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Friday, December 16, 2011

Pinwheel Christmas Pillows, so fun!

 So far I have made four sets of these pinwheel pillows, this being the only set I remembered to get a picture of. They are even prettier once stuffed, these haven't been yet. On this pair I thought if I would just shadow quilt the blue pinwheels and it might make them stand out a little better and it was the also the first time I have ever used high loft poly batting, usually use warm and natural. I like the puffy look of the quilting on these. 

 Although I didn't make any tutorial pictures they was pretty simple to make. I used 10 inch blocks, put them face to face and sewed a quarter in seam all the way around, cut them criss cross and then opened them up and laid out the pieces in a pinwheel pattern and sewed them back together which makes about a 12 inch block. Then I cut a piece of batting for each block and then free motioned quilted them on my old Singer 15-91.  I use a vintage Pfaff darning foot that I found in an auction box, its fits my 15 better than any free motion foot I ever bought.  I treat it like its gold...
my Pfaff darning foot LORETTA!



  1. Gwen, these are truly lovely...I love your color selections! Thanks for visiting and "Welcome, welcome" to our home!
    Best Wishes,
    Loretta xoxo

  2. You sound such a fun lady - I have read a couple of posts! Thanks for joining me and let's keep in touch!
    Hugs - Lurline♥

  3. Cute pinwheel cushions! A Merry Christmas to you too!

  4. My dear Gwen - what LOVELY projects you inspire me to do!
    I have some high loft and haven't tried it yet. Thanks for the encouragement here.

  5. I know lots of people who name their machines, but you are the first person I know to name a darning foot! Thanks for the chuckle. I'll share the joke with Brunhilde, my Singer 316G.