Thursday, 10 March 2016

A pillow for a friend

Sometimes projects just have to happen, like this pillow here:

This was a spontaneous idea we had as a quilting bee and that's also the first finished project we made.We wanted to make a pillow for a friend and opted for this beautiful raspberry kiss block by Wooden Spoon Quilts.
We loved the colour pallete of the finished pillow in the tutorial and each of us made 5 blocks in yellow, orange, red, pink and purple. The pillow is approx. 60 x 60cm/ 23x23'' big and fluffy.

Each of us contributed materials as well such as the batting, zipper, the back fabrics, thread and I (as the Bee Momma) put it all together.

I opted to do the loopy loop free motion quilting rather than straight lines as the tiny blocks from 5 different people did have differences in size but overall the pillow looks super lovely and I'm sure it will be well received.

I'm feeling very proud having accomplished a little side project as a bee with my great girls from the Quilty Circle of Bees. 

 Linking this to Finish up Friday at Crazy Mom Quilts and Modern Patch Monday at the Modern Cologne Quilters.


  1. Oh, my, I just love it! Thanks for the link!

  2. Ach das ist ja ein fantastischer Zufall. Ich hab am Wochenende auch mein x-Block Kissen fertig gestellt. Auch wenn ich dafür eine andere Technik genutzt habe.
    Euer Kissen sieht sehr verspielt aus und das Quilting unterstreicht das noch etwas. Wirklich toll.

    LG Mareike

  3. Liebe Daniela!
    Wunderschön Dein neues Kissen. X-Blocks mag ich sehr! Danke für´s Zeigen!
    Liebe Grüße

  4. Hallo Daniela,

    wunderschön! Die unterschiedlichen low volumes welche die plus signs Rahmen gefällt mir sehr sehr gut.

    LG Judith

  5. Das Kissen gefällt mir, sowohl Muster als auch Farbwahl.
    LG, Britta

  6. Das Kissen ist wunderschön geworden. Diese X-Muster ist grandios. Das muss ich auch mal machen. Viele Grüße, Martina

  7. It looks wonderful and a very achievable group project which shows love to another - a beautiful gift!