Saturday, November 10, 2012

What's Not to Love?

I'm so excited to have finished my LOVE pillow (with time to spare!).  I've really been working to improve my FMQ this year so all this negative space was the perfect place to practice everything I learned during my wonderful weekend with the amazing Angela Walters

Thanks to everyone for the encouragement on the pebble quilting!!!  I practiced for a while but finally decided to just go for it.  I'm pretty happy with the results but I don't think I'll be quilting an entire quilt with pebbles anytime soon!

Woodgrain/faux bois is everywhere these days so I decided to try it for this quadrant.  I think I made it a little too dense.  To me it looks more like waves than woodgrain but I can see doing this again.

This is my favorite section:-)  It's based on Paisley but I start with hearts rather than tear drops.  Absolutely perfect for this quilt!

It looks so great with all of them together!!!

The pillow form doesn't quite fit so I may have to make my own but Audrey already grabbed it for her room so I'll have to steal it back;-)

Tula Pink Sew Along
A huge thanks to the adorable Sara at Sew Sweetness for hosting the Tula Pink sew along.  It was definitely the motivation I needed to finally make this AND get it done.  I know I wouldn't have finished all that quilting if there hadn't been a deadline involved;-)  You should definitely check out the flickr pool to see all the other fabulous creations!

Quilt Stats:

Finished pillow cover is 16" x 20"

Pattern: LOVE  by the amazing Tula Pink.
Fabrics:  All from stash... So St. Croix, Poodle and Bell Bottoms by Jennifer Paganelli, Bijoux by Heather Bailey, Dear Stella Stripe and Ikat, Dots from Children at Play by Sarah Jane.  Kona Snow.
Batting:  Quilter's Dream Orient
Thread:  Aurifil 2000
Quilting: Based on designs in Free-Motion Quilting with Angela Walters


  1. OMG - I am so stealing this the next time I'm in your house!!! It is awesome!!

  2. I love it! (Hehe.) Seriously though, your quilting is awesome! :-)

  3. What a great pillow!! The quilting is awesome!

  4. I love this finish! The paisley hearts are my favorite on this too!

  5. I LOVE this! I especially love those little arcs below the V. I couldn't tell you exactly why, but I really do. And the heart paisley, so perfect!

  6. You're right, what's not to love? Talk about the perfect binding for it too!

  7. Wow! that one beautiful quilted pillow. See you pebbles look awesome. And those wood grain FMQ are great too.
    Love it!