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Jacqueline's Quillow

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Jacqueline;s Quillow

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Category Quilting
Type Functional
Style Romantic, Traditional, Classic
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What materials did you use? Fabric Freedom's "Pure Velvet" cotton fabric, some Michael Miller "Fairy Frost" and some cream tonal from my stash, plus Mettler cotton thread and Hobbs polyester wadding (batting).

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What are you most proud of? Using this really lovely fabric ("Pure Velvet" by Fabric Freedom) has meant that the finished article is nice and bright and cheerful. It features lilac, sweet peas, violets, hydrangeas and hyacinths. No wonder I couldn't resist it!

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Design as you go. Karin Hellaby's book "Sew a Row Quilts" would give you lots of ideas. Her book "Magic Pillows, Hidden Quilts" gives instructions for making a quillow.

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Funnily enough, my son asked me the other week what a Quillow was, and now I have found the answer. Stunning quilt. I so like the Curves on the center panel, and the pattern on the edges and ... Ok, All of it. Off to look at the Green and Yellow one for your instructions.

05/31/2013 Flag

Thank you so much. I do hope you'll have a go at making a quillow - they're really easy and so useful. I have several on my Craftsy page and hope you'll find some inspiration and that my instructions help. I hope you will post pictures of your quillow in due course!

06/07/2013 Flag

oh so pretty, I see you are still with the purple hues, must love the colour, well done

07/02/2013 Flag

This was one of the first quilts I made with the purple fabric - I actually bought it to make the one that I had professionally long-arm quilted, but bought far too much, then started the BOM with it. Along the way I bought more of it and even have some left now ... Not sure what to do with it, but no doubt I'll use it up. I've put my sewing machine away for the summer, otherwise I should spend all my time indoors! And the weather has at last made a turn for the better, so I mustn't miss it!

07/05/2013 Flag

What a cool idea! Would be great for a nursing home resident who is wheelchair bound! Use it as a pillow in bed and a lap quilt when going somewhere in the wheelchair! I now know why ( at the age of 53) why the elderly always have quilts or blankets on their laps. I have bad arthritis everywhere especially in my hip, legs -primarily knees. When they get the least bit cold you end up in a lot of pain! You can always find me with something over my legs when sitting anywhere!This is just lovely and my kind of color! Michelle

07/26/2013 Flag

Haven't been in in a while to check your photos - this is absolutely gorgeous! favorite color!

01/17/2014 Flag

lovely, so you have more purple, somehow it always looks nice and fresh, like a freshly picked flower. well done Patsy

03/07/2014 Flag

oops Pat sorry

03/07/2014 Flag