Friday, May 8, 2015

a pillow...

...or a cushion depending on where you are from.  I turned my Sewtopia Kansas Dugout blocks into my first pillow!  

It took me a bit to decided how to quilt this.  Ultimately I chose straight lines on all the color diagonals about a presser foot apart.  I really didn't want to quilt in the white centers because, for me, leaving those unstitched was the whole point of the y-seams. 
When I finished the quilting I had to decide how to finish the pillow.  I got overwhelmed with the choices and spent waaaay too much time reading about them.  Today Amanda Jean posted a finished pillow with an envelope back.  I used her simple tutorial and now I have a finish to share, too!

The pictures are outside because it's a beautiful day and the lighting is better but this is definitely an indoor pillow!  It will always remind me of my amazing weekend in Chicago, meeting Rita Hodge, and conquering y-seams!  Thank you Rita!

Linking up with Crazy Mom Quilts Finish it up Friday.  Thank you Amanda Jean!


  1. I really like your pillow. I noticed the Y seams - great job!! And nice choice on the quilting.

    1. Thanks Terri. Y seams were a fun challenge and actually not hard once I completed a block and understood them.

  2. Yay! Hurray for you! Tackled the Y seams and did a fantastic job on those Kansas Dugout blocks, Karen. Your finished pillow is super cute and the quilting and backing are perfect. Lovely work!

  3. Cute pillow! I don't know about Y seams....I would probably try to find a way to cheat.