Wednesday, March 13, 2013

It's a Nancy Drew Day and it is my day

...to share my Nancy Drew...is a Clue project.
First let me shout a big thank you to Mme Samm and to Carol
for another great blog hop!!  
Well done ladies, you are the best!!
...be sure to visit my partners in crime show casing their
Nancy Drew projects today.

Thursday, March 14, 2013 
Quilt ‘n Queen...you are here

I collected my fabrics and searched for clues, inspiration...
to make the perfect project...
...finally it came to me...
...I needed a pillow and a quilt for my car.
so I decided to make
a quilt in a pillow called a quillow.
I started with 1-1/2 yards of the dot fabric for the front...
 and 1-1/2 yards of blue scene fabric for the back.
I quilted it as a whole cloth quilt and added the binding.
I centered a 15" x 15" quilted square to the back of the quilt
by sewing the sides and across the top of the square, 
leaving the bottom open to create a pocket.
2 pictures of the back of the quilt
Here it is stuffed in it's pocket.
I love how it turned out and it will be a great pillow for my car.
I can use it as a pillow, a quilt...and it will even be great as a picnic blanket.
I hope you have enjoyed my Nancy Drew project.

Thanks for visiting today.
I have a giveaway on my previous post.
Enter HERE for your chance to win 2 charm packs.
Giveaway ends March 16th...
winners will be announced March 18th
after I return from my vacation.
Thursday I am at the AQS Quilt show in Lancaster PA.

Happy stitching




73 comments:

StitchinByTheLake said...

I absolutely love this - how perfect for traveling! blessings, marlene

Judy B said...

I love quillows, they are so versatile! Love the way your Nancy Drew one looks. Thank you for sharing.

sew.darn.quilt said...

I really like this idea, practical and pretty!
Thank you for sharing :)

Jenny said...

Fun project! Love the application here....so useful!

Kathleen at Rose Prairie said...

Love pillow quilts and what a great use of this fabric. Wonderful

Alcea Rosea 31 said...

A brilliant idea to make journeys more comfortable. I love the blue, it's so vibrant.

Lesley said...

This is a beautiful project. Such a great idea and perfect for your car. Congrats on a job well done!

charlotte said...

Very cute. What a nice idea.

Gill said...

What a great project! a quillow was the first quilt I ever made!
Thank you for sharing!

Theresa said...

That is lovely and very clever, I've always wondered how to make one of those.

Judy Cooper Textile Images said...

This quillow is a great to snuggle under on cool days to read a mystery book. Nice use of the fabric.

Frances said...

Love the quillow idea. Perfect to have in the car.Nice project.

krislovesfabric said...

Love your idea, and a picnic blanket sounds perfect!

Jeanie said...

This is just great! I've always wanted to make a quillow and this highlights the fabric so well. Great job!

Sowing Stitches said...

:)Yep...adding this to my list! Love how neat and compact as a pillow yet a great size for a blanket!

Just Quilt It said...

I haven't made one of these for several years--what a great idea to put it in your car! Very nicely made.

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

very nice project....I love quillows!

Lyndsey said...

Love the project. I like the idea for the car mmm new project for April.

Thearica said...

Love your quillow! Great idea of what to do with the fabric!

Carol said...

Nancy Drew pillow is just fabulous! I remember my friends making those, but I've never made one. What a great idea for the car. Thanks for hopping with us! :O)

Cathy said...

Quillow! Now that is something. I LOVE it! Nice work!

Chiska said...

I have a quillow my Mom made for me 20 years ago. I love this!

apple blossom said...

nice hop thanks

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Teresa said...

I love your quillow! I've never made one, so it was nice to "see" one!

Madame Samm said...

delightful as always ...a quillow so that is what this is called...totally inspiring and full of mystery on where to start on something like this lol

Theresa said...

Very nice!

Joyce Carter said...

I really like your Pillow/quilt. It is really cute. You did a wonderful job.

Linda J said...

A quillow is an excellent idea for the traveling you have planned and this one turned out wonderfully. A fun spot to showcase the big book print!

Agnes B. Bullock said...

Fabulous project!

Linda said...

What a great idea! We haven't seen quillows in a while and it is time they are popular again! Great job!

Mimi said...

I've never made a Quillow but I love the idea and yours turned out perfectly!! Thanks for sharing.

Barbara @ Nähtante Quilts said...

This is a fantastic idea, have to try it!
Thanks for sharing!

Vickie said...

I haven't seen a quillow in a long time. It was a great idea !

