Brown bag challenge finished

One of my favorite craft books at the moment is Pillow Pop.


I have previously made a pillow from it – Sea Spray. When the brown bag challenge came up in our guild,  and I pulled these two fabrics, I decided I would make another one from the book.



You can check out the rest of the challenge rules here. The is” The Metro” pillow pattern. I love how it turned out. I still think this bicycle fabric is fabulous.


I did some straight line quilting in a triangular pattern in each quarter. I used chalk to mark the diagonals and then the center lines as a guide, and then sewed 1″ lines using my walking foot and guide (to ensure the 1″ distance).MetroPillowQuilting

I also decided to try out some variegated thread in blue tones. I really liked it and will be using it again on some future projects. You can see the color changes a little more clearly here.

One final view of the pillow, in use, in our backyard. It is a lovely fall day here, so a perfect opportunity for some photos.MetroPillowFinished

This month is Craft book month @, where they are running a link up when you post about your favorite craft book and project from that book.

22 thoughts on “Brown bag challenge finished

    1. mlwilkie Post author

      On my walking foot I have a “stick” thing (quilt guide) that goes through a hole at the back and if I put it on the 1 inch mark on the plate, I can then use it to follow the diagonal mark to start and then each line after I have it along the last line stitched. The only thing I am weary of is checking at the start of each line it is where it is suppose to be.

      Here is a link to a picture:

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