Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Swoon-y Floor Pillow and Basket

Swoon like floor pillow
Swoon-y Floor Pillow
I finished the items for Modernista Homemade Swap, a floor pillow cover and basket. My partner requested  a floor pillow in navy and dark browns, which I didn't have much of in my stash. So this was an excuse to shop, but the ideas just were not coming and I had a hard time wrapping my brain around the color scheme. Then I saw Kirsten's 'Love of Solids' pillow she made for a swap - is it not amazing!!
Check out her blog Gemini Stitches, she is sooooo talanted!!!

Swoon like quilt block floor pillow
Swoon-y Floor Pillow another pic

I started pulling what Kona solids I did have and added a few more to include the light turquoise blue, khaki and even a rich reddish brown ***need to add names of the kona colors***
swoon like quilt block gray scale draft
Draft in EQ7

I used Electric Quilt 7 and changed all the colored areas to gray - this way I could calculate the colored shapes and the background shapes without being influenced by the colors as I wanted a scrappy yet planned block. I love the whole design process and I have to admit that its my favorite part of quilting! Sometimes I purposely start from scratch and draft designs that may have already been created. I know - just a little bit weird I am. Now I know I could have purchased the pattern, and in no way do I want to offend the pattern designers out there and I am not selling or distributing this block in any way and will not do any tutorials on it either.

Back of Swoon-y Floor Pillow swoon like quilt block
Back of Swoon-y Floor Pillow
The back is done envelope style using two different fabrics. I love the navy text with the brown print.

fabric basket
Fabric Basket
For the basket I used Domestic Groove's "Basket Tutorial" and have to say her tutorial was well written and a breeze to sew! It's a great size, much larger than I expected. I will definitely be making more of these!!

swoon-y quilt block pillow swoon like and fabric basket
Glamour Shot of Swoon-y Pillow and Basket

The pillow cover size is 26 1/2", just the right size for the 27" pillow form (this way its a fluffy pillow) they sell at JoAnn's. I sure hope my partner likes it!!


  1. I love, love, love your basket. Cute fabric choices!

    1. Thanks - all with the help of your basket tutorial!

  2. Wow. They look fabulous!! I am sure your partner will be very happy!! Oh and I love the glamour shot!

  3. Gorgeous projects!


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