OMG another gorgeous gumdrop pillow. love the Matilda line have a ton of it for a quilt I want to make...one day. This is really beautiful!!!!
Oh I love this one...love both the colors but also the low volumes you selected!
Caribousmom it is fun and amazing to see how different they look in different combos of fabric way cool!
True I agree - it is a fun design. I am so excited to see more of these as the month goes forward!
I bought the leaves after you posted your fabric pull hehe. I love how the colours really 'pop' in the circles. They look so vibrant! Will love to see how you quilt it!!
Love it- that leaf fabric has caught my eye a number of times and I love how you used it here- great job!
sometimes I think I overuse the word LOVE when applying to sewing....but, again, I LOVE it!
I love love love these fabrics & the pillow. As a matter of fact, thanks to Skynme and Wendy twisting my arm a while back, I bought a couple of the prints. Totally not my fault I gave in to temptation.
love it, love it, love it. The leaf fabric is great. I am already behind everyone......and it is only the 2nd. Gee, better get to work. Can't wait to see it Saturday. Hmmm, where is my big tote bag?
Quilt455 Don't feel bad Quilt455 , I haven't gotten to my pillow yet either. It sure is fun seeing everyone's and Caribousmom of course I love what you did here. I've never met a project of yours I didn't love (okay I wasn't a fan of a brown quilt you made for someone but that's only because you didn't chose the colors).
Love the quilting!! Perfect for this pillow and love your back. I was thinking my next pillow I may now have idea of making back down enough to do something on back! We shall see.
I love the circle quilting. This turned out wonderful.
Congrats on the circle quilting. It's perfect for the designs of this pattern! My monitor isn't the best but it looks like you started with a circle about the size of a tea cup?
Terryt1955 Thanks, Terry! The diameter of my starting circle was about 3.5" which was the smallest I felt I could go and still use my walking foot (I did not want to start out free motion quilting and then switching to a walking foot - which is what I would have had to do if I made a smaller circle). I used the edge of my foot to space the circles - not trying to be too exact, but close.
That's what I thought and it makes sense. To start out with a really tight circle would NOT have been fun!
Terryt1955 Exactly! And I also didn't want the quilting TOO tight because I thought it would get really stiff. As it was, it developed a bit of a wave from all the circles - but since it was a pillow top and the insert fills it out, it didn't matter. But, something to consider if you do this on an actual quilt.
Carolmarie Well pebbles are much different than what I did, Carol. If you do these large concentric circles, you can use your walking foot and just keep stitching in circles for one continuous quilt pattern. Now, pebbling is awesome and would look great on this pillow, but you can't do that with a walking foot. For that you need to free motion quilt. It is not terribly hard, but it uses a ton of thread and is fatiguing. Do you know how to free motion quilt? If not, I don't suggest pebbling as a first project as it takes some practice and there are easier patterns to free motion quilt as a newbie.
Carolmarie The way I taught myself to pebble was I made a really scrappy (and I mean ALL scraps) tablerunner that I liked but didn't care if I messed it up...and then I played with FMQing...I pebbled and did other stuff - a lot of dense quilting that helped me try new stuff on a project that I wasn't going to stress about. Ultimately, I ended up really liking that table runner! And I learned a lot and got to practice my FMQing. Of course, you could do that with a pillow top as well if you wanted. Just don't expect it to be perfect, and have fun!!!
Caribousmom , I love the colors and prints you used. It is fun to see how different they all look with the very same pattern. Your circular design looks fabulous on it. I love it when I can do designs with the walking foot as the deciding factor for the space between lines. It's so easy that way!
Go for it Carolmarie . Draw some pebbles on paper to get the motion to stick in your brain and you'll be able to do it just fine. It would cute great on Metro.
Yup, you pick a great quilting for this pillow. I love that you continued your curves in the quilting. Such a great pillow. I was fun watching you quilt it yesterday and your nickname "Turbo" fits you just fine. hehehe Thanks for the wonderful day yesterday!
Quilterinmotion Thank you! I think it is so fun to do these sew alongs because although we are all using the same pattern, every pillow has a different look! I agree about using a walking foot - and it was super fast!!!
I just knew I would like your finished project when I saw the fabric choice back in December. It is beautiful and the idea to get your feet wet with FMQing on these pillow projects is a great idea for a newbee like me. Thanks for the inspiration.
So pretty! I really need to add binding to my pillows, it's such a nice touch.
Drnic2c Thank you...and you're welcome! With FMQing, sometimes you just have to dive in and do it...and small projects are often the best way to start! Have fun!
Carolmarie LOL - well, I bet what you did is beautiful :)
Whatthebobbin Thanks! I really like binding these - it goes fast. On this one, I went with a more narrow binding than what I've done in the past on pillows, and I sort of like the narrowness. Will have do that again :)
This is beautiful. I love the fabric and your quilting. I received the same fabric for my birthday. I'm not sure where I will use it but I'm sure it will "pop" up in a pillow.