Thursday, June 25, 2015

Seascape Pillow for the Island House

I have been working on nothing but huge projects lately and have a few WIPs on the go so I was itching for a finish.  I needed something small, something that didn't require ordering fabrics and something simple.  When I saw that Michelle and Sherri were launching a new series of QAL with mini quilts, I thought it would fit the bill perfectly.


The June pattern is a design by Sherri called Summer Star.  It only required one mini charm pack and some background fabric. I had a Seascape by Deb Strain mini charm pack in my sewing room and decided to pair that with some Kona Ash for the background.

The whole thing finished at 14 1/2" square.  I then remembered that I ordered a pretty large number of 18" pillow forms a few months ago...  so I added a border to my mini so it measured 18" square.

I quilted it on the diagonal with Aurifil light grey thread.

 I grabbed a Riley Blake print I had in my stash for the backing and inserted a hidden zipper.

And because those colours are perfect for the Island House, this pillow will be making its way to the island on Saturday.

Now that I have this finish all done, back to the bed quilt I've been quilting for what seems like years!  :-)

Linking up at Crazy Mom Quilts and at TGIFF.

Have a fabulous weekend!