Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Mod Pillows

Back in July I showed you the pile of offcuts that I had from the Scrappy Trips Around the World blocks that I used to make my Mod Trips quilt. Now that the flimsy is finished, I decided to make two 20" square pillow covers from the remaining strips. I had 37 pieced strips left, each with one red square and five light squares. For the first pillow I was able to make a scaled down version of the loops in my quilt:


But, there weren't enough red squares to make another loop, so for the second pillow I opted for an asymmetrical cross:


I think they both have that "mod" feel.

And now, with the pillow tops done too, I am really feeling like I have completed a milestone with this project. There are just a few squares left over for the scrap bin. Next month I hope to start the quilting, but for now I want to see how far I can get with Jacks and Cats before Halloween is upon us. Lots to do!

8 comments:

  1. You certainly ARE on a roll. I recognise a woman on a mission. This is a great idea - and the contrast of the asymmetrical one adds a nice touch. Well done. Good luck with the cats.

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    1. Thanks, Jillian! I need to justify some new projects, you see, so I have to move these along a bit. We'll see how it goes with the cats, there's quite a bit to do on that project.

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  2. Good use of leftovers. The fabrics with words and letters are favorites of mine, too.

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  3. Hell Monica.

    The cushions designs are lovely. Isn't it a wonderful feeling finishing up the fabric.
    Good luck on your next project.

    Happy days.
    Bev.

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  4. how good to use up the left over fabric this way the cushions have worked very well

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  5. I like the asymmetrical pillow. The design change flows very nicely with the original.

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  6. Great pillows! Love them both and that they are the same but not identical is brilliant too.

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