Little Penguin Quilts Through the Year

Little Penguin Quilts Through the Year

Monday, February 24, 2014

My First Pillow Cover!

Like most quilters, I have lots of WIPs to work on, but sometimes I just need a quick weekend project to fill my need to sew and create.  I have been wanting to try a pillow because there are so many out there on other people's blogs that I have loved looking at. Thanks to Amanda Jean at Crazy Mom Quilts, who was in a pillow-making frenzy a couple weeks ago, I decided it was time! We have had two really boring gray pillows sitting on our living room furniture for years.  They seemed like the perfect candidates for a makeover!  So I took some leftover charm squares that I had from this project, and made a simple patchwork front for my pillow.  I quilted it with straight(ish!) lines about 1/2 inch apart.  Then I made an envelope back for it from Amanda Jean's tutorial.  And voila!

So much prettier than those old gray pillows!  I wish I had saved the info that told what fabric this is, but unfortunately, I didn't.  Here is a close-up of my favorite one, though.
Guess I'd better get to work on a cover for the other pillow!
I am linking up to Sew Cute Tuesday with Blossom Heart Quilts and later in the week to Needle and Thread Thursday!


Tanya Quilts in CO said...

Fantastic pillow! I understand your need to finish something quickly rather than these long, drawn out projects. I have joined some swaps over on Flickr because they are forcing me to learn some new techniques like making zippered pouches and giving me some great ideas for little gifts. Thanks for sharing!

kim said...

I love your pillow!! There's nothing nicer than some new patchwork pillows to freshen up a sofa!

Paula@TheSassyQuilter said...

That is cute! Love the quilting.

Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation said...

so pretty! love the straight line quilting on it!

Thank you so much for sharing at Needle and Thread Thursday!

:) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation