Wednesday, December 13, 2017

A Gift for Me - A new Pillow

Yes, I am up to my eyeballs on Christmas gift sewing.  Progress is being made on all fronts but sometimes you need to just work on something you want to finish.

So I made my pillow!  A gift from me, to me.

This quilt (that I turned into a pillow) design is by Melissa from Happy Quilting as part of her Roundabout QAL.  I've played along with many of Melissa's QALs - her directions are great and I love her designs.

I downsized everything, even doing those drunkard path blocks by hand.  The fabric is from a Moda line designed by Amy Ellis.  I quilted organic wavy lines with my walking foot.

My quilted pillow front measured 18 1/2 x 18 1/2 '' and I stuffed a 20 x 20 '' pillow form inside.  I put a zipper in the back using my tutorial.  I love the way it looks on the back.

Melissa is posting a parade today of other Roundabout finishes - make sure you stop by and visit!

I'll be linking up my pillow with  Freemotion by the River,   WIP Wednesday's,  Let's Bee SocialMidweek Makers.  Needle and Thread Thursdays, Finish it Up Friday and Finished or Not Friday (here).

Have a wonderful day! Patty


  1. Oh, Patty, it’s absolutely gorgeous! I’m so inspired!

  2. The wavy quilting sets it off nicely and it looks like a wonderfully fluffy pillow. It always feels a bit extra special to make something we can keep for ourselves. :)

  3. Great job Patty. Lovely pillow. #CreativeGoodness


  4. What a pretty pillow. The back is also so cute. Beautiful :)

  5. What a pretty pillow. The back is also so cute. Beautiful :)

  6. It turned out stunning, modern, clean and yet warm and inviting. I am glad you keep to yourself. As much as we love gifting to others sometimes you need to keep something for yourself. =)

  7. You gave yourself a beautiful present!

  8. It's beautiful! Your dense quilting works wonderfully with that pattern, and I'm impressed by your little curves! Such a great gift to yourself <3

  9. Happy day to you!!! A gift FROM you TO you. LOVE it!!


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