Friday, August 28, 2009

Quilted Pillows

This is one of those projects that you put off and when you're done you wonder why you didn't get to it earlier? Our couch pillows were looking SAD. Lumpy, boring and needing to be replaced. Quilted pillow covers are such an easy project (well, once you know your quilting basics!) as it's just like doing one really large quilt square. No big commitment of having to repeat a ton of times to make a full quilt plus you'll get to see your handiwork every day.

I chose to do a log cabin pattern. I pulled out all my rust/brown/mustard/olive prints (basically everything that was in my Brick Path quilt plus more). I knew I wanted to make two pillows and I didn't want them to look the same so I decided to make one with the green/yellow prints and the other with the orange/browns. I think they are quite fun! It's so nice to see a great assortment of your favorite prints on display and in use. For the actual quilting I just did a simple shadowing of the seams. I didn't want to distract from the prints or the pattern at all.

The backs are a simple overlap. Since I used regular quilting-weight cotton here, I fused woven interfacing to the fabric to hopefully give it more of a chance of lasting. In a house of two small boys pillows don't just get to sit up on the couch in peace!

Oh and a nice bonus here? This is a quilting project with no binding and hand-stitching to do!


  1. They're so cute! And the back is just as cute!

  2. Those pillows are awesome and what a great way to practice making log cabins! I just joined a wonky log cabin quilt along so if I don't get all the way done maybe I'll turn them into pillows! Thanks for sharing!

    P.S. I'm totally adding you to my blogroll.

  3. Thanks Jackie & Anna!

    I saw a quiltalong in the Old Red Barn Flikr group, is that the one? They are doing some great work in there!

  4. great pillows!! thanks for sharing the link with us! & for coming to the guild meeting!