Thursday, October 03, 2019

Hand-quilted pillow on Throwback Thursday

Welcome to Throwback Thursday (TBT) link-up for October. I'm co-hosting for Sandra of mmm! quilts this month. I hope that you can join me in showcasing your pre-blogging era quilts.

Hand-quilted pillow

This pillow was one of my first hand-quilted projects, possibly around 2006. The front has a thin layer of batting and is hand-stitched in the ditch and outlines three butterflies. I made it during a class at our local quilt shop, Quilty Pleasures.

Hand-quilted pillow
 It has been well loved by my daughter and it matched the quilt that my mother made for her.
Hand-quilted butterfly motif
The fabric is quite faded but it washed up well. I just noticed that some of the quilting on the butterflies has come off. I'd better fix that!

October's One Monthly Goal (OMG)
Since this is a short post, I'm including my October OMG, which will be a pillow by the end of the month😊. I don't generally make pillows (these would be my only two) but I'm eager to start free motion quilting my Kingfisher Quilt. I had extra diamonds cut from the background batik, so a pillow will let me try out the motif I have in mind for the project. Hopefully the FMQ will work out - but either way, it should be a pretty pillow.
The front panel of the pillow-to-be

Pillow to match the
Kingfisher quilt

Hopefully the FMQ will work out - but either way, it should be a pretty pillow.

Related links
Linking parties
I'll be linking up this post to several great linky parties, including, of course, the One Monthly Goal hosted by Patty of Elm Street Quilts. Let's go check them out! Moving It Forward, Tuesday Colour Linky Party, Needle & Thread Thursday, Put your foot down, Midweek Makers, Slow Sunday Stitching, Peacock Party, Beauties Pageant, Can I Get A Whoop Whoop?, Finished or Not Finished Friday, What I Made Monday, Design Wall Monday, Monday Making, and Free Motion Mavericks with Muv.

Throwback Thursday (TBT) Link-up for October

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  1. Now that's the kind of mending I do not mind: signs of a well-loved quilt or in this case, pillow. :-) I have really enjoyed watching the Kingfished quilt come alive, and this is a great idea to try out the quilting motif on your pillow! Thanks for hosting!

  2. Such a lovely pillow, and full of memories too.

  3. Doing a pillow is a great idea for practicing what you plan for the quilt!! Can't wait to see it done.

  4. Pillows are a great goal. Thanks for linking up with Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal and good luck with your project.

  5. How nice to see some well loved projects. A little mending on something special is a nice way to turn over beautiful memories.


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