Wednesday, November 5, 2014

String Pillow


I had quite a few strips leftover when I finished Gumballs. I like scraps but I could have made another quilt all the leftovers I had, wufda! I put together this bonus pillow with a few of the leftovers. I still have plenty to round out my pink and teal stash bins. When I first started quilting I tried to keep my scraps as minimal as possible. I even threw scraps in the trash... gone but not forgotten, sigh. Now I always cut a little extra to build my scrap bins. This pillow was featured at Quilt Story!!


I cut the strips into varied widths and lengths of 3 and 5 inches and put the wider strip right in the middle. I had no plan while putting this together, just sewed together pairs and then matched them up with other pairs until I had long strips. I moved them around a few times on my design wall until I liked the layout. Using light pink thread I did some free motion quilting in a wavy pattern going the opposite direction as the strips. I saw a similar quilt top in Sunday Morning Quilts. Love.


I had a scrap piece of hot pink minky that was just the thing for the back... wow!


This is the second time I have used minky on the back of a pillow. It's a little stretchy and slippery but the backing piece is small so its a fairly manageable task.... hardly any swearing at all! Serious. This pillow ended up a good fit for an 18 inch pillow insert. It actually measures a little bit smaller than 18 inches square but I like my pillows poufy! This pillow is available in my etsy shop.

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Heather

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8 comments:

  1. Love your pillow! It would be perfect for a teen girl's room. You have inspired me to use my scraps to make a pillow; I just need to learn how to put in zippers, and I'll be using up my scraps, too!

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  2. I am always amazed when we as quilters can start a project without really knowing where we're going and come up with something so lovely in the process. The combination of simple pieced strips and colorful fabrics really works here. : )

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  3. Cute pillow! And the minky will make it so cozy!

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  4. That pillow is so cute! Love your colour palette! Thanks for linking up to TGIFF!

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  5. How lovely! Those colours are lovely together!

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