Friday, February 28, 2014

New Pillows and Giant Spiral Video Tutorial!!

I am so excited to share my finish today because it has been on the "To Do" list for some time!!  At the beginning of the year, I put Petal Pop on my bed to lighten things up a bit for the winter :)   And it has been driving me nuts for 2 months that there were no matching decorative pillows to go with it.  And lucky for me, Amy started a Pillow Collective project that was the perfect motivation for me to get this project done.  Yippee Skippee for 2 new Giant Spiral Pillows!!!


They look so awesome at the top of the bed!!  I just love popping in there now just to check out the "finished" look.  So fun!!!


I wanted to keep these fairly simple so they didn't take away from the beautiful bedspread so I decided to just do some basic envelope style pillow cases.  I whole cloth quilted the giant spiral on each pillow top and then added the backing envelope enclosure.  I love how clean and sleek they look.

For the quilting, I used a 12 weight Aurifil thread. (even though I called it 30 weight in the video, don't know where that came from ;)   I love the heavier look and the slight sheen it has.  Perfect for the decorative look I was going for.  And I just about used the whole spool on these 2 pillows :)


Oh, and another bonus to making these pillows, it also crossed something else off my list.  Several of you have been asking for a Giant Spiral quilting tutorial recently and well . . . 


Here it is!!!!  I hope you find it helpful for all of your Giant Spiral quilting projects ;)


**A Little Note - I was having a terrible time saying walking foot in this video.  I kept referring to it as a presser foot and even as a free motion foot there at the end.  So please, just disregard my inability to call the foot by its correct name.  I still get a little nervous when I record these and sometimes the words get a little jumbled up :)

I am so excited with how these turned out and so very happy to have a master bed that once again has some beautiful decorative pillows.  I think I will just go pop back to my room and check them out again :)


Have a Happy Quilting Weekend!!!

Linking these to Amanda's, Sarah's, Amy's, and Fort Worth Fabric Studio's :)  Wow, thats a lot of links, take a second to check them out.  They are awesome!!!
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25 comments:

  1. Your quilting is amazing. I've always wanted to try spiral quilting and haven't had the nerve. Thanks for posting a video.

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  2. Fantastic! Thank you for another great tutorial!

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  3. I do that when I have stuff up on my design board. I just sort of glance at it every now and then as I walk by the room. It helps me think of ways to finish whatever is up there. Love your pillows.

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  4. Just watched your video. Thank you for that. I've been wondering how those spirals were accomplished! I do have a question though. What kind of batting did you use for your pillows? It looks a little fluffier than a warm and natural type batting.

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  5. Those are gorgeous -- and they'll go with anything else you decide to put on the bed.

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  6. These are so pretty, I love how they stand out on their own yet do not take a way from the quilt. Thanks for shairing

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  7. very nice, love them, of course at my house with three dogs, white would never work. :)

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  8. Thank you for the wonderful tutorial! The spiral quilting is just stunning!

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  9. So pretty! and the bed looks so professional like it should be in a show room, no wonder you keep poping in to take a look.

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  10. Love your pillows. Thanks so much for posting your video. Spirals are actually the next thing I've been wanting to learn. So what a great time for you to post this. Thanks again.

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  11. Great! I would like to spiral my quilt from your quilt a long. Can't wait to watch the video when I have time.

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  12. Thank you. I am new and always wondered how people do that!

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  13. Great tutorial! I have been waiting for this one and you did such a good job. This will definitely be my next quilting project. Thanks!

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  14. I am so glad to see a tutorial on spiral quilting. Your pillow came out wonderful and looks so nice on your quilt!

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  15. Thanks for the tutorial, that was great!!

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  16. Great pillows!! They look great!! And I need to see if I can find that magazine for the Petal Pop: don't know how I missed that when you posted it in August, but that is sure a pretty quilt!! Hugs!!

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  17. Awesome pillows. My kids would love having a pillow fight with those.

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  18. The pillows are great, and thank you for the tutorial, makes me what to try it.

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  19. That video was great I really want to try this now!
    Martina

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  21. Thanks for the amazing tutorial and wow that is some quilting. I love the spirals

    Jodi

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  22. Love the tutorial! I've been wanting to try circles on a lap size quilt I have. Do you ever have problems with this technique warping the quilt top? Thanks!

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Thank you so much for your sweet comments. I just love hearing from you!!
Have a Happy Quilting Day :)

Melissa