Thursday, October 27, 2011

Batik Quillow

Weeks ago I started making blocks for the 501 Project using batik fabric with the intention to make a quilt for my daughter.  Somewhere along the way, I decided that it'd probably be more useful if I made a quillow instead.  It's a quilt that has a pocket on back so that the quilt can be folded and tucked into the pocket making it a pillow.  I'd heard of them years ago but had never made one.  I had to watch a few you-tube videos to figure out which way the pocket should face and how to fold the quilt into it.  The other use for the pocket is to tuck your feet in it when snuggling under the quilt.  Here's the result.

the front

the back

If you look closely you can see the pocket centered on the lower edge of the back.


I embroidered the label.  I hadn't done that for a label before.  I picked a picture from my scrapbook software and chose a font for the wording.  

Looking at them now in comparison, It seems I've left out some of the details on the leaves.  It's supposed to be a sunflower.  I think.  We can always use our imagination.  Corey likes sunflowers.  Maybe I can fix it.

Last night I gave the quillow to Corey and she loves it.  Yay!  The grandchildren liked it too!  So much so that they want me to put a pocket on the quilts I gave them last year for Christmas so that they can have a pillow too.  I agreed - one at a time.  

Hope you have a good day.


Marti said...

I love it too. Great colors and prints. I've always wanted to make a quillow, but never have found that elusive round tuit.

Impera_Magna said...

What a great idea! Keeps the quilt all neat and tidy until needed for snuggling!

Kathy MacKie said...

I love your color choices, well done.

Denise :) said...

I don't blame the grandkids for wanting pockets added to their quilts -- it's lovely!! :)

Kate said...

What a neat idea! Very nicely executed too!

Heike's quilts and socks said...

A wonderful quillow. I like you colors so much.