Monday, February 23, 2009

Easter Pillow

Yesterday was another snowy, blowy day with about 3-4" of accumulation. We're on the downward swing of winter now with hopefully only 4 or 5 weeks to go. Then Spring! And what does Spring bring? Easter!

I have lots bits and pieces and half square triangles left over after making the sashing for my Primitive Garden BOM quilt and got to thinking about what I could do with them. Since many of the half square triangles were already sewn together, I decided to make an Easter-themed pillow. There is a cute pattern in the latest issue of Create & Decorate with a little chick pulling a wagon with an Easter egg and after a few tweaks and changes, here's the end result.


All the elements are made of wool and I used buttons for the decorations on the egg and a large one for the wheel. I added prairie points to try to use up some of the smaller pieces of fabric. It was fun to do and worked up really quickly.

I remember reading somewhere that stacked quilts should be refolded frequently to prevent fading along the folds and I did that as well. It took a while as I have quite a few and used the opportunity to change the quilts on the beds. Our friend Graham made the quilt cupboard that houses my antique quilt collection in our living room.


I have a few ideas of what I'd like to work on today, so we'll see how that goes and what I can get done. Happy stitching!

8 comments:

Sew Many Ways... said...

I love your Easter pillow, too cute. However, I am in awe of your quilt collection and the quilt cupboard is wonderful. You should do a post one day each week on your collection, it looks spectacular! I see your 1980's quilt that you just finished on the bottom shelf. Glad it made it in there.
Have a great day,
~Karen~

Kimberly said...

No grass grows under MY feet?!? Great looking pillow! I've been eyeing that little pattern...

Have a great Monday!

Carrie P. said...

Your pillow is so cute and all those quilts, Awesome. I have a cabinet that I keep quilts in and I need to refold too. Thanks for the reminder.

Betweens said...

Your pillow is adorable!! good going on getting rid of those scraps right away...I have a pile.. and your beautiful quilts in your gorgeous cabinet that was a treasure to see...isn't it nice to let your quilts breath when you open them up, the memories come flooding back.

Rose Marie said...

Love your cabinet ... I'm green with envy! What a beautiful assortment of quilts you have for display.

Thearica said...

I agree with Karen...We would love to see your quilt collection! I have you in my sidebar now so I will catch every update without missing anything! I'm not really nosy..I just love quilts!... LOL

ferne said...

I couldn't stop looking at your quilt cupboard, what a wonderful idea and it is so full of beautiful quilts! I guess refolding them would also give you a chance to revisit each one. I love the Easter pillow also. You really are a talented stitcher.

Linda said...

Kaaren, thanks for stopping by. I adore that litttle house on top of you quilt cupboard. Makes me want to display my quilts. Linda