Rainbow Pillow

I hope everyone enjoyed Thanksgiving!  I know I did.  I’m so glad that we got to spend the Holiday with friends and family.  Not to mention all the food we ate…fried turkey, sweet potato casserole, mashed potatoes, fried corn, dressing & gravy, pumpkin pie, apple pie and birthday cake!  Thursday was Gene’s birthday so Hannah made him an awesome cake.  She loves to bake and decorate cakes.

Papa and Hannah posing for a quick picture.  I really should have used my camera and not my cell phone.

A close up of the cake.  She covered it with flowers in varying shades of teal.  It turned out great!

Mom and I have been busy little bees getting lots of sewing done!  That’s a good thing because before she got here I was suffering severe creative block.  I could not figure out what I wanted to do.  I sat down one day and just starting doodling on graph paper hoping an idea would pop in my head.  I drafted a pattern on paper and then put it in EQ.

I wasn’t sure what I was going to do with it but then I saw a contest on Threadbias using only solids.  I decided to turn my design into a pillow.

First I had to dig through my stash to find some solids.  I discovered I don’t have much for blue fabric.  I guess I need to fix that.

I really wanted a brighter blue but I couldn’t find any in my stash.

I quilted this on my regular machine.  I decided to quilt it with 1/4″ grid lines.  It took me about 2 days to get finished.  Boy, I don’t miss quilting on a small machine.  Here’s a closer look.

And a look at the back for a little surprise…

I added some jumbo ric rac to the edge of the pink.  Now I need to find a place to put this ginormous pillow.

All of the rainbow pieces are 1″ finished strips and they were a little tricky to sew.  It’s very easy for skinny strips to go wonky.  I used quite a few pins and pressed each seam.  I love how they look but I sure wish they were easier to sew.

I also finished quilting my Papa’s Garden Quilt.  I will post pictures tomorrow of the finished quilt.  I’m hoping for no wind tomorrow so I can take a few more outside pictures.  I have another quilt loaded and started but I can’t show pictures yet.  I’m taking pictures so I can share after Christmas.  I will say it’s huge.  Super huge. It’s the biggest quilt I’ve quilted to date.

I guess that’s it for now.  It’s almost bedtime.  I need lots of rest so I can finish quilting tomorrow.

8 thoughts on “Rainbow Pillow”

  1. Nice pillow! Doesn’t look like you had a problem at all with those strips! And that pretty cake is making me hungry right now. Speaking of hungry, I’ve never heard of fried corn?

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