Wednesday, February 26, 2020

My Sweet Tea & Sashiko Stitches Pillow is Finished!

My Jolly Bar Bakewell Pillow Cover is finished!

For the quilting, I did hand stitched Sashiko stitching.

I made this pillow with extra blocks from my 

I could not have done this stitching without this ...

You place it overt your thimble finger with the plate on your palm and 
push the long needle through the fabric
and then pull the needle and smooth the stitches.

More info on my method and tools may be found Here.
I stitched straight lines for the borders in these matching thread colors.

For the center, I let my quilty muse decide and I did some free form improv stitching.
I did not mark these motifs or the straight lines. 

I wanted to make this as a cover for the winter season pillow on the upper left
which has red and green snowmen on the front.
The pillow measured 20" so my Bakewell blocks  needed a narrow outer border
to make it large enough for the pillow up-cycle.

I machine sewed the background border strips around the center
to make a nice clean and crisp frame.

For the back of the pillow cover, I made and envelope back with snap closures
from extra Sweet Tea fabrics.

I bound this pillow with a navy heart print from Bonnie & Camille
that was in my stash.

I am very happy with this project!

I plan to do more Sashiko quilting on future projects.

Do your do large stitch quilting?
I would love to hear what thread and method you use.
I love to learn new quilty things ... :) 

Happy Stitching!


Farm Quilter said...

I really like you pillow and your "big" quilting. I really like the finish with the snaps...can you share how you put them on?

Dorian said...

Great job Pat, your pillow looks so nice. Glad you are enjoying the big stitch quilting. That thimble is very interesting, I can see where it is very handy too.

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

Great pillow. I really love Sashiko needlework. I think Boro is the greatest technique for the slow stitching/meditation technique. I have been meaning to get one of those thimbles and darned if I didn't forget about it on my last Amazon order. We had a Lake Effect snow storm over night. I think we will be staying in until Monday when the temps are supposed to be 50.
xx, Carol said...

The pillow is sweet, and love your stitching. The first time I saw that type of stitching I always thought of big stitch first. Then I learned what Sashiko was and thought it was interesting. But then I have seen some clothes made with the sashiko and thought wow! Maybe I am maturing and discovering how much interest different techniques bring to a piece.