Wednesday, May 13, 2015

A Herringbone QAYG Pillow : :

Pllow Corner

Herringbone QAYG Pillow

Last week, after finishing up my Ribbons Diamond Strings pillow - Mother's Day gift, I decided right away that I had to make at least one for us! I had planned to do something colorful and Spring-y for the porch swing, and maybe if I found some extra sewing time, for the pair of rocking chairs on the front porch, as well. Yesterday I kept this pretty pile of fabric and fancy ribbons nearby as motivation to finish up my orders in time to make at least one to share here today!

Pillow Supplies!

I could have just stared at these ribbons all day, they are that beautiful! It's impossible to pick a favorite, but the detail on those owls & foxes is pretty spectacular!

Using my Herringbone QAYG method, I quickly pieced together two 8.5" x 16.5" rectangles, adding a 1.5" wide strip of each of the fabrics I selected for my first pillow, added my ribbons, and then joined the two pieces to make a 16" finished pillow cover! Once my pillow top was finished, right away I noticed how perfectly the colors matched this corner of our living room!

Herringbone QAYG Pillow Top

To attach the ribbons I simply top stitch, using my straight stitch set at a 2.4 length, sewing close to each ribbon edge, this time using a fun yellow Aurifil 50wt! Adding the ribbons to this QAYG style of pillow, or quilt as you can see here and here, is so easy and it makes such a beautiful, fancy pillow! There's a sheen and amazing detail to them that is really hard to photograph, it's crazy gorgeous!

Top Stitched Ribbons

I finished this pillow with the last of my Canary yellow binding scraps, I love the pop of color!

Canary Binding

Herringbone QAYG Pillow

My camera battery lost it's charge before I could get photos of the back. I used a favorite Sarah Watts print of mine, her Gerbera print in gray quilted with the same yellow Aurifil I used to add the ribbons. I'll be sure to add a photo later. It's so pretty!

Doesn't it look perfect in this corner? I think it has to live here for awhile, which of course means, I have even more pillows to make to now!

Pillow Corner

I'll be back soon to share those, and then we'll have to have a Renaissance Ribbons Giveaway! See you then!!

♡ Maureen


  1. A picture perfect pillow!

  2. That is so pretty! I love the pillow and also that lamp and chair! Looks great!

  3. I love the idea of using the ribbons and that pop of yellow binding is fantastic

  4. Very pretty. Love exploring this idea.

  5. Very pretty. Love exploring this idea.

  6. Those ribbons are so beautiful! I love how detailed they are.

  7. I'm loving your pillows! I can't wait to get back to my sewing room. I think pillows will be at the top of the list. :)

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