Friday, February 15, 2013

A coordinating pillow, you say?

So SIL is enjoying sleeping under her Brrr! Made in Cherry quilt. It never made it to the spare bed, apparently. Just a day after taking it home, I received an email letting me know how great it looked (with photo), but that "all I need now is some matching pillows".

Brrr! half square pillow by Poppyprint

I happened to have all of my scrap triangles from making the quilt so I put them together with a few solids for an easy peasy 1/2 square triangle pillow top. Because I do what I'm told (usually).

Brrr! half-square pillow by Poppyprint

I quilted the pillow front to some fusible Pellon fleece with diagonal lines 1/4" away from the seams.  The backing is made from some of the larger pieces that remained on my FQ shelf and I joined them with a hidden zipper flap.

Brrr! half-square pillow back by Poppyprint

Binding by machine: the front by Poppyprint

Binding by machine: the back by Poppyprint

The binding is also leftover from the quilt; I cut an entire yard of the stripe print on the bias, so I have miles of it. It's machine sewn to the back.  First I sewed it to the front of the pillow with a 1/4" seam allowance as you would for a quilt, then pressed it to the back and secured it with Roxanne's Glue-Baste It (carefully mitering the corners). Then, using my Pfaff's stitch in the ditch foot which has a metal fence right smack dab in the middle of the foot, I sewed along the front of the pillow in the ditch of the pillow/binding seam. You can see the front and back above.  I've tried doing this just using pins to hold the binding in place, but I always end up missing sections on the back. The glue just keeps it all snug and more accurate for me.  There are a lot of tutorials around blogland if you need more details on attaching binding by machine, just Google it.

I gave the pillow to my SIL for Valentines yesterday and I think she likes it. Watch the comments to find out : )

20 comments:

dutchcomfort said...

You SIL is one lucky girl!!

Michele Pacey said...

Gorgeousness!

Rilene said...

I need to get cracking to make some pillows with scraps! Yours is an inspiration.

Rilene said...

I need to get cracking to make some pillows with scraps! Yours is an inspiration.

Barb said...

Lovely pillow, Krista! What a sweet SIL you are. Great idea about the glue basting - I always miss sections when I machine bind, so I've given up. Maybe I can try again.

Oh-and your fabric arrived earlier this week. Love it!

Krista said...

Looks awesome!

If someone asked me for a matching pillow, they'd probably have to wait a year. Nice work getting it done! You are a great SIL.

Heather D. said...

Fantastic Krista. I used that stripe for my Brr! quilt binding, but mine was straight cut. I love the look of the bias cut as well. It's a perfect binding fabric no matter which way you slice it. ha

The Pied Pedlar said...

I love the colours you have used so bright and summery.
Tricia

Elsa said...

Sweet pillow for your SIL ~ lucky girl!

Nina Lise@Mrs Moen said...

Such a beautiful pillow, both front and back!

Rene' said...

Your SIL sure is benefitting from your creativity! Love this pillow using all the scraps. That binding is perfect, and good for you to have so much left. Your zipper flap is definitely hidden. I might need to try that sometime.

Amy Friend said...

She is seriously spoiled!

Katie B said...

Lucky SIL! I'm sure she loves it!!

Flying Blind... said...

Slippery slope, what next, matching slippers?!

Katy Cameron said...

Smart SIL for both keeping the quilt and requesting matching cushions!

Patti said...

/Great pillow, and I really like how you attached the binding.

Dianne said...

What no comment from SIL?!!! Awesome pillows Krista -
if I had received them there would be comments up the wazoo.....I'm just sayin ;0)

Mette said...

Lovely pillow, Krista.

Leanne said...

You SIL is very lucky, it is such a fun pillow.

Corrie said...

Yes both SIL's are very lucky. This SIL loves her new pillow and quilt. And the matching slippers and night hat that should be coming soon? Thanks for the idea Flying Blind.

Krista SIL is lucky because she has me to appreciate her work. I am always happy to take purses, (sadly I have misplaced the little pink one I loved), iPad pouches, change purses, pillows (I have the deck pillows Krista made a few years ago..a bit faded now), passport holder, table runners (even though I have to display the back side because it is nicer) and all manner of Christmas, Easter, and Halloween decorations. I am clearly an instrumental part (and self appointed) of the Poppyprint marketing team.

And I will continue to show off my Poppyprint wares everywhere I travel.

Love to you SSIL,
and
Love from your SSIL

(extra S is for 'super')