|my Pfaff darning foot LORETTA!|
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...
MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYBODY!