I Love Color!

posted by Kate on 1/17/2007 | Link To This Post | 1 comments

Three Little Pillows

About a week ago, I was playing around with the plans for this quilt and trying to figure out how to get the right sized blocks. Rather than fool around with the actual fabric for the quilt I decided to use scraps from my stash to make practice blocks. The practice blocks soon evolved into into these adorable little pillows (about 7.5" square). The center blocks are made from the robot-print fabric leftover from Simon's jeans. Then, I had so much fun picking out coordinating colors from within my fabric stash. It was like fabric therapy. Whenever I make something for the fun of it I tend to lean towards very bright colors. They just feel happy.

CloseupI decided to quilt each pillow in a sort of squared-spiral, running parallel to the edge of each block. I liked the way it looked against the tilt of the piecing, not to mention the fact that I did not need to mark the fabric since I was able to use the magic of the walking foot. I have been seriously loving the walking foot lately. My latest objective when quilting a project is to mark it as little as possible. It's more convenient and it has allowed me to be unexpectedly creative. I just love the way my latest quilt is turning out. Hopefully I'l have pictures by this weekend.


Blogger jojo* said...

Those are adorable! I love everything about them--the quirky off centeredness, the fabric in the middle, the colors. Cute cute cute!

1/17/2007 11:50 PM  

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