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Friday, March 23, 2012

Terrain Pillows

So last week I took out my box of all the Terrain bits and pieces and leftovers and made a Schnibble, which I will show in another post.  When I finished, I looked over the other bits and found that I had a half strip of the entire jelly roll left and so I did a search at the Moda Bake Shop to see if there were any cool pillows using jelly roll strips but I didn't find anything that sang to me.

And then on Tuesday, this popped up and it took less than a second for me to know that it was the exact project I had in mind.  Well, I had a luncheon to prep for and hold on Wednesday, but after everyone left I scurried up to my quilt room, grabbed the strips and began.

In NO time, I had this finished.  I love it!  It was so easy and the results are so much fun.  The strips are ironed in half and then sewed on, leaving a series of 21 "pleats."  I still had some strips left, and a count told me I had 18.  I just needed three more to make another.  I found some leftover pieces from the quilt top that were the right size, just needing a little trim, and away I went again to make this:

Now I just need some fabric to make the backs.  Guess what?  The Fat Quarter Shop had Terrain at half price on Wednesday!!  My order is on the way and when it gets here, I can finish up the pillows. 

Update:  Here are the finished pillows.  I just love the way they came out!
To review, I made the King size quilt (off being long-armed and I can't wait until it gets back), trimmed purchased shams and bedskirt.  They will be the wedding present (it was back in June, so I'm "catching up.")  The Schnibble I made and these pillows will be the first Anniversary present.    The happy couple has seen the quilt and repainted the bedroom--Tango Tangerine!-- so they are eagerly awaiting the quilt.  I think I will prep the binding soon, so I'm all ready when it gets back.


1 comment:

  1. Oh I love this! Another thing for my list...