Finish: Quilt-as-you-go Dog Bed or Floor Pillow

This has been on my todo list for a while. I finally took the time this weekend to whip one up. I settled on using some of my 2.5″ strips from my stash and did a log cabin block for the pillow top. I quilted it after I did the “quilt as you go” technique to sew all the strips down since I wanted some more dense quilting on the top. This pillow cover went around a 27″ pillow form that I’ve had in my closet for a while. The corgis love using pillows and I thought they might enjoy some big ones on the floor to lay on.

Quilt as you go dog pillow

Quilt as you go dog pillow

Quilt as you go dog pillow

Quilt as you go dog pillow

I inserted an invisible zipper for the back closure so that I could easily remove the cover and wash it when needed. I used an old vintage sheet that I had for the pillow back. I need to get an invisible zipper foot to make installation a bit easier.

Quilt as you go dog pillow

I finished hand sewing on the quilt sleeve to Corgi Fairytale and all I have left to do now is to stitch out the address label and stitch that on the back. Then it’ll nearly be ready to ship!

Comments

  1. Ahh, your corgis are just adorable! I saw a corgi puppy once, oh my goodness – nothing cuter. The pillow looks great. 🙂

  2. I think your corgis deserve the pillows. They are beautiful. I like your idea about using old sheets for the back, I use vintage squares for sofa pillows and will now use sheets for the backs. Thanks for the idea.

  3. I love this idea. Your pillow is beautiful and such cute models!

  4. Donna Hill says:

    Hi Katie,
    Just finished listening to your podcast and I had to tell you that it was absolutely brilliant. Your spreadsheet of expenses for quilt-making was what people needed to hear. Now when someone asks me to make them a quilt I can tell them to listen to your podcast! And for the people who are making quilts to fill in their spare time, or they think they are helping to pay for their quilting purchases, they will know all the things they weren’t thinking about when they set their ridiculously low prices. Kuddos for having the courage to tell it like it really is!
    Donna