Sharon said...

Oh great idea I will have to give this a try...thanks for sharing and enjoy your show...

Domestic Bliss said...

What a great idea... and you used the fabrics wonderfully!
hope your vacation is perfect!

The Slow Quilter said...

That was just a wonderful idea to use, I have only made one quillow and I loved it, this was great.

Tammy said...

Great quillow...I should make one fo those for my car. WHere did you get your pattern or is it soemthing you made up?

patchouli moon studio said...

What a great quillow!

Amy said...

That is such a cute idea! Love your quillow!

Laura said...

I really like the way your Quillow turned out. Great project.

Sallie said...

Wonderful idea! Thanks for sharing!

Vicki H said...

Great idea. I made some of those about 20 years ago for gifts.

krisgray said...

What a great way to use the panel - love it! I'm trying to fins some of the book spine fabric but it's tough, every Nancy Drew fan must be getting a bit of it.

Kathy H said...

Great quillow. I have always thought they were a great idea, no matter the fabric. Hope you enjoy the show in Lancaster.

Needled Mom said...

That is a great idea and very useful too. Have a fun time.

Patty said...

I haven't made a quillol in years. What a great idea. Well done.

MooseStash Quilting said...

I do love quillows. What a great way to curl up and read!

vicki said...

Thanks for sharing your cool quillow! lol vickise at gmail dot com

Linda said...

THANKS FOR SHARING A NEAT QUILLOW!

msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

thepiececorps said...

Oh to be able to go to the AQS Quilt show in Lancaster, PA! Love your Quillow! Thanks for sharing, B-)

Julia said...

Great use of your fabrics. Love that quillow!

jan said...

Love your Quillow!! I have been wanting to try one of those! Sew cute! Have fun in Lancaster!

My Sister Made Me Do It.... said...

I adore making quillows! And yours is perfect for reading, watching TV or just about anything!

Pat V. said...

The fabrics really shine in this project. Great job!

BizyStitches said...

I made some quillows a few years ago and I liked how each one of them turned out. I like yours better however. Love the fabric.

Michelle said...

That looks great -- I love the way you placed the book cover on the pillow!

Britt-Inger said...

A quillow is an awesome thing and your is so lovely. Thanks for sharing

Scrapbook-ChickADoodle said...

Love it! (I used to make something called the same but made from fleece.) Really love the quilted version! Congrats on being one of the chosen!

madebymeinred said...

Great idea. Thanks for sharing.

Cindy said...

Yay, a quillow! I've always wanted to make one but still haven't. Thanks for putting it to the front of my brain again. :)

Beth Strand said...

Oh so clever and I haven't thought of Killows in ages! Thanks for being on the hop!

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Oh this is wonderful! I have heard of them but never made one. You will use this a lot!

sandra said...

As usual you had a wonderful idea and it makes a wonderful quillow, I have always wanted to try one. It is so bright and cheery.

Corrie said...

It's great! Looks very comfy. Hope you enjoyed your getaway.

LJ said...

Ohhhh, I love your quillow and something that would be much appreciated in my car. You did a super job of making the pillow part look just right.

OhioLori said...

Love your Quillow!!! Thanks for showing us how to make one too!! :)

Janarama said...

Love your quillow. I can remember when they were all the rage many, many years ago. Good to see people are still making them.

MoeWest said...

I love quillows but it's been a few years since I made one. I love the front of the pillow.

Karrie S said...

My Grandmother used to make those for us! I can't believe no one thought to call it a Quillow. We called it a Pillow Quilt. She made at least 100 of those things for friends and family. I still have mine. I LOVE your Nancy Drew one, and I know you will get as much use out of it, as I got out of mine!! The best part is when you get to roll it up!

-Karrie

Sharon Dawn said...

One of the best things about this hop (besides the fantastic fabric) is seeing non-traditional and fun pieces of work! This is a great idea! It will keep you smiling to use it!

Suze said...

Quillows are great projects. Your quillow is both functional and adorable. Thanks for the great idea. Hope you are having a wonderful vacation. I bet Lancaster and the quilt show are just the perfection of a vacation. Now I am more excited to see you in upcoming hops with new, wonderful, and creative ideas. Thanks for participating and sharing a great inspiration.

Cecilia said...

I love your quillow! I need to make one to keep in my car for my grandchildren. Thanks for sharing.

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

I just saw your quillow over at Mdm Samm's. Way cool! What a great job! Enjoy Lancaster!

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