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).
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.
This month is Craft book month @ Craftbuds.com, where they are running a link up when you post about your favorite craft book and project from that book.
Love the finished cushion it looks fab and the quilting choice is an interesting contrast to the rectangles. Nice to see how the variegated thread looks too. 🙂
Thanks, I thought the triangles would break it up some – it was either that or straight lines and I wanted to try something different.
I know what you mean I need to give something else a go next time 🙂
What guide do you use for your quilting?
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:
The finished cushion looks great! I know I mentioned this before, but I love that you incorporated the red part of that print .
It makes it pop….I am happy with it too. I like the black spots as well 🙂
Awesome! Nice finish. 🙂
Thanks 🙂 I have two days off work so I am sure I can crank some more things out – at least that is what I am hoping 😉
This is adorable!!! Love that quilting and the thread. I really need to make another pillow. You keep inspiring me 🙂
Thank you, you made my day 🙂
I have been feeling a little bummed as I felt I never really got things done…anyway I decided to do a 2013 Project Finishes page. It isn’t that bad – a few pillows that is for sure 😉
I really like this, the bikes really make it stand out. Thanks for sharing.
Gorgeous, it is lovely and really nicely balanced! 🙂
It looks beautiful, Michelle! I really like the quilting and the thread choice, and I liked seeing the quilted variegated thread up close.
Thank you Daisy, I do like the final quilting on it. I have some left over fabric of the bicycle print, so I thinking of another small project.
Fabulous pillow – love the bike fabric as well!
Thank you. I am very happy with how it turned out 🙂
This definitely caught my eye, with that little bit of red to set it off so well.
I love your design and the quilting. Variegated threads are my favourite too 🙂 I can’t stop making cushions at the moment!
I know what you mean…they make nice quick projects and great presents 🙂
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