Saturday, February 23, 2013

Pillow Pop, my version

There's a new book out called Pillow Pop, compiled by Heather Bostic from the blog a la mode.
I really like it! With limited quilting time, pillows are the perfect project to satisfy a creative urge. Lots of projects from some of my favorite bloggers (and some new ones to check out!) The book even inspired me to finish UFO!

I made the tops, over two years ago. I participated in the Spice up your Kitchen swap on Flickr, and made my partner place mats (plus some other goodies!) based on this QAL by Cherri House. I made two extra panels at the time, thinking I'd eventually turn them into pillows. Didn't think it'd take me two years. I really love the brights solids against the Kona coal. I debated whether or not to do any quilting. I finally decided to do some simple straight line quilting to emphasize the horizontal lines. And I think the quilt batting adds a little more stability to the pillow in general. Honestly, once I got started, it took maybe two hours to finish them. Why did I wait so long? They really add a {Pillow} Pop of color on a dreary February day.

Working on a little mini quilt today. More solids. So not like me. Or maybe more like the new me! We'll see!

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