Mar 26, 2011

Picture Frame Pillow

I'm excited about my newest pillow!
I was inspired to try my hand at ticker tape quilting after reading about Rachel's Bottled Rainbows at Stitched in Color
This link above shows an amazing block that I loved when I first saw, but gained an even greater admiration for, after working on my pillow.
Since I'm new to quilting and not quite ready to do a quilt with this method, I thought I'd start small with a pillow!

I used only the scraps that I had tucked away in my fabric scrap stash and each piece holds a certain memory for me. I see past projects on this pillow and a few that are a part of some works-in-progress.

I tried to present a parade of blues down to oranges and reds. And I used red as the border to highlight the end of the little color parade.

I did a deep envelop closure with a red binding to tie in with the front frame.

Right now, this pillow is sitting on an armchair in my living room. I'm not sure if I'll give it away or keep it. But this evening, my son has already cried, "Let's play 'dance with the pillow!'" Um, ok.

I used Kona cotton for the gray background and red border. It was my first time finishing a project with Kona fabric, and I have to say, I love the results! Everybody was right!!
Oh, and I had fun taking my pillow outside for part of this photo shoot!

I'm entering my pillow in the Blogger's Pillow Party! There are so many beautiful and inspiring pillows entered this month.
Fingers crossed for this newbie! :)
Blogger's Pillow Party
I'm linking up at amylouwho also!


  1. This is cool! I should try to make one like this to go with one of my daughter's quilts.

  2. Hello! What a beautiful pillow and so wonderful fabrics - you must have done lots of other beautiful quilts...waiting to see more!
    Wishes from Crete! Teje

  3. Great job! I'm so glad that all this ticker tape has brought you closer to making a quilt someday. Thanks for entering =)

  4. It looks great and it's fun that it has memories for you!

  5. Nice pillow! I've been wanting to try the ticker tape technique - it looks so fun.

  6. It's gorgeous! And what fab idea. I've been watching the ticker tape quilt a long progress with interest and would love to make one, but I have never made a quilt either and don't have enough scraps - but I COULD make a pillow! Thank you!


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