Monday, February 12, 2018

Floor Pillow Love!

Happy Monday! Last week was full of wonderfully productive sewing days and I have lots of good stuff to share this week as a result. First up is this Love Story & Indie Folk Skinny Braids floor pillow!

Love Story & Indie Folk Floor Pillow

This super scrappy version of my new Quick Quilt As You Go design, Friendship Braids, is made up of 1"-2.5" strips of these pretty prints to make a big 26" square floor pillow. I have a tutorial in the works for my Friendship Braids quilt block using wider strips, and once you learn you'll see that the variations are endless. It's similar to the herringbone qayg that I teach in my Craftsy class & so often use in that it's just as fast and fun, but the pattern is very different in comparison. It feels new to me, so I'm really enjoying this new qayg pattern!

Friendship Braids Floor Pillow

For this pillow I started with two 14" x 27" cuts of cotton batting that I covered edge to edge with skinny strips of fabrics before trimming them up and sewing the blocks together to finish as a pillow top.

Scrappy Braids

As I stitched on new strips, I used a dark navy Aurifil 50wt from my Bohemian Gardens thread collection to add more quilting. I love the visible thread against these saturated colors. So pretty!

Quilted with Navy Aurifil

I love using heavy weight denims to back my pillows. For this floor pillow that will surely get lots of rough handling from the kids and pets, a denim or canvas was a perfect choice. Rather than using the right side of this AGF Crosshatch Denim in Rainy Night, I used the wrong side because I like the look of it just as much!

Backed in AGF Denim

I bought a two-pack of down alternative Euro Pillows and I think for the second floor pillow I'll do this same skinny braids pattern using my stash of AGF denims. I have several new finishes to share this week so be sure to stop back!

Friendship Braids Floor Pillow

xo Maureen

9 comments:

  1. Awesome pillow! Awesome fabric! Awesome you!

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  2. I really love this big pillow. I have little grand babies now (I love them) and big pillows are so nice. I love this pillow that you made.
    I really need to try to make one. YOur fabrics are just so beautiful
    I love the colors.
    Thank you so much for sharing your inspirations

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    1. OH I forgot to add. I have used the back side of fabrics too 😇🙃😂

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  3. These skinny braids are amazing! A gorgeous pillow.

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  4. I love it when the "wrong" side of fabric is beautiful too!! I have actually found quilting fabric that deliberately double-sided...I still have hoarding a little of it! Great pillow!

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  5. I can't wait to see the tutorial!

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  6. Mille merci pour tout.
    Tu es incroyable, mille bisous pour toi.
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  7. Mille merci pour tout.
    Tu es incroyable, mille bisous pour toi.

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