Thursday, January 23, 2014

My First Ever...

I finished my first ever hand quilted project this week! I showed you a close up of the quilting earlier this week, but here is the full reveal.

This 16" square pillow cover was inspired by Amanda Jean's stunning pillow. When I saw it on the Crazy Mom Quilts blog, I just HAD to make one.

I pieced the top with a Bonnie and Camille mini charm pack (Marmalade I think!) and used a cream dotty print from their Modern Vintage collection for the sashing.

I hand quilted it using Aurifil 12 wt thread about 1/4" away from the seams.

The back is a simple envelope made with a Fig Tree & Co print.

I have to admit i didn't love the hand quilting. I didn't hate it, but I don't know that I would use this technique on a large quilt.

Now I need to get back to those baby quilts!

Linking up at the usual places again this week:

Have a great weekend!

Izzy

 

15 comments:

  1. I love your Marmalade pillow! Your hand stitching looks great!

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  2. ooooh!! I love it! I liked Amanda Jean's too. Patchwork is really the bomb and always my favorite type of quilt. I love the crazy amazing ones too, but there's something about that patchwork...

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  3. What a sweet pillow! The hand quilting adds a really nice detail, though I agree that I probably wouldn't want to do it on a full quilt.

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  4. I remember hand quilting some with my Mom when I was a teenager, but don't think I would do it now. But your pillow looks great, so pretty! And I agree with Susan, patchwork is awesome :)

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  5. Beautiful and the fabric on the back coordinates really well. I agree simple patchwork is so awesome!

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  6. Looks beautiful... Not a hand sewer either.

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  7. Very cute. Your hand quilting looks great and I love that you quilted it with aqua thread!!

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  8. WOW! I adore that hand quilting! You did a beautiful job!

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  9. Beautiful pillow! I used to hand quilt everything, until the day I realized I could finish projects a lot faster if I machine quilted them. I do still enjoy hand sewing and hand quilting though.

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  10. I love the Marmalade fabric line! your pillow is so pretty, Izzy!

    Thank you so much for sharing at Needle and Thread Thursday!

    :) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

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  11. Great pillow, throw in some hand quilting and I bet its' softer than anything. Love it.

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  12. This pillow is so sweet. I love the detail of the hand stitching. I rarely do it myself, but there is something so comforting in sewing by hand.

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  13. Love the hand quilting! Pillow looks great! :)

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  14. Wow! Hand quilted goodness! Very nice finish, indeed. :)

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