Monday, September 10, 2012


I made a pillow.  I put the little wonky log cabin blocks together at the Guild sew in on Saturday.  It was my first sew in.  More on that later.  I used a bunch of blue solids for the blocks and then on Sunday morning I out the rest of it together and by 2 pm, when Mum and I were due at a friend's for tea, I was done!

I can tell you that I was inspired by a pillow I saw over on Leanne's blog.  I loved her pillow.  I quilted the pillow very closely on the front in Aurifil 50 wt in white, avoiding the log cabin blocks.  And on the back I used a medium gray Aurifil 50 wt.  Mum thought the quilting made the back fabric look like pin striped fabric.  The pillow has an envelope back and it just makes me happy.

 I used an 18" square pillow form and there is a bit of wiggle room in it but I think it will be okay.  I am going to link up with Fabric Tuesday at Quilt Story.  It was a lot of fun to start something and have a finish the next day.  Gotta love that!

And for the sew in.  Here is what I now know.  There was a lot of fabulous food.  Yum!  There were lots of sewing machines.  Great door prizes.  Lovely buntings to swap.  Awesome show and tell.  People were making lovely things and it was just a whole lot of fun.  I had to get over my habit of grabbing more or different fabric as I go along because you cannot travel with everything!  I think next time, I will make sure I have a quilt on the go and just make a whole bunch of blocks.  I did make the log cabin blocks for this pillow and a bunch of scrap slabs for journal covers but I think working on something a tad more structured would work better for me at a sew in.  And that is what I have learned.  It was so much fun!

Have a lovely rest of your day!


  1. Great pillow. and you did a wonderful job quilting it!!

  2. That pillow is gorgeous, love the blues with the gray and the straight line stitching is perfect on it...good for you...

  3. Lovely cushions - espcially the first one!
    Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

  4. Oooh love your pillow!!! And yay for sew-ins!!

  5. I am finally catching up on my blog reading. Your pillow is wonderful and I am so pleased to have been an inspiration for you.