Timber & Leaf for the House

Timber & Leaf String Pillow

New pillows for the couch have been on my to-do list since the beginning of Winter. I love my Autumn pillows, but I was ready to put them away until next year. When I saw Sarah Watt‘s Timber & Leaf collection for Blend Fabrics, I knew the natural designs and soft colors were perfect for my house. I mixed in Free Spirit Designer Solids in Pearl and Dogwood.

Timber & Leaf by Sarah Watts

These two are my favorites!

Timber & Leaf by Sarah Watts

I was inspired by Amy’s Indie Vibrations quilt. I really liked how her string blocks were paper pieced so they would line up, but still be different widths of fabric strips. I made two paper piecing templates, each are 6-1/2″ x 9-1/2″ unfinished. I used 3 of each template to form the 18″ square pillow.

Timber & Leaf String Pillow

You can buy the pattern for Amy’s Indie Vibrations quilt in her pattern shop.

Timber & Leaf by Sarah Watts

I quilted the pillow with straight lines, about 1/2″ apart. The back is a simple envelope enclosure.

Timber & Leaf String Pillow

You can find Timber & Leaf at Moona Fabrics. Now to make another one for the other side of the couch!



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    January 16, 2013

    I have some of that collection on its way to me. I really love it. your pillow looks great!

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    January 16, 2013

    My daughter picked out that fabric a couple of weeks ago and we bought it to make a toss pillow for her bed. Your piecing is lovely.

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    January 16, 2013

    Your pillows are lovely. And that fabric is so unique….

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    shirley tener

    January 16, 2013

    I love it I love string blocks thats why I thought I would love the Herringbone and I cant get it.

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    January 16, 2013

    Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous! Now I think I have another fabric line to add to my “must have” list! And I want to make new pillows! Sometimes reading your blog is dangerous, in a very fun way 🙂

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    Marcia R.

    January 16, 2013

    I love that fabric too! Just saw it the other day and knew I would have to order some…Like I need more fabric? Your pillow is beautiful!

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    Carol N

    January 16, 2013

    A beautiful choice of fabrics! Beyond that, I love that you are a fan of paper-piecing. It is my go-to technique. I often make my own paper foundations, based on the finished block. I have probably tried every ‘store-bought’ foundation available, and have found that newsprint is my foundation of choice. Instead of buying a pack of 25 papers for a big price, I purchased a ream of newsprint on Office Depot’s site. The ream of 500 sheets cost about the same as a ‘quilters’ pack of 25 sheets found at a quilt store. That allows me more money to spend on beautiful fabric!

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    January 16, 2013

    Gorgeous pillow and fabrics! You have a beautiful way to put them together!

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    Kristan @ Doodle Do Designs

    January 16, 2013

    Pretty colors, Faith! The pillow looks really nice.

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    January 16, 2013

    The pillow is so pretty. Love the fabrics but I especially love the fabric with the bear. I’m going to have to look for some of that.

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    Maureen Cracknell

    January 16, 2013

    Such GORGEOUS pillows, Faith!! I am working on string pieced pillows in Architecture right now myself! This Timber & Leaf collection is on the top of my wishlist, it’s so pretty!!

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    January 16, 2013

    Beautiful work. I really like this pillow. The color palate is wonderful.

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    Lisa C

    January 16, 2013

    Lovely effect. The colors are so soothing.

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    January 16, 2013

    Beautiful! Love those fabrics in the soft colors.

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    holly | bijou lovely

    January 16, 2013

    These are beautiful Faith! I love those tree ring prints!

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    January 16, 2013

    I loved these fabrics, and almost bought some, but have resisted so far. You are pushing it though. 😉
    Pretty pillow!

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    January 16, 2013

    Beautiful pillow. Great fabric selection! You inspire me al the time.
    Thank you

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    Reena Kaplowitz

    January 16, 2013

    very nice- you gave me an idea to use some strings for Spring Pillows for my couch! Thanks.

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    Lee @ Freshly Pieced

    January 16, 2013

    I am really loving this line! Great pillow!

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    Esther F.

    January 17, 2013

    Just love what you have done with this fabric! I really need two more pillows, just like yours. Now, where can I get my hands on that fabric…. I want it now ! 🙂 It will go on my wishlist.

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    January 17, 2013

    Love the pillow and this fabric is wonderful! Just put an order in at Moona Fabrics for a fat quarter bundle!

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    kate @ swimbikequilt

    January 17, 2013

    Such a beautiful pillow, Faith! I bought some AMH ribbons to do make some for my couch 🙂

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    January 17, 2013

    really lovely pillow…….wonderful colors, love the envelope back also. xxx

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    Debbie-Esch House Quilts

    January 17, 2013

    Such pretty fabrics/colors – your pillows are lovely!

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    January 17, 2013

    Your pillow turned out so nicely! Love the soft colors and how you mixed in some solid strips!

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    Meg - lilybirdstitches

    January 19, 2013

    Was a seriously beautiful fabric collection, and I works so well on that pillow! Just love it. And a good size too. I have some 12″ on my couch and they just aren’t big enough on their own

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    January 20, 2013

    Where can I get this fabric?? Thanks

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      January 20, 2013

      Hi Corinne – There is a link at the end of the blog post to Moona Fabrics who carries the fabric.

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    Terri Kinney

    February 2, 2013

    I’m a relatively new quilter. And not terribly computer savvy. How can I get this pillow pattern?

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      February 2, 2013

      Hi Terri – I made up my own template to make the pillow, but there is a link to a pattern in the blog post. It is a quilt that was my inspiration and you can buy the pattern if you click on the link.

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    Trini Folliot

    February 6, 2013

    I absolutely LOVE your quilts. The designs are modern, the colors are vibrant, the end results are upbeat, gorgeous quilts! You just made a convert out of me !!!! Keep up the fabulous work !!!!