Vintage Sheet Dresden Pillow

Tuesday, March 8, 2011


Vintage Sheet Dresdens, originally uploaded by jenib320.
Finished up my vintage sheet dresden pillow today! I am so pleased with how it turned out! It ended up slightly smaller than I wanted but oh well! The pillow form still fit, so I can't complain too much!


Cheery Pillows!, originally uploaded by jenib320.
I first got the idea of vintage sheet dresdens in my head from Holly's beautiful quilt. I designed this pillow to fit right in with my lovely pillows from Angela (single girl pillow!) and Kerri (dream on pillow!). Kerri's has a radial design and Angela's is more circular. I wanted to consider both elements in the design which led me to the classic dresden plate. I made one and then decided it needed a little more to fill the pillow up (it's a 24" form!) so added a second. I used vintage sheet scraps from my stash. To incorporate the dream on (other than just using vintage sheets!) and the tan solid from Angela's pillow, I choose to use the tan/brown dream on inspiration sheet I found a few weeks back! It happens to be a really close match to Angela's solid which worked out perfectly!


Vintage Sheet Dresdens, originally uploaded by jenib320.
I quilted it pretty doodle-y. Which is partially a result of quilting at midnight, haha. I just kind of went with it. I quilted just in the background and then did a swirl in the center of each dresden.


Vintage Sheet Dresdens, originally uploaded by jenib320.
I contemplated adding trim but would have needed to order it and then wait for it to arrive, so I just left it be. I think it looks fine since Angela's has trim and Kerri's has binding, so they are all different! :)

Excited to finally be joining in on Rachel's Blogger's Pillow Party!!

Blogger's Pillow Party

27 comments :

  1. Cute pillow! And great job on the quilting!

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  2. It's wonderful! Definitely one of the best dresden projects I have seen!

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  3. It's just beautiful!
    Jacque in SC

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  4. seriously, you pillow is just gorgeous. love it as is! :)

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  5. Wow, so beautiful! The trio looks really nice together! I am just getting into shopping for vintage sheets and pillowcases, and you've inspired me to keep at it!!

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  6. I love the background fabric you chose. Those three pillows make the perfect grouping - simply lovely :)

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  7. oh my gosh. I absolutely adore the way you put it together. Yes, the background fabric really adds so much, as does your quilting. Definitely a favorite!!!

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  8. WOW- i just love how these three tie in together! they are amazing! and i am so loving dresdens- gotta get brave enough to try one :) i would so love looking at these every day! enjoy them :)

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  9. beautiful and they all look really awesome together. :)

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  10. Jeni it's a gorgeous pillow!

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  11. I found your site a couple days ago and I must say you do some fabulous quilting projects! I think I see one of my grandmother's aqua sheets in one of the vintage prints on your pillow!

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  12. Your dresden pillow came out awesome!! And the 3 of them together look so pretty!

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  13. Wow, these are pretty awesome! I like the smaller pillow in the middle the most, but they're all stunningly beautiful. You should be very proud of your work!

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  14. This pillow is SUPERB Jeni!!! I love it to bits, its romantic look is gorgeous! xoxo

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  15. This looks wonderful Jeni! Love the background you chose, it would never have occurred to me to use a tan and it looks so lovely with your collection!

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  16. This looks wonderful Jeni! Love the background you chose, it would never have occurred to me to use a tan and it looks so lovely with your collection!

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  17. So amazing and gorgeous!!!

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  18. A great grouping! So fancy!!!!

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  19. your pillow is so beautiful!!

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  20. i love it! and the "doodley" quilting is really great. :)

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  21. okay, now that is just the prettiest set of pillows! nice job, love that dresden. :)

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  22. Hi there! New follower here and I have fallen in LOVE with your mega gorgeous cushion! LOVE the colours and love the set!

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  23. Too cute! I found you through the Blogger's Pillow Party.

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  24. Your pillow is stunning. I love how you put so many fabrics and colors together. It all goes so well together. Looks like I need to start building a vintage fabric stash.

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  25. I love your pillow! Love vintage sheets!

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  26. Stunning! I think I have to have one of my own!

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  27. This is a beautiful pillow. I love your choice of a printed background and using two sizes of Dresden plates! Your work is inspiring! Thank you!

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