Monday, January 3, 2011

Pinwheel throw pillows

Hey everyone!

So yesterday I had great intentions to start a pinwheel quilt, but then I decided I did not want to do that right now and wanted to use the squares for a smaller project. Yes I really don't plan ahead all too well. :) So I made these two pillow covers for my pillow forms. I wanted something new and bright and cheery for me room. Here is the result. I found this lovely blog yesterday as well called psiquilt and it has great inspiration! She is a great quilter and gave me the idea for the pin wheel squares. I am really loving quilting lately! :)

 The above one is made from the main fabric of an old skirt my sister had made me a while ago. It was too small, so I cut it up for reminding me of memories in this pillow. All the pin wheels are made of scraps from other projects as well to remind me of the past.
The above ones main fabric is made of an old dress I never wore from the thrift store. I love the boldness of the print against the bright pin wheel squares.

Have a lovely monday!

In Christ,
Rebecca

12 comments:

Mary said...

Those pillows are beautiful! I have actually been planning on getting into quilting - do you have any beginner's tips?
Thank you!
~Miss Mary

maria said...

Oh Rebecca...the pillows are just darling :)

They add so much color...very inspirational dear friend.

M.

Miss Linda said...

You did a truly beautiful job on the pillows! The colors are so bright and cheerful.

Ana Smith said...

I love the yellow pillow!

SinginginHisName said...

Mary quilting to me is really relaxing and much easier than sewing clothing for yourself. Do start with quilting for a beginners sewing project! :)

I recommend using scraps since you already own them for quilts and its a time and money saver. Save all the scraps from other projects and you can start a quilt. I recommend getting books from your library on quilting to start with. Get ones with simple blocks that are only triangles and squares for beginners. Its much easier only doing those shapes. If you want to do something crazy go ahead, but I stick with simple blocks since I am a beginner too that are easy to cut out.

If you need more tips just comment here. :)

I love hearing from you all! thank you for the lovely encouragement ladies! I adore these pillows too!

In Christ,
Rebecca

Alyssa W. said...

Beautiful work Rebecca! They look lovely on your bed! :)

Alyssa W. said...

Beautiful work Rebecca! They look lovely on your bed! :)

Laura said...

Dear Miss Rebecca,
I just stop by for a visit...I found your blog while visiting a friend's...and I wanted to tell you that I think your pillows are simply darling! What a wonderful idea!

Have a blessed week,
Mrs. Laura

Mary said...

Thank you so much, I will definitely employ your tips and try out some quilting! God Bless.
~Mary

SinginginHisName said...

Mary I also wanted to say which I can't believe I did not say, that you must have a rotary cutter and a great cutting mat to quilt. That way you can cut out lots of the peices more easily. That was really the one thing that was scarey for me to master at first, using a rotary cutter. They are very inexpensive and we actually found a cutting mat at the thrift store. So be sure to see if your thrift stores carries sewing stuff.

In Christ,
Rebecca

Mary said...

Thank you for the tip! I was actually planning on going thrifting this weekend so this works out perfectly. I'll be sure to see if I can find a rotary cutter and a cutting mat. Thanks again for all your help - I'll let you know how my first quilting attempt goes!
~Mary

SinginginHisName said...

Mary I found this on the Sew Mama Sew website this morning when I was browsing. Maybe if would help you as you start out quilting. Its tips and stuff for new quilters. http://sewmamasew.com/blog2/?p=6141

http://sewmamasew.com/blog2/?p=6358

hope those help as well! Praying you find supplies at your thrift store as well!

In Christ,
Rebecca