A few months ago, after my father-in-law died, my mother-in-law requested I make some quilted throw pillows for her bed. This gave me the perfect opportunity to goof around with some small-scale quilt ideas that had been buzzing around my head for a while, and I finished in time to send them to her for Christmas.
The first one is a woven quilt:
For the woven quilt, I made tubes of fabric, pressed them flat, then wove them together. It was very simple and easy – until I stitched it into a pillow. Ha. Sewing through that many layers of fabric required moving up to a size 18 needle! And let me tell you, that pillow cover is HEAVY.
The apple core quilt was a great project to work on while watching football with my husband. I starched the seam allowances, glue-basted them as applique shapes, then top-stitched. A very easy and forgiving process. And much easier to sew through!