Friday, June 12, 2015

Friday Finish: Heart Pillow

Happy Friday!  I am back from visiting my grandson and spent a little time yesterday in my sewing room.  Ignoring the mess that needs cleaning, I finished a small WIP that was 90% complete.  Just that little accomplishment feels so good!

heart pillow
I love Jen Kingwell's new book Quilt Lovely and her courthouse steps pillow.  She cleverly changed up the layout of the traditional block so they form a heart shape.  I enlarged the block with thoughts of making a quilt.  After making one block though, I decided to make it into a pillow instead.  In the future I may revisit the quilt idea.

Liberty makes the back so soft.
The pillow back is a Liberty of London fat quarter.  Actually using my precious Liberty makes me happy.

purple hand stitching
I quilted lines with my walking foot and then used Perle Cotton 8 to big stitch around the heart shape.  I'd like to do more of this.  I love the look it gives and the stitching itself is relaxing.

Linking up with Crazy Mom Quilts.  
I hope you have a wonderful weekend.  
Thanks for stopping by,


  1. This is so pretty! And I am with you when it comes to ignoring the mess around 😇

  2. That hand stitching is the perfect touch!

  3. Beautiful! I agree with you--some blocks need to be made only once to carry their design into our homes and hearts. This one is beautiful, and I love the hand-stitching around the heart.

  4. Love all the purple and using your Liberty for the back. Wow.

  5. Great finish Rene. Lovely colours and butter soft Liberty on the back. I always love the fabric selection process and would have loved selecting all those different fabrics you used.

  6. Glad to see you are trying some hand stitching!


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  8. This will go well with the Bubbles quilt. The hand stitching is a very nice touch.