Little Penguin Quilts Through the Year

Little Penguin Quilts Through the Year

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Happy Mail!

There's nothing like a special package in the mail filled with fabric to give any of us a little lift!  I participated in Cynthia's Quilty Orphan Adoption event last weekend, and not only did I give away a project that didn't inspire me anymore, I also received a little inspiration in the mail!

These are somewhere in the neighborhood of 250 - 3 inch squares of a beautiful fall fabric!  My photo does not do them justice!  Thank you for sending them to me, Audrey! (Quilty Folk)

I had to make something with them right away, and I settled on a pillow cover  -  I chose to make a rectangle pillow- 12 x 16 inches.

It fits perfectly on this sweet antique chair that my grandpa made.  My mom did the needlepoint seat many years ago.  I am just keeping it for her until she decides if she ever wants to live in the cold north again!  :)

I always use this tutorial from Crazy Mom Quilts for making pillow covers, including the envelope back, and they go together so easily!  To quilt it, I did a simple cross-hatch with my walking foot.

My pillow only used about 28 of these fabric squares, so I'm sure there's enough to make more of something!  I'll wait for some more inspiration to hit!

Thanks, Cynthia, for hosting the Quilty Orphan Adoption!  So fun!  Check out the Quilting is More Fun than Housework Sunday link-up for more scrappy fun!


Christine B said...

Love your beautiful pillow.... just perfect for the Autumn! Christine x

Marly said...

Lovely cushion, and suits that antique chair perfectly.

Run 'n Stitch said...

Those fabrics just scream 'fall' and you've found the perfect project for them. I love your pillow!

Cynthia Brunz Designs said...

I always enjoy seeing how many quilters who are putting items up for adoption end up with a new project. :)

Great job putting some of those pretty fabrics to use right away. Thanks for sharing your lovely pillow with Oh Scrap!

Vicki in MN said...

Nothing like getting some fabric in the mail is there! And you whipped up a great project with it just in time for fall.

Linda said...

That chair with your Mom's needlepoint is priceless, and the fabric squares are beautiful! Love the pillow. :)

Cut&Alter said...

That's a gorgeous cushion and great use of the lovely fabrics. What a great idea to do an orphan adoption!

Kate said...

Beautiful cushion! And you have more pretties to have more fun with. A very nice package.

Alycia~Quiltygirl said...

That is perfect!! and just in time for fall!