Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Candy Dish Pillows

It's so fun to finally be able to share my Jaybird Quilts Sew Along project with you today!

I used the pattern "Candy Dish," along with the Hex N More ruler.  I don't own many "specialty" rulers, so it was really a treat to be able to try this one out.  I loved it!   The pattern also offers the option to make your own templates, but "wow!" did this ruler make it easy.  Now I'm having fun looking at all of the other Jaybird Quilts patterns that use this ruler -- lots of fun options!

The pattern uses 4 1/2" hexagons and 2 1/2" triangles -- and the cutting is so easy with this cool ruler.  This is a fantastic pattern for using up little scraps of fabric.  I have been saving even my tiniest scraps of AMH Good Folks, and was able to use quite a few in this project!
Each pillow top came together in a few hours.  For whatever reason, I found matching up the triangle points easier on the pillow with the solid triangles rather than the solid hexagons.  I ended up pinning along my seam line for the trickier pillow top, and then slowly removed the pin as I sewed along this line.
For the quilting I copied the pattern pillows -- the straight line quilting gives it such texture!  I drew lines with my water soluble marker down the middle of each hexagon, so that I'd have a mark to know where to switch direction for the zig zags.

These pillows finish at 16 inches square.
I finished mine with invisible zippers, and put them in the corner of my living room where I can see them every day!


  1. I love the HexNMore ruler. Great pillows, Michelle!

  2. These are lovely and I love the coordinating set! I had a similar fun experience discovering the Hex N More ruler!

  3. These are the sweetest pillows Michelle!!

  4. I love the positive/negative effect of the two pillows together. What a great use for your beautiful scraps!

  5. great pillows, the template looks good, I have saui no more as so many I have I do not use but maybe this one should join my collection!

  6. Very nice Michelle! It's amazing how much difference swapping the prints for the whites makes in the finished pillows. Lovely set!