Andy of A Bright Corner

Are you looking for some Trish & Birdie fabric for your own projects?  Find shops that carry Sweet Bee Designs fabric here on their website.  

And to see more inspiration, check out these blogs that will be sharing projects through the end of the month!

August 16   Jina Barney: Jina's World of Quilting
August 17   Becky Vandenberg: Be So Crafty
August 20   Andy Knowlton: A Bright Corner
August 21   Allison Dutton: Allison Sews
August 23   Cassie Massolia: Lily Shine Creates
August 24   Missy Luukkonen: The Little Green Bean
August 27   Erin Hamilton: Piper's Girls
August 28   Sherry Shish: Powered by Quilting
August 29   Stephanie Jacobson: Steph Jacobson Designs
August 30   Lissa LaGreca: Lovingly, Lisa
August 31   Jackie White: Jackie's Art Quilts

Hope you have a fantastic week - happy stitching!


  1. They are both so pretty! What a fun finish!


  3. What cute pillows! The fabric line is cool.

  4. very helpful your post... thanks searing your post...... zamila


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