Haphazard Chevron Pillow from Quilting Happiness by Diane Gilleland and Christina Lane
When Christina Lane and Diane Gilleland set out to write Quilting Happiness, they sought to discover why, exactly, quilting makings quilters so happy.
They realized that when we make things, we’re generally happy because a creative state of mind is generally a positive state of mind. We get to delight in the colors and textures of our materials, and we get excited knowing our hands are creating something that didn’t exist before.
Quilting holds rich possibilities for exploring the joys of creativity. Whether you’re making a gift for a friend or for yourself, this book helps you explore what makes you happiest in your quilting.
But quilting extends far beyond making quilts themselves. Once you have the technique, you can create a countless number of projects. For example, if you don’t have the time or it doesn’t make sense to create a full-size quilt for someone, you can turn to a pillow!
Below are instructions for the Haphazard Chevron Pillow from Quilting Happiness. You can change its look by changing the fabrics; subtle prints create a whole other effect than the solids used here. Try out some different colors and patterns. And MAKE yourself happy!
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Projects, Inspiration, and Ideas to Make Quilting More Joyful
Written by Diane Gilleland and Christina Lane
Category: Crafts & Hobbies – Quilting
Format: Paperback, 176 pages
On Sale: August 27, 2013