Friday, April 5, 2013

A few finishes

It was another rough week, so I don't have much to show for it. Mostly a burn on my finger and a chewed up spot on my tongue (my anxious habit). I did finish few things, though. After I found pillow forms on sale at Tuesday Morning I knew I wanted to make a giant patchwork pillow like the ones Amanda Janes makes for her boys.

Mine isn't quite as big, but at 26" it's no slouch! I used my "Mama Said Sew" charm pack to make a black and red chevron pattern.  I quilted with grey thread outlining the zig zag seams.

For the back I used the rest of the squares from the pack and some red solid.  I wanted to try the Dogwood quilting pattern from Oh Fransson that's been all the rage lately. While not completely unsuccessful the results don't really bear taking pictures.

I used a zipper closure-- my first try at that.  And over all I'm really happy with how my giant floor pillow turned out!

I actually finished the animal quilt last weekend but didn't get pictures until today.  I was hoping for sunny, warm day, which never came.  The quilting is simple straight lines.  I didn't want to do dense quilting because I wanted it to keep its softness.  I backed it with a really lightweight denim and it's all ready for snuggles.

Don't forget to enter the giveaway HERE for your chance to win this quilt!

Animal quilt with its matching pillowcase
Linking up to Finish it Friday.


  1. I love your Mama Said Sew pillow. I am using it A LOT in my current projects too.

  2. Love that Mama Said Sew line of fabric. I used two prints of it to make a coin purse back in the fall. Your pillow turned out great! And so did the quilt.

  3. I just Love your pillow!
    Great fabrics and nice pattern!

  4. i love them both! you have been busy!!

  5. I love the cushion...great finish!!