Friday, July 18, 2014

piper - a finished quilt and my first pillow

So, this quilt has been done for a while. For some mysterious reason, it has been ridiculously hard to get decent photos of it. You can read more about the top here. (I'm really hoping that when we move in the fall, there will be more options for photo taking.)

For quilting, I used an all over loop pattern and pale pink thread. And I learned to make sure you have enough thread for a project, BEFORE you start the quilting.

I backed it in this pink and mushroom Walk in the Woods fabric. It's just so pink - my daughter loves it.

For binding, I was able to find a bit of yardage of my favorite red and white stripe from the same line.

I've wanting to try my hand at pillow and pillow form making. I had a few extra blocks from the quilt top, so I made a pillow front and quilted it with a straight -line pattern. I followed the lovely tutorials from here for how to make the envelope back and here for how to make a pillow form. In my case, I had to jerry-rig the back of the pillow as I wanted to use all the leftover edges of the quilt backing. I added four panels of white, also from the scrap bins, and it all worked out.

And finally here it is, all washed and dried and crinkled and loved.

Thanks for stopping by! Today I'm linking up with Amanda Jean for finish it up Friday.



  1. Really loveyl- Aneela's fabrics are so classic and you made them shine.

  2. It looks great on the bed--both the quilt and the pillows!

  3. That is absolutely adorable. Love the whole thing!!

  4. Such a pretty quilt and pillow. I love that line of fabric. In fact, I've got four fat quarters in that line just waiting for the right project to make with it.

  5. These are so pretty together. Lucky girl!

  6. I bet your daughter loves this! Adorable. I've also finished a quilt using Red Riding Hood fabrics but by Tasha Noel this week. There is something irresistible about this story and fabric.

  7. Lovely! I bet the little girl in your life loves it!