Some Progress Made..

I started this pillow awhile ago, and I have been hand quilting it, just a little here and there.  And yesterday, I finished!

Quilted Patchwork Pillow

Quilted Patchwork Pillow

I love the colors in this pillow, and I decided to quilt each square from side to side, in rows 1/2″ apart.  It really is more stitching that I had realized.

Stitching

Stitching

Here is a closer look, all those stitches, not always straight and small, but I think it looks quite quaint!  I love it!  I just put a pillow form into it for now, but I have an old down and feather pillow that I am going to remake into a smaller insert for it.

Back

Back

I used a stripe for the back, and the opening is just an overlap.  Of course, it gets dark here early now, so I get to try to take the picture without my shadow from the lighting.  Ooops!

Here is another one that I am making for the shop, only this one is going to be machine quilted, not hand.

For the shop

For the shop

I just love these blues and the brown together!  I intend to just stitch about 1/4″ inside each square, around the edges.

I also finished up 5 more blocks for my 9-patch quilt, something that I haven’t been able to work on for awhile..

More 9-Patch Blocks!

More 9-Patch Blocks!

I’m afraid that I may not get any time until after the holidays to get back to my Sylvia’s Wedding Sampler Quilt.  But that’s ok.  I’m also working on some new items for my shop, a couple of Christmas swaps, and some Christmas presents.  I’ll have some pictures of those completed soon!

What projects do you have going for Christmas?  Please share with me!

Thanks for stopping by.  Take care,

Cheryl

 

 

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One response to “Some Progress Made..

  1. The fabrics you used in that pillow are so cool! And your hand stitching stitches are so tiny and perfectly aligned – very impressive. I could never get my hand stitches so evenly small. I’m working on Christmas projects for my shop too! And I’m already plotting projects for January.