Sunday, February 10, 2013

Pillow #8

Moda Candy Bar
Pillow
 
 
 
A very sweet online friend, Rachel, was overly thankful and sent me some awesome Moda Candy Bar packs as well as a few fat quarters.  I finally decided to break into the Breakfast at Tiffany's pack for a pillow.



These candy bar pieces are half the size of a charm square.  I have struggled with a design and an Internet search did not help.  So I just made it up and added some white.

 
It definitely needed some added interest, so I decided to begin the quilting with a glitzy metallic thread.  Too heavy for the machine needle, so it would have to be done as bobbin work.
 
 
I pin basted from the back side of the pillow top, did my best to find the center and marked it.
 
 
I set my circular guide attachment on my machine, starting with the smallest available circle point...
 
 
 
...poked my circular guide nail through my center marking...
 
 
...placed the little protective rubber thingy over the very sharp nail...
 
 
 
...and began sewing the circles.
 
 
I think it still needed more quilting, so I began a continuous spiral with regular thread from the top side.
 
 
And that is how pillow #8 rolled.
 
 
I ended up a tad large for the pillow, so I lost the narrow teal strips at the far edges.  I'm ok with that...sorta.
Rachel, THANK YOU!
 
xxx
Annie
 


24 comments:

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

love the pillow..and the thread in the bobbin...did you have to change bobbin tensions for this?

sheila 77 said...

What a lovely present and your patchwork design looks really good. I am intrigued by your circular attachment which has given such a good result. And quilting from the back with thick glitzy thread? - you're a brave lady. I do like cushion number eight.

carol said...

I was wondering what became of the pillow project....and am happy to see it didn't fall by the wayside. Pretty, pretty! Your design with those tiny squares is wonderful! Love how you incorporated the white with them.

patchouli moon studio said...

It's been so long since I bought new fabric, that I didn't even know about the candy bar packs. I know about layer cakes and honey buns, but the candy bar was new to me. Love your pillow and seeing how you quilted the circles. I don't think I have that attachment though, so I might have to try the nail method I have heard about.

Rachel said...

Look at you! LOVE the pillow! Super interested in that little circle tool. For the record, what you did for me and the results was more than amazing, trust me when I say you were not fully thanked. I don't think that is possible!

Cindy Sharp said...

Well done.

evelyn said...

Love the pillow design. Your circular quilting makes it wonderful. Love the bobbin thread

West Michigan Quilter said...

I love your pillow. I've never tried using a Candy Bar and now if I see one I'll know what to do with it. I love how you have quilted it. thanks for showing us how you did that.

Lins Artyblobs said...

Lovely pillow. And I picked up a tip - pin basting.

Aliceart said...

Love the pillow! Innovative piecing, and quilting that definitely compliments it! I asked for an extra bobbin case for Christmas so I could use the larger thread in the bobbin.

Kathy H said...

Love how the pillow was quilted. I forget that I can use that heavier thread in the bobbin.

Elsa said...

Sweet friend and pillow ~ love the quilting!

Cliodana said...

beautiful pattern, will be great for a baby quilt! love the circle... have to try it soon!
have a nice day Annie

Snoodles said...

You are making full use of technology, ay? Never before seen that circle thingie -- maybe you would consent to do a tut about it? It's cool!
But not as cool as your finished pillow....awesome!

Sandy said...

Hey Annie -- this is a beautiful pillow and I will never understand how you do this - technology or no technology!!
Sandy

Valérie GUEGUIN said...

Wow, I love your pillow! I know Moda bake shop blog, they are lot nice projets. And your calendar pages for january and february are beautiful. Thanks for your visit on my blog

Karen said...

I want to spend some time with you to absorb yourtricks...I don't know if I could be so brave to try that bo in trick...so cool!

Wendy said...

Oh my gosh, Annie, how wonderful! Really admire your step by step too :) ... I was swinging in to get a tip on postcard making but had to say thank you for sharing your gorgeous pillow :) Thank you!

Beezus said...

Annie, this is great! Not only is the pillow gorgoeous (sorry about the edges, that's the kind of thing we always have to suffer through, isn't it?), but I also learned a couple of new things today from you sharing your process. Thanks!

Createology said...

Your pillow is Kismet that you didn't find anything online. Your design is original and fabulous! Blissful Stitching...

Rein said...

Your pillow is beautiful!

bohemiannie! art said...

You have talent ooozing out of your pores.

Carol Q said...

ooh lovely - i've tried this and it's very exciting to see it working. i'm like you too - like to do both paper and fabric crafts. just aren't enough hours in the day. thanks for your comments on my blog too.

Carol Swift said...

Your pillow is beautiful! I haven't seen the candy bars or the idea of using your bobbin thread for that kind of thread. Thanks for showing us how you did it.