Saturday, June 27, 2009

Pillows for my bed

Today I finished a couple of pillows for our bed. I had such a great time making these. I made them with fabric that I have been hording and what better thing could I do with it than make something that I can see and feel when I want. I also practiced my machine quilting skills. One of the pillows I quilted kind of a square roundabout thing and I did some stippling on the other one. I am getting better but I still have a long way to go. I have also made another pillow top and it is ready to baste. The third one will be 4 smaller wonky log cabin squares sewn together. Now I have a question for all of you out there, when you machine quilt do you baste the quilt sandwich together?


  1. These pillows look great!! I think that I should make some for myself too...isn't it funny how quilters are always giving away their stuff?? I finally made 2 quilts for my home and we use them ALL the time. I love the idea of could finish so fast! I always use pins for basting. I am not sure but I think that I read somewhere that it was too easy just to sew right over your thread basting lines, so that is why I never tried it...but what is a seam ripper for anyway?? HMMMMM...

  2. The pillows turned out completely beautiful!
    Your machine quilting is so wonderful:) I so want to get the hang of stippling--I love the look! As for my straight-line machine quilting, I too use basting pins.