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vintage sheet patchwork pillow

Firstly, thanks so much for all your sweet comments on my baby curlicue quilt.  I really feel so happy to be involved in such a supportive community.

I couldn’t resist using some leftover squares from the curlicue quilt to make a coordinating pillow.  There’s just something about a little matching set of goodness to send to a new baby that I can’t stop myself.

It really came together quick and I was surprised that it actually fits a travel sized pillow form.

I love trying to wrap everything up pretty.  I just used some leftover binding material, ripped it across the grain and you’ve got yourself a pretty little bow.  If there’s anything I’d like to improve on it would definitely would be my wrapping/packaging skills.  I think for whatever reason I just fizzle out at the end creatively.  Here’s to trying new things!

Have a great weekend! See you Monday for Sewing with Knits.  I’m off to an estate sale, wish me luck.  ♥

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30 Responses to vintage sheet patchwork pillow

  1. Ruth 08.06.2011 at 9:18 am #

    This pillow is adorable! And perfect to go with the curlicue baby quilt. Just dreamy.

  2. Andria 08.06.2011 at 9:24 am #

    Such a beautiful set! Nice work!

  3. Brittany 08.06.2011 at 9:27 am #

    What a lovely set! So pretty and modern. Good job!

  4. Hands Sew Full 08.06.2011 at 9:27 am #

    Your baby quilt and pillow are just gorgeous. I love seeing vintage sheets used like this it gives me such good ideas. Good Luck at the estate sale, I have to say I am just a tiny little bit green! (They are a rare event here!)

  5. HollowSquirrel 08.06.2011 at 9:28 am #

    SO beautiful! Great work. You’re getting me more interested in quilting!! Thanks for sharing!

  6. Gale, Ky quilter 08.06.2011 at 9:29 am #

    This is beautiful! I love your blog – so fresh and inspiring!!!

    Happy Stitching!!!


  7. Kelly (Seaux Southern) 08.06.2011 at 9:29 am #

    This is so perfect to match with your quilt! What a beautiful baby gift!! And the ribbon is a great way of wrapping them up! BEAUTIFUL!!!

  8. Jamie 08.06.2011 at 9:44 am #

    Very sweet! I love using my scraps for bows, too! I hope you find great things at the estate sale!

  9. amy 08.06.2011 at 10:04 am #

    What a sweet gift!! I’m sure it will be loved for many years! :)

  10. Happy in red 08.06.2011 at 10:05 am #

    That is so cute. Well done.

  11. Alexis 08.06.2011 at 10:17 am #

    Beautiful! I feel the same way about wrapping. I get some good ideas from Pinterest but I never seem to remember to get the supplies/ execute them. :)

  12. Kelly O. 08.06.2011 at 10:28 am #

    Hi anna,
    where do you get your travel size pillow forms?
    what are the dimensions of a travel size pillow?
    I’d like to make some for the kids to travel with next weekend but I didn’t realize there was a true pillow form….

  13. Jackie 08.06.2011 at 11:07 am #

    Such a sweet pillow!

  14. Sara 08.06.2011 at 11:46 am #

    I couldn’t agree more with your sentiment on how rewarding it is to be a part of such a supportive community! Your pillow and quilt are gorgeous … I love anything made with vintage sheets, although I have never made even one thing with them. That is one lucky baby! I try to use leftover scraps of fabric, and selvages to wrap presents in too .. I think it adds a really nice touch.

    Keep up the beautiful work!

    Hugs, Sara @

  15. Emily 08.06.2011 at 1:38 pm #

    What a perfect gift!

  16. Debbie @ OtRD 08.06.2011 at 5:04 pm #

    Absolutely beautiful!!

  17. Liz 08.06.2011 at 5:09 pm #

    Very nice!

  18. bethanndodd 08.06.2011 at 6:52 pm #

    Pure cuteness!

  19. miamihoney 08.06.2011 at 11:39 pm #

    Aww, I love. I want. Great job!!

  20. moxiemandie 08.07.2011 at 10:57 am #

    so sweet! :)

  21. Kirsty 08.07.2011 at 12:52 pm #

    These are both so gorgeous, especially as a set, and I love that it’s a present the little girl will be able to use for a long time (if not forever!).

    So pleased to have found your pretty blog, too. :)

  22. Stephanie 08.07.2011 at 5:14 pm #

    Love it. I noticed the free motion quilting and would love to hear any tips that you have!!

  23. Vicky 08.08.2011 at 8:47 am #

    I think it wrapped up just beautifully. x

  24. Gwen @ Gwenny Penny 08.08.2011 at 9:40 am #

    Adorable, Anna. Perfect addition to the quilt. I just realized that a small pillow would be a good opportunity to practice my machine quilting skills. Thanks for the inspiration :)

  25. Carolyn 08.08.2011 at 10:37 am #

    Such a perfect gift! (and obviously you haven’t seen my wrapping skills…they are atrocious!)

  26. secret cake 08.08.2011 at 1:53 pm #

    Anna- This set is so lovely! Might be my favorite of all your projects!

  27. ayumills 08.09.2011 at 4:15 am #

    Sweet pillow and cute wrapping!

  28. Maureen Cracknell Handmade 08.09.2011 at 4:15 pm #

    So, so beautiful Anna!!!

  29. Krista 08.10.2011 at 11:19 am #

    Oh how I am in love with this pillow. It’s the sweetest thing. Ever!

  30. Julie Anita 08.22.2011 at 1:55 pm #

    Oh, how sweet! I need to make one of these, once I get over my fear of doing that freestyle stitching that looks so nice on quilts…

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