Pillow Talk!

Wandering through the fabric aisles, wistfully looking at spring fabrics, I happened upon two bright prints that  quickly became mine!  I was craving a fast, easy project and decided to make two pillow covers, quilted of course!

I outlined the paisleys with my machine.  It was good practice for curves!


After quilting, I wanted a nice straight edge around the pillow.  I used a furniture floor guide as a seam marker.  The bottom is sticky and stays in place and  it is just the right thickness to manage the layers of fabric easily.


Here is the finished pillow, LUV!


Next, I moved on to my modern feathers fabric.  I drew a grid using light pencil lines spaced 2 inches apart and worked my way around the entire pillow in no time!


Here’s the finished pillow.


I made envelope backs for the pillows.  Can we say “fast and easy”?!

Misc. Monday

I came across this book by Janie Lou at a local quilt shop.  It’s a great book for beginners because all the quilts in the book use some form of precut fabrics.  The quilts are fast and easy and can be adapted to your own personal style!


I had a fat quarter bundle of Cotton & Steele fabrics in shades of navy blue, teal, gold and white so I decided to make the “floating 8” quilt from Janie Lou’s book.  The colors in this fabric collection look fresh and sharp against the white and the navy blue.



I used the mustang fabric for the quilt backing.  Maybe I am really a cowgirl at heart!


This could be one of my all time favorite quilts!


I have another quilt from this book in progress.  If you give this book a try, I think you will like the results as much as I do!