Sunday, July 19, 2015

A Lone Star Pillow

Our guild co-president, Liberty Worth has asked for pillows for a charity she is putting together called The Sunny Room Pillow Drive. They will be given to teens living in a shelter in Los Angeles to help add a bright note of fun to their rooms.
A while back I made this Lone Star block from Lynne and Kerry's book, 500 Quilt Blocks. It was originally planned for Elisabeth's comfort quilt, after the loss of her beloved dog, Wallace. I obviously did something wrong, because my block turned out to measure 10-1/2" square instead of 9-1/2". It promptly went in the orphan block pile, but I knew it was destined for greater things soon.
This week I added the border to it and the backing and made it into a 16" pillow. No zippers, as required, just sewn together on all four sides made a quick and easy finish.
Lone Star Pillow

I didn't make it to the LAMQG meeting last week. I missed our very special guest, Carolyn Freidlander. I hear she did a wonderful presentation. I'm hoping to see Libby in the next month or for sure at the next meeting, where I can deliver the pillow.

4 comments:

Patchwork and Play said...

Another delightful make Di! I do love orange and this reminds me why I should be using it more!

Dianne Neale said...

Love pillows like this!

Jodi said...


such of pretty combo of lovely fabrics - sweet! Too bad you missed Carolyn F. Maybe another time!

NachtPedalQuilts said...

I love your pillow, it is awesome ... I looked for it a few times at Flickr ... it's neutral and it has a clear design ... and your interpretation of the LoneStar is great ... =D