Friday, December 30, 2016

Pillows Plus (photo heavy)

As I mentioned in my previous post, Leanne's Bee Sewcial prompt for November was really inspiring to me. In fact, I made another improv bull's eye right away and turned it into a pillow:

Improv Bull's Eye pillow front

For the back, I had an extra quarter circle, so I just added to it until it was the right size, and then made a simple envelope closure:

Improv Bull's Eye pillow back

The quilting was really simple - just done with the walking foot and white thread. Super quick and effective, in my opinion.

I also had occasion to make three more of my improv rainbow gradient pillows.

The first one was for the little boy who bid on the silent auction pillow but didn't win it. His mom arranged a wine for pillow trade and I was very happy to oblige:

Pillow for N, front

I might even love it better than the original! Back view:

Pillow for N, back

Detail shot of the quilting, all done with Aurifil in various shades:

Pillow for N, quilting detail

And those pillows being shared on Instagram led to another commission for Christmas by a lovely young lady and friend of my daughter's! She contacted me via her mom's Instagram account to ask me to make two pillow for her dad!

Pillow 1 for Keith, front

Pillow 1 for Keith, quilting detail

Pillow 1 for Keith, back

And the second one:

Pillow 2 for Keith, front

Pillow 2 for Keith, back

Pillows for Keith

I've committed to a local artisans' fair for next December, and I think these pillows will feature prominently in my inventory!


  1. I love making quilted pillow covers as gifts. I think of it as a small quilt and they're quick enough so everyone on my list can have one.

  2. Felicity, I'd be hard pressed to pick a favourite, they are all so lovely. Your thread choices and quilting choices add to the magic. Congrats on a great finish to 2016 and may you continue with the magic in 2017!

  3. All of them are oh so beautiful! Wishing you a wonderful creative 2017!

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