April 30, 2013

Exciting News!



Today, I'm really excited to share some news with you - I have a project featured at Moda's Bakeshop.  This is such a neat day because when I first started quilting, the Bakeshop was a source of such inspiration to me - it's a wonderful resource of free patterns from some of the best designers and bloggers out there. I'm looking forward to sharing lots of projects with you in the future.

This first project builds off of a quilt I made last month - and I thought it would make a perfect throw pillow as well.  The tutorial is up on the Bakeshop today, please go check it out.  And, I'd love for you to come back to my blog and visit again soon!
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Hi, I'm Stacey and I blog over at The Tilted Quilt ~ I'm thrilled today to share with you my first project for the Moda Bake Shop, a quick pillow that's sure to add a little sass to any room. I think Shades of Black will be the "Little Black Dress" of fabrics this year - there are so many great black, white and gray prints in this collection, you will find a million uses for them. I wanted this pillow to have a pop as well, so I chose a high contrasting pink solid to enhance the lattice effect of the pattern. I hope you enjoy!



1 charm pack in Shades of Black by Me and My Sister Designs
1 yard Bella Solids in Peony
1/2 yard coordinating black print from Shades of Black
18 x 18" square muslin or neutral colored fabric (will not be seen)
18 x 18" square of batting
18" pillow form



1. Sort the charm pack by color - you will need 8 charms from white prints and 12 charms from black prints.  Cut 12 - 5" squares from the solid pink fabric.

2. Pair a white charm and a pink charm, right sides together.

3. Make 2 Half-Square Triangles (HST) by sewing on 1/4" on either side of the diagonal.  Each pair of charms will result in 2 -
4 1/2" HST.  Sew 4 pairs of white/pink charms to create 8 HST.  Trim to 4".



4. Trim 8 black charms to 4" square. Pair a pink/white HST with a black charm square.  Draw a line across the diagonal as shown - sew directly on the line.  


5.  Next, trim away 1/4" past the sewn line to create Unit A.  This can be tricky - you want the remaining portion exactly as shown below - with the white quadrant along the top of the unit and the pink along the right hand side.  Layout is important here.  Make 8 Unit A blocks.



 6.  To create Unit B, follow the same process as above - beginning with 4 black charms and 4 white charms to create 8 black/white HST's.  Trim to 4" and match with a trimmed pink charm to create 8 Unit B blocks.

7.  Now, it is time to lay turn your units into blocks. Arrange 2 Unit A's and 2 Unit B's as shown. Join together to create a block.


8. Create 4 - 4 unit blocks.



9.  Once your center is sewn together - add borders.  For the first border, from the pink solid, cut 2 - 2" strips by the width of fabric. Add to the top and bottom first, then the sides.  For the outer border, cut 2 -  1" strips by the width of fabric from the backing fabric.  Add them in the same manner as the first border. 

The finished pillow top should be 18" x 18".


10.  Create a quilt sandwich with the pillow top, batting and a layer of muslin or neutral solid.


11.  Quilt as desired - I opted for an angular design throughout to complement the blocks.



12.  For the backing fabric, cut 2 rectangles 18"x 14". On each of the rectangles, fold one long edge back 1/4" and then another 1/4" and topstitch along the folded edge.

Lay the pillow top facing up, then lay one piece of backing facing down with the folded side to the left, and then the second backing fabric facing down, with the folded side to the right.



13.  Stitch 1/4" around the entire pillow and flip right side out.  Insert pillow form. Enjoy!


One 18" square pillow







12 comments:

  1. Congratulations Stacey! You have some beautiful work! Looking forward to seeing more creative genius! :-)

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  2. Congratulations! You did a wonderful job!

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  3. Congratulations your cushion is beautiful.

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  4. Congratulations! It is fantastic! I've earmarked this lattice pattern for a quilt later this year! :)

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  5. That is great. Love the bake shop. Like the black, white and pink combo.

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  6. Love your pillow design! Super sweet!

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  7. Congratulations,that`s great!!

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  8. I love the pillow but I'm surprised the directions say you need an entire yard of the peony

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    1. Thanks for the feedback - you know, you are right, I did have a good bit of the peony left at the end. I think 3/4 yard would be more than enough. I do tend to round up when buying so I have a nice bit left over for my stash, but I should modify it to more accurately reflect what was used. Thank you!

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  9. I love this pillow! Think it would be a great baby quilt... I have twin grandchildren coming in June/July ... Do you have directions/other quilt patterns to shae? I know one is a boy but not sure about the other one.

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    1. Yes, at the top of the blog you will see a link for tutorials - I have a similar tutorial for this pattern to make a baby quilt. Good luck with the grand babies!

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