Happy Monday! How about some pillow happiness to start the week off right?
I’ve decided that quilt-as-you-go gets a bad rap. It can be a lot easier than pieced quilting, but I think that it’s a lot more versatile than anyone gives it credit for. Most people stop at log cabin blocks, but there’s so much potential there!
I had the idea to create the illusion of flying geese using QAYG. I had no idea if it would work out, but since it made perfect sense in my head, I thought I’d give it a shot.
Oh, I love how it turned out. The lovely Girl of Cardigan (who is from Portland) suggested “North West” as a name, and it’s perfect since the arrows head up that direction. I’m currently writing a tutorial on how to do it, but I couldn’t help but share now!
It’s backed in bright magenta dots. Problem is, this pillow doesn’t go ANYWHERE in my house. So I’ve decided to put it up in my shop this week! You could be snuggling with it soon!
I also made a pillow based on this tutorial from Lee at Freshly Pieced (her stuff is drool-worthy). She had an extra row of big triangles around the top and right sides, but I wanted a smaller pillow so I left them off.
I sew so little for myself, but I wanted to use the palette of colors we’re considering for our kitchen / dining room / living room renovation. Mustardy yellows, browns, and grays — and every variation in between. It’s been a while since I’d actually pieced something and I couldn’t find my 1/4″ foot! So I pieced this without it and I’m pretty darn happy with how well my points turned out.
Now that I see the colors together, I am IN LOVE. We’re (and by “we’re” I mean “I”) going for a simple, slightly rustic, mid-century feel in our renovation and I think it’s perfect to bring everything together. Of course, it’ll be covered in Gunnar hair in about 30 seconds when I bring it home, but for now, it’s just perfection.
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