Finishes, The Sewn Kind

Back, way back, I wrote a blog post about the beginnings of a set of pillows using the awesome fabric from my swap partner, Mel.  The projects were finished soon after that post and just last week I remembered that I hadn’t shared them on the blog #facepalm!

Pillows 2

I got two plump pillows and a runner done – love the bright colors and prints in this fabric line :: “Delighted” from Riley Blake.

Zee peee-lows

Pillows 4

I made envelope style backs for the pillows and bound them with a bounty of dots… hmm, I always seem to have dots in my sewn creations.

Pillows 1

For the pillow with the green binding, I managed to go all around using the same binding strip.  For the other one, I had to get creative with coordinating scraps from my fabric stash.  I love scrappy binding and it worked great for this project. Waste not, want not, right?

Pillows 3

I quilted these by echoing the outlines of the blocks, then stuffed them with pillow forms. So squishy!

Straight line quilting for the runner seemed like the best option with its simple patchwork layout.

Pillows 6

The runner has a pieced back – more dots! And yes, I didn’t pay attention to my bobbin tension while quilting this one.

Pillows 7

They’ve added cheeriness to our home all summer!

Pillows 5

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2 Responses to Finishes, The Sewn Kind

  1. affiknity says:

    So cheerful and bright. Love your choice of colors, as always.

  2. Jocelyn says:

    All so pretty! How much fabric did Mel send you? You all but made a king size blanket out of those! Nice to see a little touch of Dubai in your home I bet. And your sewing skills are reaching mad proportions. Well done!

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