Thursday, August 25, 2011

Mendocino Pillows!

I've had 2 of these pillows stored away for over a year now. Wow, time flies! Now that are all settled in Seattle and ready for Addy to move into a big girl room, I found some motivation to create a third and final (for now?) pillow. So, here goes!
First, I created this strip pieced pillow:
 Pin tucking!
 Some ric-rac and quilting details:
 Pillow back:
 Piping!
 Another detail shot of the front, I did some wave quilting in the yellow seahorse strip:
Next, I made a bolster pillow. This was so much easier than I thought it would be! I started by piecing a rectangle with my selvedges and leftover strips of fabric:
 I did some dense, straight line quilting:
 Then I sewed the piece into a tube with a zipper running down it. Once the fabric tube was done, I stitched on the circular ends. It sounds a bit complicated, but it really was simple and easy!
You may have already seen pics of the third pillow in this scrap tutorial. Here are a few pics of it:
 The back:
Now we just need to finish putting together Addy's room! I will show more pics when we are done - I think it's going to be my favorite room in the house!

9 comments:

Teje said...

Hello QuiltyGirl! I have missed you because I had lost your blog address - I'm so happy I found you when looking through my comments!
I love all these pillows! They are so beautiful and each has something so unique! Also your latest bag is really great!
I'll go to write you to my reader now. Best wishes! Teje

Kristie said...

Love them all! I finally have a design in mind from the Mendochino scraps you sent, and the extra I won....now just to find the time! IT is in the lineup.....

Andrea said...

how nice pillows, I like the tube.

Anna said...

i want them all!!!! I love these nikki, seriously fabulous!

Debbie said...

What fun pillows! Love all the detailing!!

Toni said...

Those pillows are amazing! So many things I love about them...pintucks, piping, fabrics, quilting...all spectacular! Your daughter is going to have a killer room!

Megan said...

Fabulous pillows! I love that first one--pin tucking = yummy! :) Thanks for linking up to {Sew} Modern Monday and have a great week!

Quiltstory said...

fabulous pillows! Seriously! I have an Addie too!

Eleni said...

Those pillows are just AMAZING!!! The bolster pillow is love at first sight!! All of them are!! I love everything about them, details, piping {I wish I knew how to add piping!!I've found so many tuts on it, but it's still a dreadful thought}!!!
love love love
xoxo
eleni @sewhappiness