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I just finished making 2 pillows from this strips sampler - my own slap happy design (meaning I didn't use a pattern and sort of flew by the seat of my pants making them).


My living room colors are all Sweet & Sour based (see the plaid quilt on the back of the sofa?), so I thought I needed something more than the solid pillows to dress up the room a little. Since I'm working on my Foundation Piecing Techniques month, I decided to incorporate the next lesson into the pillows, so I used a muslin foundation and sewed skinny strips down. This technique is also known as string quilt blocks and works great with scraps.

Here are my instructions - this is not a pattern really, more like pictures of the steps as I made them. Diagonal pillow.pdf

If you like this method, watch for Week 4 of Foundation Piecing where I'll cover this in more depth.

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Comment by Michelle on August 18, 2010 at 6:19pm
Great strip set!
Comment by Carol Wadkins on August 17, 2010 at 9:43am
This is so cool! I haven't been on in a few days and almost missed seeing it............
Thanks so much for sharing!!
Have a great day!
Comment by Betty M. Steverson on August 17, 2010 at 8:49am
great set of strips
Comment by Sandy Allen on August 16, 2010 at 5:33pm
I have the charm pack in this already and would LOVE a strip set to go with it! :)
Comment by Mary Ellen Honan on August 16, 2010 at 3:41pm
Great idea for strips. My pillows are getting tired and it would be a great gift idea.
Comment by mich/TN on August 16, 2010 at 11:01am
Love the collection. Need to make some pillow, will use the pattern for sure.Thanks
Comment by Nancy B/OHIO on August 16, 2010 at 9:38am
These colors are beautiful. I love the way you used them on the diagonal in the pillow. Gave me a few ideas. Thanks
Comment by Connecting Threads on August 16, 2010 at 9:31am
Trisha Freitag is entered.
Comment by Barbara S/IL on August 16, 2010 at 8:52am
I love the Sweet & Sour collection and the pillows are great. Thanks for sharing.
Comment by joanne on August 16, 2010 at 4:43am
I love the colors, have more than 1 idea of how to use them.

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