I salvaged some star blocks from one quilt and decided to try making a few pillows. As you can see, these old quilts were stuffed full with carded cotton batting from the good old days. I'm glad we have better batting choices these days!
These were very thick to sew through but my Bernina 750QE handled it like a champ! After sewing the initial seam, I used the extra wide zigzag stitch to secure the seam allowance neatly. Love that option to adjust the width of any stitch up to 7 mm wide!
I thought a square pillow would be a bit boring so I trimmed them like a hexagon and sewed them up. It surprised me when they came out looking like a flower after I stuffed them! If I can come up with a few clever ways to cover up the burn spots, I might just whip up a few of these for my dear old friend. I think she might like to give them to her great grandchildren just to keep them in the family.
I'll be linking up to Crazy Mom Quilts Friday Finish blog this week.