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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    CJ says

    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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    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. says

    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 says

    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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    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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      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 says

    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 !!!!

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