I celebrated my family’s Christmas last Saturday and all the pillows/quilts were gifted and everyone seemed to like them! Because this is a post for the link up for Ms. Midge’s Cushions for Christmas Blog Hop, I’ll limit it to just the pillows I made everyone.
I made 8 pillows for gifts using Winter’s Lane by Kate & Birdie for Moda. These pillows are 26″ square and I just love them so much I made a couple for myself as well! That’s a total of 10 pillows using this gorgeous fabric line.
Here are five of the pillows, some were duplicates, so I didn’t photograph all of them.
Each of these pillows were FMQ with a straight line 1/2″ apart to echo the star shape. It went very quickly using the FMQ foot as opposed to the walking foot. I have gotten pretty good at straight line quilting without using a guide/ruler. I use the straight edge of my index finger as a visual guide while feeding the quilt sandwich through the machine.
I also made these two pillows for my nephews. The black and lime green one is also straight line quilted using the FMQ foot. The lines draw the eye to the centre of the pillow. The chevron pillow has a different FMQ technique in each colour bar. I had a lot of fun practicing on this piece. I tried many firsts and now have a couple of favourites to use! Both of these pillows are pre-cursors to quilts the boys will get next year.