January 6, 2016

QAYG Pillow Cover


Hope ya'll are having a great week! I am still loving the Craftsy class with Maureen Cracknell  - Quick Quilt As You Go. So this week I have a pillow cover to share -  albeit with indoor photos.

In the class Maureen teaches how to make a pillow cover for a rectangular pillow, but I had a square pillow form hanging around in the closet so I opted to make a square version.


Here is the top after it was pieced/quilted. It's meant to be scrappy and mismatched and uneven. But if you are really into everything matching up perfectly that would be easy to do, too.


Here is the top from the back. You can see the quilting lines in the batting. The seams are pressed open and I was amazed at how you cannot feel these seam allowances from the front at all. No issue with the bulk from the seams.

And below is the back of the finished pillow. It is also quilted though the batting. I opted for some FMQ.


I modified Maureen's methods for binding to suit me but overall I recommend this class. I just find it so inspiring.

So what are you working on this week? Have you tried QAYG?

Have a creative week!

-Laney

Linking up with Let's Bee Social, Needle and Thread Thursday, Crazy Mom QuiltsTGIFF and Show Off Saturday


19 comments

  1. Very pretty. I love all those bright colors and that purpled binding is perfect.

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    1. Thanks Kate. I love bright colors, too!

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  2. Love it! I've never tried QAYG, although I think it looks fantastic. I definitely want to try it out sometime.

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    1. Thank you Lauralynne. I hope you do try it - it's fun!

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  3. What a gorgeous cushion! Love the bright colours and that beautiful binding. I have never tried the QAYG method. Looks like fun!

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    1. Thanks Lorna! It is definitely fast and fun!

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  4. I love this! I think qayg is so smart if you do your quilting on a domestic machine. Have you seen mariquilts work? She is a published quilter, and also modern. I love her work!!

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    1. Thanks Mary! Mari's work is lovely.

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  5. I love that this pillow isn't "perfect" but has a scrappy, lovable feel to it. It's gorgeous and I love your choice of fabrics. QAYG is definitely something I want to attempt this year. It'll be a first for me! My mom did a baby QAYG project and she liked the process a lot. I think I'll start small with a pot holder/heat pad! Great job!!!

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    1. Thanks Katie V! It really is a fun process.

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  6. QAYG is so much fun! The pillow turned out great!

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  7. Qayg is a great technique to get those projects finished. Glad the Craftsy class was successful.

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    1. Thanks Frances. I thought that class was great!

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  8. Very nice! I love fabrics. QAYG is very handy! So glad you linked up to TGIFF! Laney!

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    1. Thank you M-R Charbonneau. And thanks for hosting TGIFF this week.

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  9. Darling pillow,and I love the added pop of a binding on it. Did you use a tutorial for adding the binding?

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  10. Great pillow! I love the striking colors you used!

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