Friday, March 9, 2012

courthouse steps pillow

Hello, welcome back!

I'm pretty sure you remember this green and grey courthouse steps block.

I made it 2!!! months ago and it was just sitting on my design wall. I knew I wanted to make it into a pillow cover, but I was stuck, once again, on how to quilt it.

I finally got an idea this afternoon. Hand quilting!!! Why didn't I think of that before? I decided to hand quilt in sort of stitch in a ditch way. I used grey embroidery thread because I did not want to take away from the pattern, I just wanted to give it some texture, that's it.

I went ahead and made a small courthouse steps block for the back of the pillow and I also hand quilted it "in the ditch".

And here's what the pillow looks like now that it's all quilted and finished using invisible zipper (I do love those zippers). Front:

and back:

The finished size is 16" x 16". I can't believe how quickly it came together once I knew exactly what I wanted to do and how to quilt it. I guess it's just another lesson for me to realize that it's OK to let the project sit and wait until the right idea comes to mind.

Do you get stuck sometimes? What do you do when that happens?


Linking up to AmandaJean's Finish it Up Friday.


  1. Beautiful! The hand quilting is a perfect choice and I love the back of the pillow with it's sweet small block in the corner. Great finish, Svetlana!

  2. Very nice, Svetlana! I love the back too!

  3. Oh how fun!!
    I love your pillow.
    Fabulous stitches.

  4. Looks AWESOME. Love it. I definitely get stuck sometimes but I usually ignore whatever project and go back to it when the desire returns, which it usually does!

  5. Fabulous pillow, LOVE the hand quilting...great finish!

  6. Adorable! Sweet back, I need to learn the zipper!

  7. The pop of yellow is very appealing to me;)

  8. i do get stuck. i love this though, super super cute!

  9. Aww, it looks fab, glad you could work it out. Me? It depends on whether or not there's a deadline, if there is one, I go head down and blunder on through straight away, if not I put it aside a few months, then go head down and blunder on through... ;o)

  10. The back really makes that pillow beautiful! I love the hand quilting too. Everything you make is gorgeous!

  11. Beautiful pillow. Thanks for sharing some inspiration.

  12. It looks just perfect! Great job! :)


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