It is the first Thursday of November, which means it is time for another Throwback Thursday link up with Jenn @A Quarter Inch From the Edge. For November, I thought I would share a quilt I made for my sister in law for her birthday back in 2007.
I made her a purple quillow – a quilt that folds up into a pillow! The front of the pillow is a quick patchwork of fun purple Japanese prints.
When the quilt is unfolded, the same prints that were used for the front of the pillow lay across your lap, and you can tuck your chilly feet into the pocket that reverses to become the front of the pillow. I went with a very simple piecing for the quilt to make it easy to remember how to fold the pillow back up. Simply fold into thirds in the long direction, and then fold at every fabric change, and stuff into the pillow pocket. Voila!
The back side or top of the quilt when it is unfolded is made from silky Japanese fabric. Let me tell you – those were a pain to sew with! They frayed like crazy and after seeing how quickly they unraveled, I wisely chose to use larger seam allowances for this side of the quilt. The quilt is envelope sewn together, and the quilting is VERY sparse quilt in the ditch. It has seemed to hold up fairly well, though.
I am linking up with Throwback Thursday to check out what everyone else is sharing this month.