e's nautical nursery {a pillow}

Catching up with the nursery projects, today I'm showing off a pillow I made for E's room.

swoon + out to sea pillow for e
Originally, I bought this Out to Sea fabric thinking I would make a quilt for myself (not prego at the time!) and thought that the Swoon block would be a nice compliment to the nautical prints. I love linen and thought that it went well with the fabrics and so decided to use it when I created this pillow. The Swoon block is 16" - a little smaller than the full size Swoon.

The back has a small HST border. They finish at 1" - ridiculous I know, but they were leftover from the Swoon trimmings and I thought why not?

pillow back
pillow back
The quilting was mostly outlining the Swoon diamonds, except in the floral print where I added even more.

swoon pillow quilting
I was thinking of doing a Swoon baby quilt for E, but after making this pillow, I thought it seemed a bit "mature" for a nursery, although I still have plenty of Out to Sea left, so maybe for me? I really do love how the linen compliments the Out to Sea prints and I think Swoon is just a very pretty block on it's own, so maybe someday...

I did end up making some other, more "fun" pillows for E though, so stay tuned for those!

5 comments:

  1. Don't those boats fit perfectly into a Swoon block? I did one awhile ago - I should dig it out and finish that quilt. But this is gorgeous! And who says Out to Sea isn't for adults? I say make it for yourself, and one day E will fight you for it. :D

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  2. Oh, the fussy cut sail boat in the center of the pillow is great! Congratulations on a finish!

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  3. I have been hoarding Out to Sea in case I'm having a girl! But maybe I should just make myself something awesome like this instead! Such a beauty! I love the linen mixed with this fabric. It looks extra nautical. :) And thanks for showing your quilting on the swoon. I have been trying to figure out how I want to do mine so I really appreciate the inspiration.

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  4. Such a beautiful pillow. I really want to make a swoon sometime. I love how you added the special center square.

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  5. What a sweet cushion! The quilting really does an excellent job of highlighting the swoon block. Nice finish!

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