I really love making quilts but they don't sell very well - too pricey, I guess. So, to satisfy my quilting desires I make patchwork quillows. Basically, they're just lap-sized quilts but they have that handy little 'folds into a pillow' feature that seems to be very popular with certain folks. I get orders from people all the time that have owned quillows that are totally worn out and need to find a replacement. I love being the person they come to for that!
My husband is the one that encouraged me to make patchwork quillows, or what he calls, "Grandma style" quillows. You know, the traditional quilt look that grandmas make!
Anyway, I typically hand tie my standard quillows but I like to hand quilt the patchwork quillows.
Here is a completed one that I am in the process of quilting....sunny blues and yellows!
I got the pattern from amanda jean with crazymomquilts.blogspot.com.
This past Saturday we had a craft show and I sold two patchwork quillows. I can't seem to make enough of them and every year I sell out!!! I'm trying to keep them in stock this year, but I'm not having much luck - not a bad thing, right!!! :)
Anyway, on Sunday, I designed a new one to start filling the empty slots.
I like to keep these simple so I can turn them out pretty quickly.
I participated in Jane's Red and Aqua swap last year and enjoyed making a patchwork quillow out of those blocks. It's always fun to have a quillow with a story and this one told of blocks contributed by ladies all over the world!!! The person who bought the quillow was totally amazed at it's story ~ actually, I think that's why she chose it over the others she was looking at!
I have more of the red and aqua blocks and perhaps I'll have enough to make another quillow like it.
I've also got a few more ideas churning in my head for fabrics in my stash, but no time at present to work on them...guess I'll have to wait until we get more done on the construction project!....shucks