Tag Archives: pillow

Q1 accomplishments (finish-a-long)

Three! Yes indeed, three sparkling finishes! Well, better than one, but certainly not as I might have hoped. My original list is at this post, but here is a quick summary: 1. Summer Sampler — I worked on some of the joiner blocks and started the border 2. Glamp stitchalot – no progress 3. On […]

Way, way back

As in, grade 7. Or was it grade 6? This school period was actually a big deal because we girls got equal time in the shop, making plastic key fobs, wooden cutting boards, and tin boxes. But when we were in the home ec(onomics) classroom, we were exposed to all sorts of domestic goodness, including […]

Not a Stuffie

My husband loves fishing.   And it is his birthday today.  And like most men he is impossible to buy for (mainly because if he wants something he buys it himself).  So my daughter suggested that I make him a quilt for his birthday (win, more sewing!).  But at this point it’s already February 1. […]

Working Backwards

While I had the tutorial open for a zippered pillow back (covered zip tutorial from Adrienne at On The Windy Side), i thought I would make the back for my leftovers Christmas cushion (on my Finish a long list for this quarter).  I didn’t have enough of one Christmas fabric so I used the two […]

Pink Pillow for TGIFF

Welcome friends to celebrate our finishes! And what better way to keep warm in our cold Canadian winter than with a quilt? But never fear, we welcome all finishes here, be them tote bags, pillows, garments, hats, socks…you get the picture I think. Today I have a fun finish to share, from my latest swap […]

A cleaning up Finish

This quilt block is one of my older unfinished objects (UFO), from the Simply Solids quilt bee in 2013. Unfortunately the tension was off, so it needed to be heavily quilted. I decided to make a pillow for my daughter to sit on, which is why it isn’t as full and poofy as I would […]

Yuma pillow finish (TGIFF)

Finally it was time to finish this pillow off (see tutorial for adjusting the pattern here).   And it was a good choice to practice free motion quilting on my new Pfaff before i finished my MQG challenge quilt. Once it was quilted, it got set aside again waiting for a back and a pillow […]

Q2 2016 in the Finish A Long

Hmm, what longstanding projects shall i choose this quarter?  Leanne has shown us a large selection of projects,  and I think I’ll do much the same. Grand Illusion mystery quilt, I did get it basted last month. Summer purse. Oops, no progress last quarter. As you can see, I even have the interfacing cut out, […]


I have to say this seems like my best ever quarter in the finish-a-long. I finished the Refracted Quilt, Cargo Duffle Bag, and Windows Sweater. Then, to squeak in at the last minute, this shining star pillow (goal-setting post here). This pillow started with 8 Kona azure triangles that I cut for another project and […]

Flower Garden Paths Pillow – Blogger’s Quilt Festival

Welcome and thanks for visiting!  For the 2015 Fall Blogger’s Quilt Festival, I want to share a pillow I made this past spring.  I love the challenge of swaps, and the x-factor swap is a fun one, with much lower stress than many, because it requires that you make a pillow (cushion) cover to suit […]