Thursday, May 12, 2016

Hello Pillows : :

This past October my Fleet & Flourish Fall Quilt Market sewing came to an unexpectedly abrupt halt when my son Jacob ended up in the ICU with Colitis just a week and a half before I had to leave for the show. What I was able to make up to the point of him getting sick had to be enough, and it was. Thankfully he recovered quickly, I was able to leave for my trip without worry, and it all came together as I hoped it would without anyone seemingly noticing there was a whole list of things missing that weren't able to be made. When I finished setting up my booth it was just the absence of a few more pillows that had me a little disappointed. And so... this time around my Quilt Market pillow making is verging on excessive! I figure I can always edit some out if it's too much in the end, right? I mentioned last week that I had made three new pillows with a star theme and today I thought I'd share two more of those before blogging about the three I made this week, Ha!

Star Pillow

This first pillow is a simple Sawtooth Star block with a tiny Nightfall patchwork center and border.
My patchwork squares finish at just 2" and I was able to use so many of the tiny scraps I had leftover from my larger projects. Love that!

Tiny Nightfall Patchwork

I finished the back of this pillow with AGF's Solid Textured heavy weight and Smooth Solid denims, a framed piece of my Moon Stories in Spark bunny & moon print, with narrow strips of Nightfall scraps.

Backed with Bunnies

I used my very favorite denim, Cool Foliage, for the binding! I love this vintage gray-blue with my Nightfall fabrics!

Denim Binding

This next pillow is made using the same quilt as you go method I teach in my Craftsy Class, Quick Quilt As You Go, to make my Criss Cross Diamond Quilt project. For the pillow I simply switched up the size of each block, used different piecing, and strip width. I can't wait to make a Nightfall quilt using this QAYG pattern!

Criss Cross Diamond Star Pillow

I designed this one to feature my dragonflies print, Nox Iridescence in Aglow, adding a single, pretty, fussy cut dragonfly to each corner!


I finished this one using up the last of my Nightfall scraps and more denim!

Backed in Patchwork

I'll be back soon with a few more things to share, but first... Tomorrow I have a Bohemian Garden Aurifil Thread Box Giveaway planned, so be sure to stop back!  ♡ Maureen


  1. Absolutely LOVELY pillows! I bet your booth will be overflowing with color.

  2. LOVE LOVE LOVE! Can't wait to see pics of your booth at the show! DEFINITELY going to make matching Crisscross Diamond Pillow Shams to go with my queen sized quilt now :)

    1. PS: ADORE how you pieced the backing together!

    2. Can you shoot me an email when you get a chance --

      I've tried to email you but you're a no reply commenter. :) Thanks!!!

  3. love, love, love!!!
    can't wait to see you!

  4. Absolutely love them!!! Your pillows always are so nice and tight!!! What do you stuff them with? Pillow or pillow stuffing???

    1. I use always pillow inserts and make my covers slightly smaller than the insert size. For example, the Sawtooth pillow cover is about 17-17.5" square after it was bound and I used an 18" insert. I love to make them nice and tight like that. After even just a little use I've noticed mu pillows flatten out and this way they stay looking full!

  5. Just gorgeous as always, your colors are so dreamy!

  6. Thank you for this article very full again.

  7. Super good idea, super nice site !! congratulations :)


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