Friday, February 25, 2011

Neptune Pillows

I started making the blocks for these pillows sometime last year, and then they got set aside and eventually added to the list of UFOs I hoped to finish. I was glad that Sew, Mama, Sew hosted a pillow contest this month because it gave me the little push I needed to get them done!

Here's the aqua pillow:
aqua neptune pillow
and the midnight one:
midnight neptune pillow
I got the idea for this type of quilt block from this Moda Bake Shop recipe.
The backs of the pillows are made from ivory (I know that's not the official color name though) quilter's only cotton from JoAnn's and have pieced strips using the same fabric (and a few leftover blocks) as the pillow fronts (Moda's Neptune, isn't it pretty?) I lined the pillow backs with muslin but they aren't quilted.
neptune pillow backs
It's been a while since Amy's hosted a Sew and Tell Friday and I'm excited to link up with her! Go see what everyone else has been making!

17 comments:

Nina... said...

Gorgeous pillows! Very sophisticated and elegant. The backs are just as lovely as the fronts!

Karenkay said...

Love the colors!

notes of sincerity said...

Love your pillows! :o)
What cute touches on the back too!!
Sincerely, Trish

p.s.phyllis sews said...

That's a great block to play with. I think the hardest part is getting the measurements just right for your pillow. You did great! Love the colors, too!

amy smart said...

Love these Vikci!! SO wishing I'd accumulated some of that Neptune. :(

Karen said...

They are great pillows. Love the pattern you chose. The fabrics are yummy.

Meg said...

Awesome pillows! Love Neptune!

webmailaddress2 said...

Those pillows are so pretty!

Patty@sewingseeds said...

Those turned out so pretty. I bet it's nice to have them finished, too.

Candied Fabrics said...

THese are great, the backs are so FUN! ANd you know I love those flowers!

I've got a couple of pillows in the works for SMS myself!

Dayna said...

Oh, these are great! I'd love to make some of these for my boys' room.

Heather said...

I love love your Neptune pillows, what a great pattern you came up with. :)

Sara @ Sew Sweetness said...

I have never made a pillow before...I guess I need to! Yours is so lovely, I especially like the design!

Jan said...

Love your pillows! What a great idea for the back!

Dielle said...

Gorgeous, Vicki! I especially love the top Aqua one.

Carol T said...

Your pillows are oh so pretty. I love the pattern you made.

Tamar said...

Those are beautiful! I think I know which pattern inspired you and it's on my list of things to try too! Thanks for sharing