Last week I went to my favorite fabric store, M & L Fabrics in Anaheim, CA. I was almost ready to leave when I ran into my pal Mary. Although we regularly email, I had not seen Mary for about a year. In fact, one of the last times I’d seen Mary was at M & L Fabrics, when I purchased this fabric to make her a quillow for her birthday … in 2008!
For one reason or another, I never made the quillow and always felt bad because I’d promised it to her. When I ran into her last week, I knew I had to make the quillow without further delay … and here it is!
Quillows were all the rage many years ago, and I remember everyone was making quillows. Quillows are actually fairly easy & fun to make and take only a few hours to complete. The one I made here is a basic design, but you can make a patchwork pillow sleeve with quilt blocks, or add a ruffle to the outside. Here are some links for instructions to make your own:
This is my pal Mary with the quilt I gave her for Christmas 2007. It’s called the “Texas Two-Step: Down the Line” and the pattern is from Simple Strategies for Scrap Quilts. Mary and I will be meeting up again in a couple of weeks so I can give her her quillow. Mary, I hope you like your quillow!