Friday, February 15, 2019
Pugs on a Motorcycle Quillow
EH? Okay, wasn't my idea.... He asked for it... The rest is sort of matching colors and other likes.....
What is a quillow? A quillow is a quilt that folds into a pillow. The pillow pocket it folds into is just the right size for feet, so when you get cozy in your quillow you can stick your feet in the pillow pocket.
What is a quilt? A quilt can be simply two pieces of fabric-(any kind) with some batting in between and sewn together like a sandwich. Most quilts have at least one side a pieced piece and the other side one long piece to back the quilt. Quilting is the act of sewing the sandwich of three pieces together. When you are sewing squares or shapes together for a quilt, usually you are piecing the top. Many stores sell quilt back which is wider so you don't have to piece the back at all and it makes it simpler and quicker.
On this quillow, I am piecing both the top and the back and then sewing or quilting the layers together. Then you center the pillow pocket and sew it to one of the sides. The pillow pocket will be on the minky side of this quillow, so you can pull the minky around you and then slide your feet into the pocket.
I do have an accuquilt cutter so the base of the cotton squares will be cut with the accuquilt cutter. That part will be faster. The actual pugs on many of the squares will be appliqued and padded to give a little 3-dimensional feel to the doggies.
I will take pictures of each step.
THE BIG PLAN
This is not to scale... but it is the starting Plan-started
Started with 3 yards of Minky 108 x 60+
Top piecing will be mostly cottons... might use some minky for some borders...I kind of wing it by how much fabric I have and how things look as I place them-
The Back will be Black Minky and Brown Minky Pieced in large Rectangles Framed by Bordor... the size will be larger than Batting and be brought around to fold over 3 inches on the front. This is showing you how I plan the Border sizes and the actual squares of the Themed Quilt... and then the Pillow Pocket is 1/2 Yard folded over and sewn onto the Minky Back so it has a theme on both sides of the pillow pocket. The center Square Quilt Patch is a central theme... The 4 corner Squares will be the same... Then the two quilt squares on either side of the center repeat and etc.
You have to plan the backing if you don't have all one color... I have two pieces of the luxury soft minky that GStreetFabrics Sells... I use the measures and borders plan for the front and plan the back accordingly, not knowing my quilting design I can stitch in the ditch and be in the same seams.
I have cut the Batting to size
The True Color is Center Chocolate and the borders are Black Minky
The Backing is sewn together but not the pillow pocket square yet.
Batting is cut to size first... then backing is done and laid under the batting ... then Front Quilt Squares are done... Sewn together with borders and laid on top... Then Pinned to fit and quilted from the center out. Backing pulled to front to bind after all is quilted... Pillow Pocket centered and sewn on... and then Voila.
These are the Pugs in different positions... so we can applique the ones that look appropriate for the activity
Planned squares... Corners... Pugs in Hats in a Crowd
Pugs in a Pickup Truck
Pugs Playing Baseball
CenterPugs at Cabin and Hiking on Rocks
Pugs at the cabin
Pugs on the Dock or on a chair
Pugs in a boat or on the Dock
Pugs Playing Football with a helmet on
Pugs Riding Bikes being a courier
Pugs Riding Motorcycle on Pillow Pocket
This is the other team of pugs when playing football and baseball
This is the strip borders because it has a little brown and black through it so I thing it will bring it together
Well here are some of the squares placed on the border strip fabric...Pugs will be in the back of the pickup truck, sitting on the adirondack chairs-helmets on to play football, on the hat print they will be outline quilted through the batting so the pugs are slightly padded when you look at it wherever the dogs are.
Dogs will be riding the bicycles and outlined on the doggies taking selfies square
Pugs will be added to the seat of the motorcycle squares
Pugs will be riding these motorcycles on the pillow pocket and reverse side of the pillow pocket
As you can see the pugs are going to go on this motorcycle on the quillow itself... This is just the layout.
This is the two teams... playing football they will have a football appliqued between them and helmets on their heads...
These pugs went on vacation and are lazing on the dock, of course observing the ducks
This pug is at the cabin, but he is looking for everybody else, he must have got there first.... Nope we are going to put boots on him and give him a fishing hat and a fishing rod with a sign 'Gone Fishing'
bicycle courier ... he gets a helmet, and his legs will be corrected
These pugs are lounging on the Adirondack chairs at the cabin
Yes, pugs play baseball
Pugs are Hiking -resting at the rocks square
Pugs are riding and driving the pickup truck
There will be bowling pugs, vegetable truck pugs, and food truck pugs... working on how those will be.. and take away the repeat squares.....Yeah Yeah, I got carried away... but I will laugh about this one a long time, and they both will get matching neckrolls to their quilts.
All of these are going to be fine tuned i.e. the one driving will be looking out the window or the windshield- on others there will helmets and adjustments to things like legs
We are getting closer... working on the details
Pugs Playing Football
Pugs Playing Baseball
Pug Gone Fishin'
Pugs in Pickups
Pugs on the Dock
Pugs Drivin' Food Trucks
Pugs in Backwards Baseball Caps
Pugs in Detective Caps
Pug Bicycle Courier... still needs some details