I made my husband’s Aunt Candy a quilt using the Yellow Brick Road Pattern from Atkinson Designs. I found four leftover blocks and some extra backing fabric (oops…3 years later!) and decided to make a throw pillow for her.
I sewed the four blocks together into a large square, added a two inch blue border to all sides and pinned up a quilt sandwich!
Deep breath, time to machine quilt! I always start with a straight stitch because it’s easy and builds up my confidence.
With my confidence soaring, I quilted some loops and flowers to highlight the fabrics.
Some of my stitches didn’t quite turn out as I wanted them to! Oops! This section didn’t feed through my machine smoothly and I have a big jumble of crooked somethings! Oh well, I chalked this up to a learning experience and kept quilting!
I changed thread color to yellow and made a plaid pattern on this white fabric to help disguise the thread glob. Not too bad if I do say so myself!
I like this loopy stitch and plan to use it in other projects!
Once I finished quilting, I trimmed my blue borders to 1 inch and used a 1/2 inch seam allowance to attach an envelope back to the pillow. As you can see, I had a lot of extra backing fabric on hand! This pillow measures 18 inches square.
Here’s a side view.
This looked great on our sofa, but I mailed it off to Aunt Candy. She called to say she loved it! Yet another set of leftover blocks put to good use!