Created by: Marie Withrow
Project

Crazy Quilt Pillow III

What are you most proud of? I really enjoyed searching for ways to embellish the traditional embroidery stitches. I also added more yellow to this piece and think it gives it more balance than the other pillow using the same fabric collection. Also, in one of the blocks I had a pretty white satin-like material. It is actually in the block I posted with a tip. Anyway, I must have ironed it too hot because I noticed that it had a ragged tear right in the middle and this occurred after I had already finished a lot of embroidery! So I took a piece of pretty pink material similar in texture to the white, and appliqued it over the torn area. I then added some lace and it looked fine. The little pieces of lace were cut from old doilies that belonged to my Grandmother - so happy to use them in this way! What advice would you give someone starting this project? Go for it! It's really much easier than it looks. There are plenty of you.tube tutorials on making the envelope - here is just one: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wc3ZaokODrs

You Can Make This

Marie Withrow made Crazy Quilt Pillow III with:

Crazy Quilts

Online Class

Crazy Quilts

with Allie Aller

  • Standard quilting materials. Paris Flea Market fabric collection offered for course. 16" pillow form.

Project Description

What are you most proud of? I really enjoyed searching for ways to embellish the traditional embroidery stitches. I also added more yellow to this piece and think it gives it more balance than the other pillow using the same fabric collection. Also, in one of the blocks I had a pretty white satin-like material. It is actually in the block I posted with a tip. Anyway, I must have ironed it too hot because I noticed that it had a ragged tear right in the middle and this occurred after I had already finished a lot of embroidery! So I took a piece of pretty pink material similar in texture to the white, and appliqued it over the torn area. I then added some lace and it looked fine. The little pieces of lace were cut from old doilies that belonged to my Grandmother - so happy to use them in this way! What advice would you give someone starting this project? Go for it! It's really much easier than it looks. There are plenty of you.tube tutorials on making the envelope - here is just one: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wc3ZaokODrs

Q&A with Marie Withrow

connie Maude asked:
Beautifull embroidery hope mine turns out half as nice.
Marie Withrow answered:
Thank you Connie! I found lots of great ideas on Pinterest and other websites!
vickysis1919839 asked:
I just found your projects, or just realized you had others, and loving them. We have similar tastes in projects and color, It was nice to see these on craftsy =) Thanks for sharing!
Marie Withrow answered:
Well thank you and Happy New Year!
proctorwa18039680 asked:
Nowhere can I find a pattern plus actual directions as to how to sew together the various pieces and fitting them together to be sewn to make a crazy quilt pillow. Please recommend some way for a method to do the actual crazy quilt pieces. Thank you. Marilyn Proctor Walker
Marie Withrow answered:
Hi, The pillow is made of 4 separate crazy quilt blocks and then sewn together. I do some of the embroidery before putting them together and some after so that I can see the whole design while working. I just sew them using a 1/4" seam allowance and then add a back like any other pillow. As for each block, if you can take the Crazy Quilt course on Craftsy that is the best resource I know of and it is often on sale. If you want free lessons just search for "crazy quilt blocks" on YouTube and you can find many free tutorials on how to make blocks. Then, just sew them together and use that as the front of your pillow. Hope this helps!

Skill Level

Beginner

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