Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Patchwork pillow in progress

One of my favorite Christmas presents this year was a sewing kit my Mom put together that came with a sewing box filled with needles, scissors, pins, and all that jazz, some fabric to get me started, and a hilarious book called Your First Quilting Book (or it should be!). 

This little patch is one sixteenth of a pin wheel pattern for a pillow.  I'm half way done with it now.  I'm aiming to have the patchwork part finished by MLK weekend, when we'll be back in the Berkshires and she can show me how to do the quilting part.  I'm still confused about what that entails.  I think it means more sewing to make it puff up in some way.  Curious, indeed.

Anyways, I love making it, and I've started searching my quilting book for the pattern I want to make next.  I'm thinking a giant pink and red heart, but I am probably being swayed by an unnatural anticipation for Valentine's Day. 

Any one else have a fun new project they're working on? 


  1. I am so excited to see how this project turns out!

  2. Thanks, Kate! It's really fun, you can do it all by hand!


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