Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Playful pillows with Island Batik

When this month’s theme was announced, I knew what I would do- take the word “pillow” lightly…

You know me, what else is a pillow but SMALLER??


I make lots of pincushions!!

So here’s the first two for this month’s theme!


I already showed the hummingbird one as it was for my pincushion swap partner for April.

These are made from blocks from Anita Goodesign’s prayer garden quilt pattern/ embroidery files.

It’s so much fun to just stitch out ONE or TWO blocks and turn them into pincushions.

First it’s stitched out including the fabric around the edges, then it’s trimmed.


and I add a piece of fabric on top right sides together (doesn’t really matter much with batiks) and I sew 1/4” all the way around but leave an opening at the bottom, trim the corners and turn inside out and press flat


Then stuff them and sew the opening closed.


I’ve made quite a few pillows with Island Batik over the years I’ve been an ambassador

here’s what I’ve made

another pincushion


and another for May


and a cat one from a mini block


 a star QUBE pillow


mini ohio star pincushion


a serendipity pillow


a heart pincushion


a FPP blue pillow


a mini churndash pincushion


a clamshell pillow


a  double wedding ring pillow


baby qube pillows!


snowflake pincushion

Embroidery Design

That’s 9 pincushions (actually I think 10 I didn’t show one)

and 9 pillows (should make that 10 too, huh?) I might.. the month has just started Winking smile


Connie Kresin Campbell said...

Beautiful work Bea! I really, really need to do some embroidery!

Kathleen said...

Lovely pillows! And in so many shapes and inspiration to me.

Carla said...

Love the pillows and the pincushions. pretty

Vicki in MN said...

Love your interpretation for this months challenge!!! I have not taken time yet to decide what I want to turn into a pillow.

Quilting Tangent said...

Pretty pincushion - you have been busy.

Brenda / Songbird Designs said...

These are adorable Bea!

Barb said...

Wow. Amazing

CathyQuilts said...

Enter your PIN here... so funny!

FunThreads Designs said...

Hummingbird is gorgeous. Great play on the pillow theme:)