Friday, August 14, 2015

Pillows: A Friday Finish

Being on a staycation has done wonders for my productivity in the sewing room - and the really unpleasant weather we've been having isn't hurting either. This week, I finished the two pillows I was working on last week (I talked about them in my WIP Wednesday post).

This is pillow number one:


Both pillows are 18" - a really nice size for my queen size bed.  I quilted this one in the ditch around the black part and then traced the beautiful foliage in the fabric with my FMQ foot - something I had yet to try.  I am very pleased with the results too.



And this is pillow number two: 



I used the same yellow print so the pillows match but because the design is so different, they aren't too matchy-matchy.  I quilted this one with my walking foot.  I first quilted a wavy line from the bottom right corner to the top left and then echoed the line about 1/2" apart, using my walking foot as a guide.  I really like the texture this quilting gives the pillow.



For the back of each pillow, I used a musical print I've had in my sewing room for a long time and closed each pillow with a nice yellow zipper.



Here are both pillows on my bed:



Along with Bronx, our huge doggie - which explains the comforter on the bed and the pillows full of dog hair!  I should have removed Bronx's blanket from the bed before taking pictures, but he just looked so comfortable, I didn't have the heart to ask him to move.  :-)

I will be linking this finish up at Quilt Matters where MR is hosting TGIFF this week and at Amanda Jean's for Finish It Up Friday.

Have a fabulous weekend!

Izzy 

8 comments:

  1. Those turned out great! Love the colors and the quilting! And the pup is adorable!!

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  2. A perfect pair! Beautiful design and fabric combo, Izzy and I love the quilting you chose for each pillow.

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  3. They go so beautifully together, Isabelle! Way to keep up the FMQ too -- you go girl! Sorry to hear that the weather sucked for your vacation, but it sounds like you had a great time anyway. Yay!

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  4. The cushions are gorgeous Izzy and Bronx is adorable. I think of us animal lovers are the same, can't bare to move them when they look so comfortable.

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  5. The cushions are gorgeous Izzy and Bronx is adorable. I think of us animal lovers are the same, can't bare to move them when they look so comfortable.

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  6. The cushions are gorgeous Izzy and Bronx is adorable. I think of us animal lovers are the same, can't bare to move them when they look so comfortable.

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  7. Ooooooh I love the foliage print!!! And the quilting looks excellent, nicely done!

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