Friday, 12 December 2014

Three Christmas Pillows

I had so much fun making my Great Pillow Fight Swap pillow recently that I carried on and made two more pillows using the same block design. I've been patiently waiting for all three pillows to arrive at their new homes so that I could share them here. This is the original version, made for Debbie in the Great Pillow Fight Swap.  

 
 
 
This version, in more traditional Christmas colours, was made for my online quilting friend, Karen. I went for a simple setting for this version, no tricky half blocks to make! The sashing is Alison Glass Sunprint Text in white.


The last pillow was made for Leanne in our do.Good.Stitches Care Circle Christmas swap. I used some Denyse Schmidt Sweet Ruby fabrics that my friend Deb bought while she was in the US recently and was generous enough to share. I quilted this one in a serpentine stitch, the stitch makes me think of ribbons which seemed appropriate for a Christmas pillow. I had planned to bind this pillow, but in the end I decided that it didn't need binding, maybe because the sashing was a bit busier?

And a favourite Aneela Hoey Cherry Christmas print for the back.

It was a fun exercise to play with different colours, setting and quilting. I'm hoping to get one more version made but it might be for Christmas 2015.

20 comments:

  1. Beautiful design and print choices. Thanks for sharing your work!!

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  2. Love all THREE of them Rachel!!! Fantastic work!

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  3. You know I love these! Every version is special in its own way....Though I'm partial to the first. ;-) So nice you shared your block pattern too. One of these days.....

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  4. Gorgeous, like always! I think Karen's is my favorite, the blocks look like wrapped presents :) Merry Christmas!

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  5. All of them are lovely Rachel, I don't think I could choose a favourite. Happy weekending to you:)

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  6. these are all so gorgeous and they all look so different ! thanks so much for using the awesome cherry christmas for the back of mine - I love it sooo much :) hope you get to make one for yourself !

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  7. I love those...I hope to make a pillow cover with that pattern in 2015!

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  8. They are really beautiful. I love all your fabric choices.

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  9. These are all beautiful and so very neatly made. I love them all.

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  10. Gee, what a good friend she was to share those fabrics ;)

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  11. Lovely designs & colours and so beautifully made - gifts to be treasured!
    Allison

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  12. Love the SLQ in-between the little blocks, it really makes them pop :)

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  13. What beautiful pillows. I am so glad that I found the time to read some Blogs of my quilting friends ;-).

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  14. Your work is gorgeous! Well done!

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  15. Oh my goodness - love these! The design, the quilting... all so meticulously beautiful! Love them all!

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  16. Any swap participants that receive something from you are very lucky!! Your work is so neat and beautiful and you mix colours so well. I love it all!

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  17. Any swap participants that receive something from you are very lucky!! Your work is so neat and beautiful and you mix colours so well. I love it all!

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  18. I love this block and your projects. I'm relatively new to quilting. When you made the on point version, did you actually make half blocks or do you make a whole block and cut it on the diagonal? Thank you.

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