Friday, May 17, 2013

I Made a Pillow

I finished up this pillow today and I am pretty pleased with it.  It is my first my project with hexies.  I followed the instructions to make the pillow top and hexies from Love Quilting and Patchwork magazine.  I really wanted to do an envelope enclosure so I followed the tutorial at Fussy Cut.  If I don't count some really simple really bad pillows I made when I was first leaning to sew many years ago (and I don't count those) then this is my first pillow.  It was so quick and easy that I want to make more pillows.  I plan to start saving my Joann's coupons for pillow forms.

At the start of the year I signed up for a homemade pay it forward on Facebook.  I have three people to make gifts for.  This one is for my Aunt Karen.  I was going to make pillows for the other two gifts but I am considering doing the Patchwork Please Zakka along 2.0 This would be my first sew along anything.  The book is due to arrive soon and I can't wait.  So if I go for it, I am thinking some of the projects I make from the book can be the other gifts.  I have a baby quilt I need to make by June 30 and I think the book quilt from Patchwork Please would be adorable. 

For the first time I will be linking up to Finish it up Friday at Crazy Mom Quilts.


Anonymous said...

Love the hexie pillow. Nice work.

Handmade by Hanki said...

I love your pillow Christie, you did a great job! Pillows are quite addictive to make! :)) Can't wait to see you make more :))

Country Maison (Eva) said...

I love it !! And the hexies must be so fun to make !!
I cannot wait to make something with hexies myself.
I love the fabrics you chose too . . . Have to check those tutorials to make the envelope closure as I have a few pending pillows to make myself. . . thanks for sharing,

Kate said...

Love it, love the quilting on it!