Thursday, April 17, 2014

Pillows and Fancy Free Motion Quilting

Recently I've been working on honing my skills at free motion quilting. I've been working mostly on smaller projects which lend themselves well to being densely / intricately quilted. I'm still not where I want to be with this, but I'm working on getting the movement and flow down so that it will translate easily into all my quilts.

On a whim this week I decided to make a pair of pillow covers for my cousin and his fiance. They are getting married this weekend, and as of last weekend I still hadn't decided on a gift - so handmade seemed to be the best option!

You might notice that these are made with the scraps from my "Modern in the City" challenge. The strips and strip sets were already partially pieced so why not? Jason and Andrea have not yet solidified their decor style - but both their living room and bedroom have grey and blue so these can go either place. I sure hope they love them as much as I do!


  1. Great modern pillows.your FMQis looking good.

  2. I love these pillows Emily! Great FMQ, I'm sure your cousin & significant other will love them too.

  3. HI, just lovely! Your fms is wonderfull>gives me hope for mine!

  4. I love these pillows! You did a great job quilting them. Did you mark the design, or just freehand it? Either way, they look great.