Monday, January 09, 2012

Retro Daisy

I wanted to try sewing curves. I loved the Retro Flowers quilt pattern and have been wanting to buy it for awhile. I think I'm going to pair this pattern with my Echo stash. I decided to do a test block using some of my Daisy Mae fabrics. The solid is kona chocolate.
Retro Flowers pillow
I found the pattern to be very clear and easy to follow. I glued the templates to 2 layers of cereal box cardboard, but I could see how having plastic templates might be more useful for a full quilt. The only thing i didn't love is that the piecing is painfully slow. The blocks are 12" so I added borders to make a 16" pillow. I used one layer of warm and white and a vintage sheet and quilted in orange essential thread in a 2" grid pattern.
Retro Flowers pillow
For the back I did my favorite zipper closure but this time i made a lapped zip. this pillow is now on our bed and is happily loved. Pillows are one of my favorite weekend projects.

3 comments:

  1. It's so cute! Curves definitely take a little longer, and there are more pieces. You did a great job, though! And yes, I love making pillows. Always a good choice.

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  2. love it... love the quilting love the fabrics... can't wait to see it in echo.

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  3. Love this design in the Daisy mae - and the contrasting stitching in orange thread looks wonderful!

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