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A Vintage Pillow from Simply Retro

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I’m still quilting along with the Simply Retro Sew-A-Long sponsored by Jana Machado (visit the dedicated Flickr group to see projects from the book Simply Retro). I decided to make a smaller version of the Vintage pattern on page 36 using leftover scraps from Bonnie & Camille’s collection of Vintage Modern fabrics – you might recognize this fabric from the huge bed quilt with matching pillows I made back in June.

I so love this fabric – it is bright and happy and lends itself to so many great projects. This pillow is a generous 20″ x 20″ in size.

I pieced the back and used a great green leaf print from the Simply Color collection by V & Co. for Moda to hide the zipper.

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I quilted the top using a cross hatch design that I thought complimented the pattern well.

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I am having such a great time sewing from this book – if you love a retro look and have enjoyed Camille Roskelley’s designs in the past, I think you would love the patterns found between the pages of Simply Retro.

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4 Comments

  1. July 28, 2013    

    I love your quilting and most especially the color choices you make! This is such a bright, cheerful pillow!! Absolutely beautiful!!

  2. July 29, 2013    

    very chic looking pillow ,all the best stu

  3. July 29, 2013    

    Very pretty. I always wish I had the knowledge to either quilt, knit, or crochet. Maybe some day.

  4. July 31, 2013    

    Your pillow is beautiful, love the fabric of course, but the placement is what makes it gorgeous! And I really, really like the quilting pattern great job!!

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