Christmas Star Pillow by JessWHCT

Summary

Category:
Home & Decoration
Pattern:
Status:
Complete
Started:
2012-11-24T00:00:00Z
Finished:
2012-11-26T00:00:00Z
Tutorial:
None

Description

Started working on our Christmas decor this year. Since my Mister and I won't be in town for the holiday itself, we aren't bothering to put up a tree which means I need to work a little bit harder to get the house "in the mood"!

I pulled out a new throw that my Mister must have owned to replace the brown blanket I had tossed over an armchair in our living room. I didn't have a throw pillow that coordinated with the white, black, gray and red blanket, so I started stitching up this quilted pillow cover.

Update 11/26/12 2:54 PM: Oh no, gotta hurry and finish so I can enter this in the Fall for Solids contest!

Update 11/26/12 6:37 PM: Phew... done! This is my first quilted pillow cover but definitely not my last. Quick little projects like these are so satisfying!

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Comments

Terryt1955

This star pillow will surely get the house in the mood!

Rebecca

Love the red, white and gray combo!

Jennifleur

It's so sweet. I'm looking forward to seeing you finish it!

JessWHCT

I'm stuck. I've been staring at it all night and I can't come up with a quilting plan! I've only accomplished straight line quilting with my walking foot so far, and I'm not sure that's what this pillow front is calling for... but I can't get the hang of anything else!

Rebecca

You could do some sort of echo quilting following the edge of the star and expanding out. I also think an on point crosshatch on the grey (stopping at the star) following the 45 degree angle of your half square triangles might look nice with maybe a row or two of stitching following around the inside of the star.

JessWHCT

Thanks for the help Rebecca ! I decided to echo inside each of the spokes of the star, and then fill the gray with dense verticals. Together, the shapes made by the quilting mimic the stripes and diamonds woven into the blanket.

True

Well it looks incredible I love how you decided to quilt it!

Sewzalot

I love how you quilted your "perfect pieced Christmas star" pillow. Great quilting choice!

Rebecca

You're welcome! Looks great!

Quilt455

I love this pillow. Wish my points look like this.

Mymble

Love this- love these colors together and your design and quilting are great.

Caribousmom

Great color combination! Love the off-centered star!!

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