Poinsettia Pillow Goes to Quilt Camp

Poinsettia Pillow ~ Project for Quilt Camp

I finished my Quilt Camp Poinsettia Pillow last week! This pillow (or mini quilt if you’d like) is the project I’m teaching at Quilt Camp in December. The individual block is a design by Nancy Cabot (1937) called Miller’s Daughter. I shrunk the block down in size, pieced 4 and added a border to make an 18″ pillow.

Poinsettia Pillow ~ Project for Quilt Camp

I quilted this pillow with straight lines, 1/4″ on each side of the diagonal seams (and beyond into the sashing). The fabric is mostly Denyse Schmidt’s latest line Chicopee which I’m officially in love with.

Poinsettia Pillow ~ Project for Quilt Camp

I also worked in a bit of her lines for JoAnns Fabric and a print from Anna Maria Horner’s discontinued line Good Folks. (I needed some green.) The neutrals are Art Gallery Fabrics Linen White and Free Spirit Design Solid Sand Dune.

Poinsettia Pillow ~ Project for Quilt Camp

The back of the pillow is a simple envelope enclosure. I bound my pillow just like I would a quilt, so I can either use it on my couch, or hang it on my wall as a mini quilt.

Poinsettia Pillow ~ Project for Quilt Camp

At my class in Quilt Camp, we will work on paper piecing the corners of each of these blocks and then piecing together the rest of the block. It is a great project for those that are new to paper piecing and/or want tips on precision piecing and getting everything to line up just right. There are still some spaces left for Quilt Camp. Check out my post from a few days ago for all the details and the link to sign up!


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    erin m. says

    I just signed up for Quilt Camp tonight..and can’t wait to be in your class making this. I’m also going to Sewing Summit and got into you workshop there…now to cut out all the pieces for that class haha.

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    Carla Esser Lake says

    This Bella fabric just screams to be made into pillows for my nephew’s new house! P.S. I love the pointsettia pillow. yay Chicopee!

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    I like it a lot. I’d like to make one myself and already found a tutorial, so ‘though not attending the camp I can make one myself, too. But… I put it on my list and we’ll see when I’ll be able to make it. I can imagine a christmassy version, too.

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    Linda A. Gonzales says

    Beautiful design. I love how the white and gray stand out and accents the red and the flower. Very pretty.

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    Love this – I have just ordered a FQ bundle of Chicopee today after drooling over it for weeks and finally deciding that I need this stuff! Great idea to make a pillow back so it can be a pillow or a wall hanging x

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