Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Birthday Pillow Progress!

So these 2 pillows are on my Q1 list, and I am happy to report I am making progress on them!
Lots of labeled pieces...lots of accurate piecing, hopefully!
The first one, Modern Circle Pillow by Alissa Haight-Carlton, was super exciting to see as it came together! The top finishes at 19" x 19".
I used up a few little strippy scraps for the envelope back, which is not yet attached.

I was able to pick up some more of the gray and a burnt orange for the second pillow last week.
just the basics, ma'am!
More strips, and lots more labels! I adapted this from a McCall's Quilting pattern, Twisted Craze by Tracee Doran, a wall hanging 48" square. I have down-sized it to a 21.25" square pillow.
A simple enough beginning, with fingers crossed I got all my math right! Each strip is 1.25" wide, for finished strips of .75", whew!
I was too head-down to take any other progress photos...my skill set was definitely put though the paces!
 I am thrilled with the result, and am calling this a singular success!  
This measures a precise 21 3/4"x 21 3/4" :)
I think they make for a striking pair, if I do say so myself :)
My Brother-in-law assures me he has pillow forms for 2 18" and 2 20" pillows so this will give him one of each, and we can come up with something together for the remaining forms later :) I am right on track for his early February birthday!

Feeling sneaky , and linking up with Lorna and Let's Bee Social!

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See you there!!!!






8 comments:

Cheryl said...

Awesome pillows! I love the strong geometric designs.

Miss Alissa said...

Those are fabulous!

the zen quilter said...

Wow these are both amazing blocks. I especially like the circular one.

Denise Finucane said...

great geometry and piecing skills! Your brother is a lucky guy

Judy@Quilt Paradigm said...

Holy WOW I love them both!! Great job on the piecing, looks perfect from where I sit!! That second one is very cool. . . very very cool... I might be seeing a squirrel!!! LOL

Sewmotion said...

Fantastic cushions that would look great in any modern funky interior, well done!

Wendi said...

Those are a beautiful pair of pillows. Wonderful job!

Soma @ whimsandfancies.com said...

Great pillow! They indeed are a striking pair. I like the geometric designs very much!

-Soma