Hey there! Today I'm excited to share a fun pillow I recently made.
A few years back I remember meeting a girl online, who lived in the same town as I. I was so excited to realize that she was into more of a modern style quilting and lived so close to me, at that time her blog was Park City Girl. Amy and I quickly became friends and she told me all about the book she was in the process of writing, her first book, Modern Basics. I was able to machine quilt all of the quilts in that book for Amy, I was so flattered. Over the years Amy and I have stayed friends and it's been so much fun to watch her continue to write books, patterns and design fabric. She's so inspiring.
Amy has a new book, it's her fourth book, and it was just recently released. Think Big: Quilts, Pillows & Runners from 18" Blocks. The book is adorable, and I love the big blocks. I love that Amy has included patterns and instructions for so many sizes, I just love that option!
I love making pillows and when Amy asked me to make a pillow from one of the patterns in her book I was so excited. Pillows are a great way to add a pop of color to any room, they are fast and fun.
I made my pillow from the Equalizer pattern in Think Big, it's a great use of scraps, or your favorite prints. I really had fun with this pattern and even more fun when it came time to machine quilt my pillow. I hadn't ever done matchstick quilting, but I knew this was the perfect little project to try it on.
I used six different thread colors and straight line quilted like crazy, I love the final result.
Now that you're in the mood to make some pillows make sure to check out our "How to add a zipper" tutorial and our "Pillow Form" tutorial.
Amy is hosting a fun Pillow Collective, like she did last year, hop over to her blog, Amy's Creative Side, for details and to check out some fun pillow inspiration.....and some awesome give-aways.....she's giving away a quilt!