Sew Intertwined Pillow

Ok, so I know that I finished my Sew Intertwined quilt top forever ago, like this summer and I still haven’t gotten around to quilting it, but I did finish the pillow to go with the quilt last week!  And if I’m being perfectly honest, and really, why shouldn’t I be, I do actually still plan to add a solid gray border around the outside, so I guess the top isn’t 100% finished.

I’m hoping that my new pillow will inspire me to finish this quilt – do I see my goal for March A Lovely Year of Finishes…just maybe!

I decided to quilt this pillow exactly as I plan to quilt the Dresden in the center of the quilt, with radiating 1/4″ lines in the colors of the quilt: white, green, pink, and orange. I love the overall effect.

Here’s a bit more of a close up on the quilting.

For the back I decided to do a 3 button closure, a first for me. I am really happy with the results (I didn’t follow a tutorial, just did what looked and felt right). The reason the buttons look like they are pulling so much is the pillow form is just a touch too big. I need to order a custom sized one, the ones at JoAnns were all either a touch big or a touch small. I suppose I could make my own…but then that would require even more work and it might never get done! LOL!

This week my goal is to finish the 3 more blocks for my stripper row, I finished 2 last week. I also have 3 bee blocks I need to make. I’m hoping I can get it all done. I’ve been a touch distracted from my sewing with my hubby back home :)

Oh yes, and there is a fantastic giveaway that I want to share with you, it’s Monday after all and giveaways are a great way to start the week! My friend Shirley from SimpleSew is celebrating her Blogaversary this week and is having a little party. Make sure you head on over and check it out!!! And don’t forget that my welcome home giveaway from Contemporary Cloth is open until February 13th, still lots of time to enter and join in our homecoming celebration!

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19 Responses to Sew Intertwined Pillow

  1. Thank you, the pillow is pure sweetness………..

  2. Oh wow – I love this! It is so fun and unique – great job!!

  3. Tarah @ Real {Cheap} Housewives of Texas says:

    That is beyond beautiful. I love the bright colors! Fantastic job!

  4. Debbe says:

    Love the pillow. I can’t let L see it :) Surely you have scraps to sew together for pillow form (says the lady who bought some…)

  5. Lisa L. says:

    I love the pillow! The quilting idea is genius… it adds so much to the overall effect! I know you will get the quilt done when the time is right! At least you have done the top. :)

  6. Jess says:

    From Creative Bloggers…I LOVE this pillow!! SO CUTE!

  7. That quilt is gorgeous!! I love your colors. Wow, you mist finish it. The pillow is also pretty but that quilt is stunning!

  8. Lori Morton says:

    Love the pillow!!! & the Quilt is sooooo Awesome!!! Love the colors!! :)

  9. Sondra says:

    A-MAZING PILLOW!!!!!!!!! Fabulous work, love the quilting. xxxxx Sondra

  10. Susan says:

    Love the design of your pillow. It looks so happy, just like you. =) The quilting is perfect for the design, too.

  11. Caren Adams says:

    OK, I have to ask: what is a stripper row? (can you tell I’m not a quilter?). I was over at the simplesew blog and saw the picture of you and your husband – sooooooooooooo amazing!!!!!!! Makes me thank God, and I don’t even know you guys :) Have a great week!

  12. Gene Black says:

    I think the pillow looks great. I like a well stuffed pillow.
    Now, let me tell you that making a pillow form is pretty easy and a lot cheaper than buying one. Just get a bag of fiberfill and try it. You can just baste the last big closed after you stuff it -so you can adjust before you sew it shut.

  13. Barb N says:

    Oh, do finish your quilt – it’s amazing! I’m going to check out the pattern.

  14. usairdoll says:

    What a gorgeous pillow! Your quilt is beautiful, love all the great colors and I think the gray border will be perfect. I know the quilt and pillow look amazing together! Awesome job!

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  15. CeLynn says:

    I just Love how your pillow pops! It is so vibrant,just like your quilt top :0) The quilting is awesome too,grey would be the icing on the quilt ;0)

  16. Snoodles says:

    My jaw dropped when I saw that pillow…my family will tell you that I’m not often speechless, but wow! That pillow is amazing!

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