The first thing I wanted to make when my sewjo returned were some pillows. Mostly I just needed to use up some scraps and long orphaned blocks to help clear out my mental space! I used scraps from the Beacon Quilt I made earlier this year to make these 18" pillow shams:
|18" pillow covers, with in-seam zippers.|
I really wanted to play with the quilting on these since they're so small (compared to the queen sized quilt!). It was a good way to warm up my mental muscles for quilting too. The fabrics are all Kona (pesto, silver and turquoise) and I used matching Aurifil threads (#2892, 4093, and 2600). I love having so many colors of Aurifil I can match to my fabrics without worry!
|Pillow quilting details.|
|Pillow center quilting detail--some point-to-point quilting.|
I gifted the pillows to my sister and her husband as a housewarming gift, they moved yesterday!
|Coordinating backing fabric from my stash! Great way to use up a half yard, haha.|
The other pillow I finally made was from this orphaned bear paw block from the Bear Claw quilt I made 5 years ago!
|Bear claw quilt block (also quilted 5 years ago).|
Had I bothered to look at the quilt photos before making the pillow I would have added a brown border so the bear claw points wouldn't get lost in the curve of the pillow. Oh well! It's just a little decorative pillow for my brother (the owner of the quilt too), cuz you know how much retired Marines love their decorative pillows.