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:

Anonymous said...

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

Susan at TheBoredZombie.com said...

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...

Renee said...

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.

Christine S said...

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 :)

Lucy | Charm About You said...

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

Erin @ Billy Button Design said...

Looks beautiful... Not a hand sewer either.

Sandy Panagos said...

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

Elise Lea said...

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

Leanne Parsons said...

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.

Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation said...

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

Sue Daurio said...

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

RobinSue said...

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.

Sara said...

adorable pillow!

Amy said...

Love the hand quilting! Pillow looks great! :)

AmandaK@whatthebobbin said...

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

 
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