A Quilted Pillow

by Nicole

For Christmas, hubby gave me a couple of quilting books. One of them was Quilt du Jour by Marny Buck and Jill Guffy.

Usually when I get a new quilting book, it takes me a while before I do anything but look at the pretty pictures.

But with Quilt du Jour, I wanted to make something right away! The book has a set of blocks and suggestions for many different layouts.

So I made this pillow using the It’s a Wrap block.

Quilted pillow

I made the pillow for a friend who likes orange and grey. I used three different shades of grey along with an orange print and a cream solid.

Quilted pillow_fabrics

The pattern uses a stack and cut technique to make the blocks. I loved how quickly the blocks came together.

Quilt pillow blocks

For the quilting, I went with straight lines to form tiny rectangles.

Quilted Pillow_quilting

I made a lapped zipper closure in the back. I love a lapped zipper – so neat and tidy!

Quilted pillow_lapped zipper

The pillow is now in its new home. I’m thinking about what to make next using the It’s a Wrap block. Not that I have any reason to start a new project with all my w.i.p.s, but I like to plan ahead!

Linking to Let’s Bee Social!

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Empress Charlotte Handmades December 31, 2015 - 5:15 am

How pretty! I love your choice of fabric and pattern. That grey tweedy fabric is wonderful!

Debbie December 31, 2015 - 6:32 am

Love this Nicole!

Patchwork and Play December 31, 2015 - 6:57 am

This is lovely Nicole! And the hidden zipper is great!
I have not seen that book, but the modern look of your cushion and the cover make it very appealing!

Susan December 31, 2015 - 9:57 am

Beautiful pillow! That hidden zipper is great. What other books did you receive?

Melanie December 31, 2015 - 11:33 am

The block sounds like a lot of fun! No wonder you want to find a new project to make with 🙂 The pillow is gorgeous!

Lorna McMahon December 31, 2015 - 1:58 pm

Such a thoughtful and handsome gift! I love the orange and grey combo and the quilting suits that block style perfectly. Can't wait to see what else you are inspired to create from this lovely book, Nicole! Happy 2016!

Jenn @ A Quarter Inch from the Edge December 31, 2015 - 2:27 pm

Oooh… I haven't seen this book yet. That pillow is fab… guess I'll be adding this one to my "Gotta borrow from the library" list!

Izzy December 31, 2015 - 3:42 pm

I love this!!! Gorgeous colour combo and the quilting is perfect!!

Marsha L December 31, 2015 - 3:52 pm

Inspiring. I have the book. I better do something!

LethargicLass December 31, 2015 - 4:01 pm

This is so lovely Nicole! I seriously want to buy the book now and copy this pillow precisely LOL!

Maker Joy December 31, 2015 - 4:10 pm

What wonderful gifts. For both you and your friend.

Karen December 31, 2015 - 8:49 pm

WOW!Terrific way to top off 2015!

SarahZ December 31, 2015 - 9:08 pm

Every time I see your workmanship, I am so impressed! So tidy, indeed! It is a gorgeous pillow!

the zen quilter December 31, 2015 - 11:16 pm

I love this book, too. So many great ideas and the colors of that pillow make me smile. Fun!

Kathy December 31, 2015 - 11:40 pm

Those fabrics look awesome together! Love it.

daisymeadow January 4, 2016 - 5:35 am

The rectangle quilting is genius! We too often quilt straight lines or squares, but forget about rectangles. Honestly the first thought I had when I saw it was Chiclets gum. How funny! LOL Love the pillow! Orange and grey are a great combination.

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