Handmade for Newtown Auction Pillow

Newtown Auction QAYG Pillow

As the deadline for the Newtown Auction approached, I had no idea what I was going to donate. I thought about a mini quilt, or maybe a bag — I didn’t have a ton of time to make anything much larger than that.

On Sunday morning, I had an idea to continue my foray into quilt-as-you-go, but using a much less linear, more improvisational style. I hadn’t seen anything like it before, so I was hoping it would work out. I had to use quite a bit of mental geometry to figure it out as I went.

Newtown Auction QAYG Pillow

I started with gold and had the idea to work my way out to navy blue. But as I laid out my stash fabrics, I realized that gray and black were a better choice. Together, the colors look a little etherial and spacey. I quilted each piece as I went, using straight lines.


Newtown Auction QAYG Pillow

The size is about 17.5″ x 17.5″. I used an 18″ pillow form, which worked out nicely. I think it would also work with a 16″ pillow form.

Newtown Auction QAYG Pillow

It’s backed in gray Madrona Road Haystack, which is also in a few strips on the front. I love this fabric — I need to order more of it for future projects.

Newtown Auction QAYG Pillow
I also ordered some labels a few months ago, and for once I remembered to use one! I think they’re cute.

The Newtown Auction is Jnauary 14 through 18. I’ll post more information as it gets closer. There will be a bunch of beautiful items up for bid, and all proceeds will benefit the Newtown Parent Connection. Hope you’ll join us to support the Newtown community!

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Comments

    • says

      I was stressing out thinking I wasn’t going to make it, but thankfully I had an unexpected free day and was able to make up the pillow. Close one! :)

    • says

      I think so? I sort of made it up as I went along, so it’s a lot of just mental geometry. I’ll have to see if I can figure out how to make it a tutorial.

  1. says

    This is absolutely gorgeous!! That’s a color combo I’ve never worked with but I’m really taken by it. This will certainly bless someone- you are too awesome :)

  2. diana alexander says

    I can’t afford to raise the bid, but your pillow is doing very well on the bid site! I just wanted to stop by and tell you that I love the design. Thanks for your generosity.

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