Monday, December 6, 2010

Pillow Finished

You may remember in an earlier post I mentioned that I was participating in the PTS4 Pillow Swap and how I had received the following pillow.


Well, I am here to tell you that I have finished my pillow for my super secret swap partner.  Wanna See...


I think it turned out REALLY nice.  The block was adapted from one that I found in a book called 120 Patterns for Traditional Patchwork Quilts.  The book is dated 1984.  The original block was named "Loop The Loop" and was based entirely off of a 2" square (except for the 2 HST) that made up the "turns". 

I didn't want to fight trying to match all those seams, so I adapted the block so I could instead use the following pieces
  • 2" x 5" rectangle
  • 2" x 3 1/2" rectangle
  • 2" x 2" square
  • 3" x 3" square (this measurement results in some waste for the HST)
This made for less seams and corners to try and match.  Here are some of the "in progress" photos that I took along the way.






And once again, here is the finished pillow...

10 comments:

Me? A Mom? said...

very cool! I love the quilting on this!!

Cindy said...

Your pillow is awesome! Wish I was your partner!

Cherie said...

Just gorgeous, and I LOVE the geometric lines of your quilting :)

Jackie Russell said...

Love the colors and quilting!

Nancy said...

Love that color combo and the quilting is great!!

Donna~~ said...

Great pillow--I may "steal" your idea next year!

Connie said...

Beautiful pillow and like how you changed the design to make it easier to sew.

Staci said...

I love your pillows, especially the first one. Lovely work!

2MuchFun said...

Love your pillow. Wish I were receiving it.

Nancy said...

HEY!! Your pillow is on the cover of SewMamaSew this morning!!

http://sewmamasew.com/blog2/?p=15451

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