I have so many WIPs on the go at the moment, I’m determined to finish a few of them.  My Pillow Fight Swap pillow has been sitting nearly finished for the last couple of weeks.


Last night I knuckled down and finished the quilting, I think I’d been procrastinating because I wasn’t sure about how to quilt it. In the end I quilted straight lines, 1/4″ apart, in the sashing. I love the texture the dense quilting gives and because I haven’t quilted the pieced squares, they really pop from the pillow.

Cotton and Steel fabrics arrived at my LQS just last week (so exciting!) and I found the perfect binding in a print from Homebody by Kimberly Kight. I also found a Cotton and Steel print for the back of the pillow (I’m keeping that one under wraps for now).

Just a little more hand stitching and I can call this a finish.

I’ve also been quilting my Penny Patch quilt. I started this quilt last November as part of Rachel at Stitched in Color’s Penny Patch Quilt Along. It will be good to call it finished! I’m using Rachel’s Dogwood quilting tutorial. It’s been a while since I’ve practised my FMQ, my stitches are not perfect by any stretch, but I’m in love with the overall look of the quilting and I’m sure I’ll use this design again.

Linking up to WIP Wednesday with Lee at Freshly Pieced.

15 thoughts to “WIP Wednesday ~ One or two WIPS

  • joworimakes

    your pillow looks lovely! cant wait to see a full shot of the finished article!

  • dutchcomfort

    Your pillow cover is a real wanna-have one! Gorgeous fabrics and quilting! I applaud you for the FM quilted dogwoods!!

  • Karen @ Pieces of Contentment

    Your colour choices and quilting work beautiful for this design and your binding looks just perfect!

  • Anonymous

    Gorgeous quilting!

  • Dee

    Stunning pillow! Really caught me eye! Great job on color choice!

  • Anonymous

    That pillow is so nice. I saw your blocks on flicker but didn't realize they were that small. Does the block have a name ? Love everything about it !

  • tawa

    I love the block too. I feel another quilt coming on….is it from a pattern?

  • Gina

    Gorgeous Pillow Fight Swap cushion! I love the Christmas one you are making too!!!

  • Andrea @ Mouse in My Pocket

    Such lovely projects.

  • Ann

    That pillow is really beautiful!

  • Franziska

    And I love what I see here. As often. The pillow is just beautiful. The colours are totally mine. The quilting of the quilt looks beautiful, too.

  • Deb

    I cant wait to see the pillow. I'm hoping Donna has taken the C & S to Auckland with her 🙂

  • Vera

    what a pretty projects! just pure eye candy on your blog.

  • Leonie

    Such a simple and pretty design and those colours are perfection! Lovely to meet you on Saturday Rachel – hope you have a great week!

  • Debbie

    oh I'm crushing on the pillow you're making for the swap!


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