Monday, September 8, 2014

Nature Inspired : :

Pillow Set in Sweet as Honey

All throughout September the Goldenrod is in bloom everywhere! While it usually takes the blame for our autumn allergies, this year it's radiant yellow prominence against the deep greenery, blue skies, and browning landscape has me inspired! 

Goldenrod Everywhere!

Goldenrod Inspired!

First to pull out what was left of my Sweet as Honey fat quarter bundle for some comfy, quilted pillow making! Made using my favorite pillow pattern found here in issue 8 of Love Patchwork quilting (again), bound in the bright orange Meadow print Gentle Breeze, and backed in my two favorite Sweet as Honey prints - Fly by Day and Rooted Midnight from the Spring Harvest colorway!

Bound in Meadow Gentle Breeze!

Sweet as Honey Pillow Backs

Sweet as Honey Pillows!

Then I was reminded of how much I loved that set of yellow & orange pillows I made for the magazine and gifted to my Aunt, combined with all that pretty Goldrenrod and the vase of yellow Alstroemeria as my inspiration, once again I pulled from my stash a collection of fabrics ranging in color from buttery cream to glowing tangerine, but this time with a new quilt top in mind!

Goldenrod Inspired scraps

Chain Piecing with Orange!

Yellow Inspired!

This morning I finished up chain piecing my 7" squares of orange fabrics and now I'm moving onto the yellows! I'm hoping to finish in time to capture this new quilt top with it's inspired golden backdrop! 

Wish me luck!!



  1. I love all of these fabrics.......I really must take some time and make up some pillows using your great binding technique!

  2. SUCH A BEAUTIFUL POST>refreshing and cheerful>THANKS!

  3. I love those pillows, love ALL your pillows! I need to get that pattern! :)

  4. Beautiful, inspiring, thank you!

  5. Really pretty inspiration and I look forward to seeing the quilt!

  6. where can I get the pattern?

    1. In issue 8 of Love Patchwork and quilting found here --

      You can change the charm squares used in the pattern to any size. For these pillows above I used 8" charms to make my pillow covers finish at 18". Thanks!!

  7. Oh, the oranges and yellows are gorgeous. Can't wait to see it finished.

  8. Love, love, love this fabric!!

  9. Maureen, These are gorgeous!! Love the Fall colors, and you do such beautiful work!!
    Huggs, Nancy

  10. Can't wait to see the quilt love oranges and yellows.

  11. Pretty pictures!

    While the Golden Rod is pretty, especially the pic where you have it up close- the yellow and blue- it totally makes me sneeze. Ha!

  12. That would certainly make for some super amazing photos :)

  13. Hi Maureen, I've always admired the way you add piping so beautifully to your pillows. I've had a lot of trouble with piping in the past, have you ever done a tutorial on the subject?


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