Sunday, March 17, 2013

Low Volume Quilted Pillow

I finished my quilted, lumbar pillow, which is based on a pattern in Malka Dubrawski's Fresh Quilting There's an affiliate link, if you click the photo below.

I used strips from my scrap bin, slightly larger than the pattern indicates, so the pillow ended up being 16 x 35.5 inches.
I quilted the top with simple straight lines to emphasize the zigzag pattern created by alternating the direction of the print and solid rectangles.
I backed it in cream linen with a lapped zipper, using this favorite tutorial again. The edges are bound in Kona Glacier for a pop of color to help the pillow stand out on my friend's cream couch. I stuffed the homemade pillow form firmly, so this lumbar pillow should be very functional. I hope it fits into the elegant, understated decor of its new home.

12 comments:

Little Island Quilting said...

Oooh, I like the creamy calmness of this.

Kristin said...

Question about your quilting on this: Do you use a walking foot and pivot at every right angle, or do you use a free-motion foot and move the fabric instead?

Annabella said...

It's really really pretty and I love the whole understatedness of it all.

Jenny said...

That's reeeeally pretty. Love the Glacier.

krista said...

Awesome pillow, love the shape. The low volumes look fantastic and I like the quilting, oh and that blue binding rocks! What a lucky friend :D

Amanda said...

Your choice of low volume fabrics is just perfect! So peaceful and calming.

Willit Neverend said...

It turned out beautifully, especially with that dark border. Great choice.

CitricSugar said...

I love the subtlety of this one and the shape! Low-volume is on my list to try…

Did you use a premade cushion form or just stuff it as is?

SeeLifeMarvels said...

I like the word Annabella used to describe this - understated. It is. It's quiet. And beautiful. Definitely on the pin board for inspiration.

Marit said...

So beautiful! Love the shape, too.

Candace said...

It's so pretty! I love the fabrics you chose and especially love the red lettered fabric. I think that's so cute. Glad I found this blog.

Malka Dubrawsky said...

I saw this on Pinterest. I love your interpretation of the pattern!