“What you create doesn’t have to be perfect. So what if the eggs are greasy or the toast is burned? Don’t let fear of failure discourage you.”
― Dieter F. Uchtdorf

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Pillows from Simplify

Plugging along here with my challenge to finish the Simplify. I finally put together the pillows from the middle of the book. All four are super fast and easy to make, you can use extra blocks, if you made any, or scraps from the quilts.
I used scraps from my Arcadia Square one quilt, my Freebird Coming Home table topper for the first two. The Happy Go Lucky pillow is scraps from the last quilt, Dream Big, I have it pinned and ready to quilt-there is only one in the book that I haven't started yet, just waiting to decided what to use. And the Spot On pillow is different Bonnie and Camille scraps I had on hand. 
The smaller two pillows measure at 14 inches each. One was to be 13 1/2, but I made the border slightly bigger. 

 The larger pillows are 16 inches. I used straight line quilting on three of the four. Chrysanthemums on the Happy Go Lucky pillow. 

 I backed the Happy Go Lucky with some left over fabric from the quilt border I used on Dream Big. I backed the Arcadia pillow with some orange corduroy. It's a wide wale and pretty soft.
 For the little pillows I used a cream corduroy and a white minkey stripe. Bot the are super soft.
The kids have already started using them in forts and fights. I had to snag these pictures before they look well loved.  Pillows are such satisfying things to make if you're trying to have a quick, completed project. And really you can never have too many. There is always a shortage is seems around here.

1 comment:

Jessica Christensen said...

I love these! They turned out so great!