Friday, September 30, 2016

A Pillow for Fall : :

In keeping with Tuesday's pledge to turn the leftover blocks and bits from each new quilt top into a matching pillow before anything ends up in the scrap basket, I have another new pillow cover to share today. This one made from yesterday's Fall Vibes quilt top scraps!

A Fall Pillow from Scraps

Practically every part of this pillow, front and back, was created from the extra plus blocks that I made accidentally. I like to "stack and whack" multiple layers of each fabric print whenever I do lots of repetitive cutting, and sometimes a few extra strips and patches will end up in my chain-piecing piles. Those extras then result in extra blocks, but in this case it was a happy mistake! Since I didn't want to just simply sew those plus blocks together to create my matching pillow, I cut and pieced together something a little more creative that I'm really happy with!

A Pillow for Fall!

You can still see the plus block design, with quite a bit more scrappiness. The four Luminous Field floral squares that formed when I sewed my pieces together looks as if I'm looking out at window, at a beautiful Fall garden. I really love how it turned out!

Bound in Folk Plaid

A Fall Pillow Cover

Quilted with Aurifil

I had fun quilting this one heavily using the Juniper, a pretty blue-green shade, of Aurifil 50wt thread from my Bohemian Garden collection.

A Fall Pillow Cover

Quilted with Aurifil

I used one of the extra, complete plus block on the back. It's one of my favorites, so I was happy to have made too many. So often I love the way the backs of my pillows look just as much as I do the front, and this is definitely one of those times!

Plus Block Pillow Back

My denim and off-white Folk Plaid from my Limited Edition Wild & Free collection just seemed to go with the style and colors of this Fall-themed pillow. Luckily, I happened to have a little extra binding of this print already made, yay! And I really do love how it works especially with the rustic, Canyon Sunset heavyweight AGF Denim. This particular line of denims from the AGF Denim Studio if my favorite for pillow backs because it is so incredibly sturdy and well-made. I don't know about you, but the pillows in my house (of three kiddos) take quite the beating on pretty much a daily basis. If the back of the pillow is just a thin layer of quilting cotton it doesn't take long for it to look a little worn. When I don't have the time to heavily quilt the pillow back pieces the same way I typically quilt a pillow front, this denim is the perfect solution! I know it with endure the umpteen pillow fights and jumping piles and heaves to the floor, and that makes me happy!

Fall Pillow Back

After yesterday's response to my newest quilt, it's always nice to receive your kind comments, I will definitely put together a quick tutorial to share for those of you wanting to make your own Fall Vibes quilt, thanks for that! Just don't forget to make a few extra blocks for a matching pillow of you own!

♡ Maureen  


  1. Gorgeous pillow! I've been doing that too, trying to use up the scraps while I make the quilt - sometimes it goes into the backing or border, and other times I turn it into a gift bag, pillow case, or pillow. Or I throw it into a scrap quilt I am making concurrently.

  2. Stunning so different from anything you have made, I love it.

  3. What a bright cheery pillow. Anyone would like this in their home.

  4. LOVE, LOVE LOVE the quilt! Yes please to a tutorial!

  5. Love the pillow and would love a tutorial on the quilt.

  6. Nice blog! We can give an extraordinary look to our bed with a stylish pillow. It is playing a very major role in lying down, sitting or in sleeping time. A few days ago, I have bought some good and soft pillows from a well-known shop known as Find the Essence of Joy. Keep posting like this.


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