Sunday, July 30, 2017

Stripes and Stars Pillow UPDATE

Here are a couple updated pictures with the pillow cover quilted.
Lots of changing the white and red thread.  Blue stars quilted with swirls after the straight line quilting all done

The straight line quilting did shrink it vertically by about 1/2" so it looks square now.

I found this free pattern on the Moda Cutting Table blog.  It is designed by Carrie Nelson.
 I forgot my plan to do some quilting prior to making it into a pillow cover and thought it looked great anyway, but as I look at this photo, I think I will go ahead and take it apart and do the quilting to give it a little more body so it sits nicer.

Here you can see it with the patriotic, George Washington crossing the Delaware print in the background.  The professionally cut double mat from Michaels frames it just right.
The pillow cover looks longer than it is wide but it's actually square.  I guess it's an optical illusion.  I'm going to do straight line quilting horizontally and I think it will make it look more square.
   
These are the pillows made by Carrie.  There is also a pattern for the single star pillow both at the link here.

Linking up with Crazy Mom Quilts and Show off Saturday

3 comments:

Warm Quilts said...

What a great looking pillow - the fabrics are lovely. And, it perfectly fits the chair, by the window, and that Crossing the Delaware print making it a sweet, patriotic corner.

KaHolly said...

It's lovely! Did you get so excited to see it as a pillow, you forgot to quilt it? That happened to me when I first learned to quilt a spiral. I'd decided to use a QAYG method, and never thought to put the backing on. I was just too eager to stitch those spirals! I love this. It's definitely going on my list of things to make!

grammajudyb said...

I am in love with this pillow. And although the 4th of July has passed, I am going to download the pattern in anticipation of next year. I'll have a whole year to glean through my scraps and add if necessary to get a good variety. Thanks a bunch!