Friday, January 21, 2011

1" patchwork

As awesome as a quilt this would make ...
Pillow top before quilting
I am pretty sure I will never make one!  But I really, really do love the movement you get in the tiny square! 
After quilting
I started with 1.5" x 4.5" strips.  Then sewed two strips together.  I was then able to cut each strip into 3 sets of squares ... come to think of it, I probably could have sewed a couple more strips together (the novice comes out again).

I quilted and washed the front. 

For the back, I had pieced together some red scraps for another project and borrowed 20" of that piecing for this one.  Then I quilted with straight lines and installed a funky zipper in the middle of the pieced bit.  I actually like the back as much as I like the front!

The piecing around the zipper
I finished it just in the knick of time ... it is a housewarming present tomorrow to friends who just purchased a new home!

Hope everyone has a great weekend!

All the best


  1. This is beautiful! I love the little squares! But yes, they are hard and time consuming to work with, but boy do they look fantastic! This is a great pillow!

  2. Lisa, that's gorgeous, and I agree with you, the back is just as cool as the front! Genius idea to put a "show-off" zipper in the middle of the detail! Thanks for sharing.....

  3. Wow tiny squares. It looks great - I especially love the piecing around the zip.


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