Sunday, September 28, 2014

Stripey Squares Halloween Pillow

I've been seeing some quilts made with what I call stripey squares.  I already made a quilt like that a few years ago, but I was inspired to make some more stripey square blocks.  I decided to go small for a pillow cover.  And to use my Halloween stripes.
 
 
I even put on my modern brave girl panties and mixed some stripes within a few of the blocks.  I sit on the fence about that design idea.  Sometimes I like it, if the block, as a whole, blends pretty well.  Otherwise, it's not a favorite for me. 

 
Finally my Halloween quilt has a Halloween pillow to go with.
 
  Halloween fabrics are the MOST FUN to play with for me.
 
Happy Fall
xxx
Annie 


18 comments:

sheila 77 said...

This is beyond fabulous, what a marvellous combination of squares. Now I suppose that the squares are made of striped fabrics to start with (otherwise the stripes would be miniscule)? What a great effect. I like your mixed stripes on a few blocks, it gives an extra punch, but I can see that it could be good either way.

Inky and Quirky said...

Ooohhhh Annie,you have rocked the Halloween theme!! Love it all,the colours pop right out at you and slap you wide awake :) wonderful sewing yet again....keep those brave girl panties on if you keep creating magical stuff like this!

Extra big hugs
Donna xxx

tubakk said...

A super cute pillow cover. And with all the colours that I love so much. Great.

barbara woods said...

great halloween pillow

Marei said...

Love the pillow and you sewing is exquisite....yes I did check out how beautifully all your stripes matched up. And I like the mixed stripe blocks, too. This says "happy" to me.

carol said...

Love, love, love your pillow! So bright and happy for the holiday. You are too clever!

StitchinByTheLake said...

I think this pillow is gorgeous! blessings, marlene

Miss Iowa said...

Fabulous pillow! So graphic and it has a lot of movement because of the random squares with mixed strips. You'll enjoy this for many years.

Barb said...

Now that is fun!!

Katherine said...

How fun! I think you did just the right amount of mixing, Annie. It makes for such a fun, almost optical illusion design. Fabulous finish!

Createology said...

This is a magical stripey pillow to accompany your Halloween Divine Quilt. Personally I do like your stripey stripe squares. Creative Halloween Fabric Bliss Dear...

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Oh Annie, I really, really like it! No love it! I like the use of strips makes things pop. I also like the binding you used. Cute quilt too. I agree Halloween fabrics are such fun to work with. Great job!

Cindy Sharp said...

Love it!

Sandy said...

I for one love it when you wear your big girl pants! Halloween gives us a chance to let our hair down and just have fun. I do adore all your quilted makes but I miss your calendar pages!
Sandy xx

Renee said...

Gorgeous colors!

tink's mom said...

Annie, it's a fabulous pillow. I love what you did with the Halloween fabrics. It goes so well with your quilt.

West Michigan Quilter said...

I love this pillow. I have lots of striped fabrics from a quilt as you go quilt. Now I know what I can do wit them. Thanks for sharing.

legato1958 said...

Exquisite mate for your quilt!! LOVE it!!
Susie