Friday, January 20, 2012

Sew & Tell Friday: Pillows, Pillows, Pillows...

It's been a busy couple of weeks around here (and I have a camera now!) so there's lots to share on this Sew & Tell Friday. Late last Friday, I finished binding the quilt for the guest bed. (I blogged more about this on Monday, if you'd like to see all the details and pics.)

And if you remember the cradle from last week's Sew & Tell, you know there had to be a matching cradle quilt, too:

But the majority of this week has been all about pillows, pillows, pillows. First, the quilted pillow shams for the bed. I was down to the tail end of my green Fairy Frost, so I had to make it stretch for two shams -- thus the (maybe a little TOO busy) checkerboard pattern:

Yeah, I definitely would have preferred solid green for the shams. Something was needed to break up all those squares...

So I went on a throw pillow kick. I can't say enough great things about this zippered pillow tutorial from The House on Hill Road. It's super quick and easy, and the pillows turn out so professional looking! Seriously, if you hate the idea of sewing zippers, try this tutorial. It has me itching to make more, and more, and more pillows...

The best part is, it works equally well with different types of fabric. The dark fuscia pillows here are wide-wale corduroy and the floral is a heavy woven. It's a great way to use up some of the non-quilty stash.

So that was my sewing for the week. I'm nearly done with this guest room now. Just a few more furnishing/decor decisions to make, and I'll be ready to move on to the next disaster area home challenge. :o)

Be sure to visit Amylouwho today for more Sew & Tell!

I'm also linking up for the first time at Thank Goodness It's Finished Friday (TGIFF!), hosted today by KristyLou's Creations. Thanks for hosting, KristyLou!

11 comments:

Debbie said...

Very impressive!

Katie said...

Nice job! I'm always impressed when someone knocks out a big quilt. Even after 13 years of quilting, I've never made a quilt that size. Sad, right?

M-R said...

Congrats on a great finish, Heather! The ensemble works together really well. Thanks for linking to TGIFF! So glad you joined us!

Carla said...

Wow love how it all goes together! Great work :o)

Betty Lou said...

Makes me want to come for a visit-------be careful your guest won't want to leave, they will be so comfy.

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

How amazing, you've decorated the whole bed and then some!! It looks great, what a lot of work. Thanks for the link to the tutorial :)

Dayna said...

Wow! You've made some amazing progress! It all looks so pretty and welcoming! It's good inspiration for me to get some pillows done.

Grandma G said...

It's all beautiful! I love the colors!

Cheerful Homemaker said...

What a beautiful quilt!

Michelle (LemonadeGal) said...

Heather, it all looks so nice. Thank you for the pillow link. I'm terrified of zippers, but I may just give it a try.

Looks like a nice guest room!
~Michelle (LemonadeGal)

diane said...

Heather,
What a beautiful quilt, and pillows too! I love the quilting, too!