Saturday, October 31, 2015

Fall Pillow

I had received a few cuts of fall fabric in a mystery box I had purchased a few months ago.  I wouldn't have picked these fabrics myself because they are a little too traditional for my taste, but they really worked out well.  For the design I went with my favorite tried and true disappearing nine patch (4" squares) and added two sets of borders (2" each).  I used an envelope back and for the first time I put a binding on a pillow.  I love how the binding turned out, it really makes the pillow and was worth the extra time for hand stitching.  I don't think I'll do a pillow again without it.  The pillow fit a 14 x14 form.

I also practiced my FMQ stipple with this project.  I wanted to do a trial run for another lap quilt I have basted and ready to quilt...more to follow in another post.

Happy Fall!

Linking up with crazymomquilts.


  1. What a cute pillow, love the backing fabric.

  2. Great idea to create a pillow and practice your stippling! Looks good.

  3. What a cute and cozy project to help usher in the cool fall weather. I love it!

  4. Love those autumnal colours, and that binding is perfect!