Saturday, July 15, 2006

I present to you "the" QUILLO

After many many months of living vacariously though Bird In The Hand (flickr set here), I finally set out what I've been obsessing about....we'll call it the....QUILLO....a cheesy way to say "quilted-pillow". Since I'm showing it off:

It took a night to make the pattern and do all the cutting and another to actually put it all together....not bad considering I have a pattern now that I can use for future Quillos (do you feel silly reading that word - i feel silly typing it). As you may have noticed, I also snuck my latest Mason Dixon project in there, the Ballband Dishcloth...all pink....all girly...all being hand delivered next week to my gramma in Ventura, California.
What's up with the yellow tint of this photograph???
Next time....
1. I'll use thinner strips to add more color.
2. I won't be a cheap bastard and peice scraps of batting together instead of buying large enough peices to cover the entire area of the Quillo. Note: The whole "piece work" idea only applies to the outside...not the batting. I'm an idiot.

Tomorrow I'm off to Southern California where I'll be spending some much needed time with my grandparents. Pictures of gramma's super girly china collection & tricked out antique'd pad ("pad" meaning "house") to come.....

Also to from Stitch N' Pitch at the Giants game....this Thursday....yeaaaahhhh baby!!
posted by Cristina at 9:45 PM


I love the Quillo! (I don't feel silly saying it) Very pretty fabric choices.
Blogger kristinknits, at 6:04 AM  
I think quillo's a good name. (It's way better than "pillt" which is probably what i would have come up with:)) I can't get enough of that dahlia fabric. I just love it!
Anonymous allison, at 8:53 AM  
Looks good...I want to try one of those!
Blogger ljmax, at 9:14 AM  
The Quillo is beautiful! I'm so envious, as I don't quilt or sew (yet). I'm also going to do one of those ubiquitous dishcloths.
Anonymous Anonymous, at 7:37 AM  
Love the Quillo! and i agree--quillo is a great name, much better than Pillt!.

a lady from my knitting group is going to the stitch'n'pitch as well! she made felted Giants baseball caps! they turned out super! can't wait to see the pictures!
Blogger kelpkim, at 8:37 AM  
It looks great. I'm back and I'll see you on Thursday.
Blogger Bethro, at 11:01 AM  
Quillo is BEAUTIFUL!!! You are talented girl! I've always wanted to try quilting but just feel as if I'll bomb tragically ;-)
Anonymous Esther, at 2:11 PM  

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