Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Simple Squares : :

I've been having so much fun making pillows lately! They're soft and fluffy and pretty and just make me happy!

Wild & Free + Wanderer Pillow!

This style of very random and scrappy patchwork is my new favorite for pillow making. It's such a wonderful break from the structure of making a repetitive block quilt. Plus I'm so in love with combining Wild & Free with April's new Wanderer collection!

Bound in Sweet as Honey

I added lots of straight line quilting with a cotton Aurifil 50wt, giving these pillows great sturdiness while keeping them cozy and squishy!

Wild & Free + Wanderer Pillow! 2

I love to make simple envelope backs, usually out of various scraps, but in this case I chose a favorite Arizona print, densely quilted using more Aurifil with some neat binding around each edge.

Quilty Pillow Back in Arizona

For finishing I used up my last bits of this beautiful Sweet As Honey print binding, Bed of Daisies in Nutmeg, leftover from my Autumn Sun Quilt!

Bed of Daisy binding

Patchwork Love

Including my batch of Flower Crown Fox Pillows, I've made five pillows now with Wild & Free and Wanderer, I think it's time for a quilt!

 ♡ Maureen 


  1. I have a thing for squares. I really enjoy the simplicity.

  2. Maureen you just made me laugh and say Thank you too! I've been making a lot of pillows lately too, and bags, vs quilts. I'm a huge fan of Wild and Free, Arizona and now Wanderer.
    I've started my Wild and Free quilt.......hmm it needs a pillow first ha ha:)
    Thank you for sharing the envelope backing technique, such a beautiful and unique finish.

  3. I love the simple squares also, and you cannot go wrong with that beautiful fabric!

  4. love the fabric and the binding just sets the squares off

  5. Your pillows are wonderful. I've been crushing on Wild and Free for a while and mixing in Wanderer is genius. I'd love to see the quilt you make to go with the pillows!

  6. I love making pillows too, but I've never done a successful envelope back! It's true yours and Aprils collections go great together! They're both just gorgeous. Time for some more new cushions!

  7. I just love the way this turned out. very cute and love the quilt lines

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