Friday, December 27, 2013

A Closer Look at the Finished Pillows

Here's another look at those pillows, brought inside and on the bed where they are being used ... until I put the Christmas quilt away.

Before I assembled the pillow covers, I took a couple of photos of the quilting from the back because the red, white and green thread I used blended into the fabrics. The pillow front is 24 inches square. 

The pillow covers are made with a plain fabric envelope-style back.  I assembled them, wrong sides together and covered the seams with binding.

When I went looking for a photo of my Christmas Pinwheels quilt the other day, I couldn't find one, so I brought it downstairs to the studio, hung it and took one.

This quilt is 84 inches square. I finished it in 2011. It was the first large quilt that I quilted on my little purple Bernina. It was my first effort at free-motion feathers–they fill all the white areas of the quilt. The quilt was made from some blocks from a star sampler block exchange–most of which I dis-assembled and remade into one of two star patterns when I didn't receive a sampler of different blocks as intended.  The star blocks on the pillow covers were made from leftover blocks and bits and pieces from the disassembled blocks.

And here's how it looks all together (along with the little pillow I made from a hand-quilting class project.)

This makes the third pair of pillow covers I've made this year.

For me they've been great projects to use up scraps and practice free motion quilting.

I'm joining the parties for LAFF and FMQ Friday


Terri said...

That is a beautiful quilt, Sophie. The pillows go nicely with it, too. Good job.
Now I'm off to look at some of your other pillows.

Anonymous said...

It all looks beautiful. I am mind-boggled at the notion of taking apart swap blocks and putting them back together. You are so much more ambitious than I would ever be!

Rosa said...

Just stunning!

Elita@Busy Needle Quilting said...

Oh, those are beautiful Sophie! I also like the scrappy quilt & pillow shams from the first photo. That's giving me some ideas for using up some of my scraps! Well done!

Ivory Spring said...

Sophie, I love the quilt and the pillows.

Thank you for entering my giveaway.

Happy New Year, and all the best on your quilting endeavors.

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