Plethora of Pillows – Diamond Pillow
8.27.2014

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I love to make pillows because they can add a pop of color or change the feeling in a room with very little time and effort. That’s my kind of project. I chose the Diamond Pillow downloadable pattern by Crazy Mom Quilts for my Plethora of Pillows project.

I decided to use the Isle of Enchantment fabric collection because I like the crisp clean colors. This is a great pattern for using up some scraps or use one of those charm packs that you just had to have and now can’t decided what to make with it.

I used the Hobbs Poly-Down 20″ x 20″ Pillow Insert. I love the soft polished cotton covers on these pillows.

The pattern directions were very good and the pillow went together very quickly. This would be a great pattern for a beginner. I was pleasantly surprised to that she included the instructions for quilting it like the photo on the pattern cover. I normally don’t like to quilt, especially if it is going to show but decided to give it a try. I did end up with a little snarly loop on the front that I saw when I was finished. It would have looked just fine but bugged me that it was there. I know, I know, that is being very picky and I would not have been able to see it from a galloping horse 10 feet away.

But, I thought of a solution. I took out my little Clover Soft Touch Pic and pulled the thread to the back.

 

Fixing Diamond Pillow Snarl

 

Diamond Snarl Fixed

Voila! It was fixed and I LOVE my pillow!

Diamond Pillow quilted

I put the pillow on my bed and decided I need another pillow just like it so I can have two. Back to the scrap bin!

Diamond Pillow


8 comments

  1. Alisha - August 27, 2014

    I can’t even pretend to not love this pillow. It looks SO good, Judy. I love the quilting you did, too!!

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  2. Cindy McCaffree - August 27, 2014

    I have several pieces of big fabric samples about 16 x 16 what would be a good pattern for a pillow using those samples. Thanks.

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  3. Stephanie Dunphy - August 27, 2014

    The quilting is fabulous!!!

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  4. Linda Christianson - August 27, 2014

    Love pillows and the pick too.

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  5. Ann - August 27, 2014

    Good job Judy! The quilting looks great and using the Touch Pic was clever. Little things like that bother me too so I am glad you found a solution. Crazy Mom Quilts has some interesting projects and tutorials – fun site.

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  6. Teri - August 27, 2014

    Great job quilting!

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  7. Jenni - August 27, 2014

    Judy I absolutely love this pillow!!! So pretty!! Miss you! XO

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  8. Betty Lamoreau - October 1, 2014

    ‘Love the contrast cording…really makes the colors pop!

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