Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Vintage Stripes ~ Quilted Pillow Cover

A small scrap bundle of stripe fabric has been sitting on my cutting table since finishing my stripe quilt earlier this month, awaiting my next move - use it or bin it.


I love working with these stripey fabrics, and this time decided to cut the fabric pieces on the diagonal (off-grain);  more wasteful (of fabric) than anticipated but a fun variation.  I did have to call upon some stash fabrics to add variety.

The finished product is a pillow cover, basted and quilted with edge to edge diagonal lines (cross-hatched).  One of the great things about a small project is that the basting is not a chore, and the quilting is no hassle.   It goes a long way in re-setting my enthusiasm for making larger quilts.


The pillow cover includes a zippered side seam for easy insert removal and cleaning.  


For the back of the pillow cover I have used heavier weight home decorator fabric from the Authentic collection by Sweetwater which I have been zealously hoarding for the right project.  This was it!  My fabric motto for 2013 is Use it or Lose it!


I have listed this pillow cover in my Etsy Store.   

You can find the listing here:  Modern Patchwork Pillow Cover.
SOLD

A nice way to end this Australia Day long weekend as well as start a new week.
Rita

Relevant Links:
Reclaimed Striped Fabrics

20 comments:

  1. Superschön! Ich liebe Streifen und die Idee, sie diagonal anzuordnen, bringt noch zusätzlich Lebendigkeit rein. Und wie immer bei deinen Quilts, Rita, eine sehr frische Ausstrahlung.
    I'll try it in English: Awesome! I love stripes and your idea, to put them into the diagonal adds a lot of liveliness. And as always with your quilts, Rita, this pillow looks very fresh.

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  2. Oooh! This I love! Incredible how just turning the stripes on point makes such a difference.

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  3. It's lovely! Thanks for the inspiration. I need to make a pillow cover today and it really should be fun. You make it look fun!

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  4. these are so so cute! love the birght colros and fun patterns!

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  5. I'm a stripe fanatic too! LOVE that pillow!!

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  6. Love the strips! So fresh and they could definitely brighten up any room. I also love the fabric with words. Can you share where you bought it? Thanks for sharing your creativity with us!

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  7. It is hard to express how much I love this.

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  8. It is visually stunning. Maybe even more so than the quilt becaus word the scale. You are always amazing.

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  9. Do you have a pattern for this pillow. or a tutorial for zippers for pillows

    I just love you work. You have a great sense for color.

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  10. Love your pillow- although I'm not surprised. I love seeing what you are up to.

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  11. Really beautiful! Not surprised at all it has sold.

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  12. oooooooooo - so pretty! I love it! Love yer blog! I wanted to let you know that I have mentioned you on my latest blog post inviting my readers here to your blog. Keep up the amazing quilting!

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  13. Stunning and SOLD already--love it. Your stripes excite me and inspire me too; many thanks.

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  14. Great pillow. I popped over to look at the quilt too - that is/was great too. Love your motto - might take that on board in regard to paper, wool and fabric! TFS

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  15. Love stripes! Love the p!illow! Thanks

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  16. Love the pillow ~ sure did sell fast!

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  17. I am in awe at your precision piecing whilst fabric is on the bias. Amazing!

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  18. If you should lose it, you could lose it to me :) I like the combination of the stripes and text.

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