Monday, September 10, 2018

My pillow

This is something so incredibly satisfying in creating a new pillow for my home.

The pillow front is based on Latifah Saafir's Airshow pattern and from the workshop she held for my guild in August.  (See that post.)    For the back, I used my own tutorial for creating a zippered pillow back (tutorial), using fabric used on the front of the pillow.

The fabrics are all Moda Sweetwater and they've been in my stash for quite awhile.  It was nice to use them!

The pillow itself was 18'' (finished) and I filled it with a 20" pillow form.  To quilt, I did straight lines about 1" apart, stopping and starting around the bias tape applique shapes.  Within the shape, I did one loop around.

Although I didn't use it for my pillow, Latifah should us how to get a really nice finish inside your pillow - a really good idea if you are gifting.  (Latifah's Magic Pillow tutorial is here.)  It would work really nicely especially if you choose not to quilt the back.

Latifah really made bias tape applique simple. I've practiced at home since the class with some success and look forward to doing more.

I linked up at Brag about your Beauties. 

Have a wonderful day! Patty


  1. Lovely! Thanks for sharing your pretty pillow and the link to the facing tutorial. I've never seen Latifah's technique before but I want to give it a try. I give many pillows as gifts and like for the insides to be neatly finished so they look nice and so they don't fray when they are washed.

  2. The pillow looks great; using an oversized form really fills things out nicely. I look forward to seeing how you incorporate bias tape into your work.

  3. I really like this. It would be a conversation piece in your home.

  4. What a cute pillow. I love the word art fabric. Your back zipper is awesome as well.

  5. I love seeing this pillow all made up. Have to check out the finishing details from Latifah - always good to have another trick up my sleeve.

  6. Lovely pillow! Always enjoy seeing this bias tape design. Hope you enjoy the pillow as much. And thanks for link to the tutorial. The method sounds great - will try it next time :)

  7. Beautiful, love the quilting in the loops!!

  8. Congrats on your finish! I like the use of the text prints. Latifah is so lovely, but I've never had a chance to take a class from her.

  9. Oh, you're so good! I took a workshop with Latifah in November of 2017 -- to make a lap-size Latitude quilt -- and haven't picked the project back up since the day of the class. Your pillow is *beautiful*. Congratulations on adding another skill to your quilting toolbox. : )


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