Tuesday, November 8, 2011

LAMQG Habitat Challenge!

My guild hosted another challenge. We got 8 Fat Eights of Jay McCarroll's line Habitat. We were told not to take any if we did not plan on using them. I never turn down a chance to work with free fabric!  :)   So here's what I came up with... 3 Pillows!  My goal was to use every last piece and I did!  The solid print that I used in every pillow is Kona Coal.  My new favortite!  :)

Pillow #1 are HST's (Half Square Triangles). I made it so I could get more comfortable with doing them. I'm still not crazy about HSTs but I'm even more not crazy about the free motion quilting I used here.  I really hate how it looks and that's because it's my first time with it. I need more practice....


Pillow #2 was inspired by Denyse Schmidt's Hop, Skip & Jump pattern. I've been wanting to make a quilt out of that pattern so I thought this would be a great test drive.  I love this pattern alot! The pebble quilting was cool too, but some parts are an absolute abomination.  Again, I need more practice.....

Pillow #3 is my favorite! It's a Spiderweb Block - My Way.  Tutorial is coming so you guys can make one too. Aren't they fun?!?!  I wanted to echo the web, so I thought hand quilting it would really make it pop!  I think it did the trick.  :)

So here they are all happy together! 

These are definitely a great addition to my couch! :)

Overall, I think pillows are great because they are so quick to put together.  It's a great way to test out a quilt pattern that you might be on the fence about. 

Now, go forth and make some pillows!


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