The theme for April was flowers. What better than Grandmother’s Flower Garden English Paper Piecing flowers made from my Grandmother’s fabrics. I participated in the 2017 100 days of Hexies on Instagram and made a lot of hexies. I used some of the ones that I made and added a few more to make a pillow for my mother, two sisters and brother using Grandma’s fabrics for Christmas that year. You can see those pillows and a few of my grandma’s quilts here. I had also planned to make myself a pillow, but was short on time. April was the perfect month to make my pillow.
I like to make pillows for the minis and it’s nice that you can always use them as a little table topper or wall-hanging, too. The black gingham fabric was also Grandma’s. The background is Moda Grunge and the leaves, stems and binding is Shabby by Lori Holt for Riley Blake. I used a small zigzag stitch and almost matching thread to machine applique the stems and leaves.
The pillow back fabric is also one of Grandma’s fabrics. Perfect for the theme, too. I love the little butterfly.
I chose to quilt wavy free motion lines on the inside and little scallops on the outer border. I marked the scallops before quilting instead of using a ruler. On little projects like this, it’s faster than always moving the ruler.
It goes perfectly with my other springy, flowery pillows on my foyer bench.
I also have a cross-stitch finish.
I finished it on our camping trip last week. This is Home of a Needleworker, Squared by Little House Needleworks. I haven’t decided how I’m going to fully finish it yet.
Thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoyed seeing my pillow made with Grandma’s fabrics.