Hello Everyone! I’m back today with my entry into Sherri’s and Michele’s Minis and More Parade.
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.
What a great way to use hexies. And that needlework is very nice as well, very fitting for all quilters 😉
Thank You Bella. I still have a stack of hexies waiting for the right project!
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ooh that’s exciting 😀 Have fun with it