Monday, May 2, 2011

Plus patchwork pillow

I wanted to make a Plus pillow for quite a while. I saw a few pillows and quilts on Flickr and I thought it was a great way to add some nice, happy colors to my living room. I really like how it turned out and it fits with the rest of my decor perfectly.

I have to say that trying to take a few pictures of this pillow was almost more fun than making it.

 

As soon as I focused my camera on the pillow, Lola, our wonderful cat, jumped in,


and made herself nice and comfortable, and then ....


my daughter started snuggling her. I smile every time I look at this picture and even though I didn't end with the picture I set out to make I like the final result much more. Isn't it like that with many things in life?

Later I managed to make a few more good pictures.
Back of the pillow

Another detailed picture of the front, I used some of my absolute favorite Amy Butler, Moda, and Heather Bailey fabrics and quilted it with straight lines. What do you think? I'd love to hear your input.
Svetlana

3 comments:

  1. It looks fabulous! I love the fun rainbow of colors. How did you make the + sign shape? I'm kind of new to quilting.

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  2. Thank you, the way I made the + sign: for the top and bottom, I only needed 1 square each I used 2.5 x 2.5 inch one, but the middle needed to be 3 squares and instead of cutting and then piecing 3 squares, I just cut one rectangle 2.5 x 6.5 inches. After I pieced it together using 1/4 inch seams it was the same size as it would have been with 3 squares and it saved me a lot of time. Just make sure that you piece all your rows together first. I hope it helps.

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  3. That's a great pillow and I'm going to give it a try! I love your mug rugs on This n That's contest.

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