Quilt Market - Home Decor Projects

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Nordika Quilted Pillows by Jeni Baker
Nordika Quilted Pillows, a photo by Jeni Baker on Flickr.
Happy Thursday! Another day of projects! But not quite as wordy as yesterday, I promise!  By the way, I keep forgetting to say, Nordika will ship in July! AND! It's up on the Art Gallery Fabrics site now, so you can see all the prints! Woohoo!! Next week I'll finally share my inspiration, all the prints, and more about the name!  But for now, onto those home decor projects!

Nordika Garland by Jeni Baker
Nordika Garland, a photo by Jeni Baker on Flickr.
I knew I needed a really fun way to share the name of the collection, and graphic garland seemed like the best option.  I used Pure Elements and doubled the size of the letters from my Fun Fun Bunting pattern from Pretty in Patchwork Holidays. I like that it made a statement but still had plenty of whimsy!

I made this runner to go on top of the Expedit unit I knew I'd be using in my booth.  It's a runner version of the free quilt pattern that will be available for this line called Fly Home. Also, your eyes are not deceiving you, I did straight-line quilting on this! And the lines are actually sorta straight, woot!

I love the way these next two pillows turned out, they're easily two of my favorite projects for the booth.  First up, this triangular log cabin pillow.  I've already talked a bit about it, but basically I built log cabins around an equilateral triangle and put them all together on the fly.  This all did happen late at night, so I'm going to tackle this again, more intelligently during the daytime at some point!

This pillow was another late late night project using scraps from making the flying geese for the table runner! Who doesn't love tiny half-square triangles? Okay, I definitely don't love them when I'm trimming, but otherwise they are pretty cute!

Nordika Patchwork Pillow by Jeni Baker
Nordika Patchwork Pillow, a photo by Jeni Baker on Flickr.
Please ignore the fact that the form in this pillow is a good 2-4 inches too small for it! This is just a simple patchwork pillow mixing the line with some of the Art Gallery Blenders that coordinate.  I love patchwork, so it was bound to come up at least once in the booth! I quilted it with a heart in each square using Aurifil 50wt thread in #2220.

Nordika Storage Buckets by Jeni Baker
Nordika Storage Buckets, a photo by Jeni Baker on Flickr.
Knowing I'd have plenty of Expedit cubes to fill up, I wanted to make some storage buckets! This also gave me a place to hide a few things during the show! I used Ashley's awesome Fabric Storage Bucket Tutorial! I can't believe I waited this long to make any! I made the large size, and I'll definitely be making some more soon!

Nordika Fabric Tray by Jeni Baker
Nordika Fabric Tray, a photo by Jeni Baker on Flickr.
Last but certainly not least, I made a tiny tray by altering the measurements of Anna's Fabric Tray Tutorial! It turned out so cute, and was the perfect size to hold my business cards during the show! I can see myself making more of these too.  And I even used the Peltex, and it was okay!  (Peltex and I don't have a great record, haha!)

Alright, that's quite enough for this week I think! Next week we'll see the bags and garments and then we're done with the projects! Thanks for sticking with me and for your excitement about Nordika!


  1. Gorgeous! I can't wait to get my hands on this fabric line!!

  2. Everything looks wonderful. I'm in love with Nordika! The colors are so scrumptious! And those pillows are absolutely fabulous. Thank you for sharing!

  3. Great home dec projects Jeni, I just love the design for the hst pillow, I will definitely have to give that pattern a go :) xo

  4. LOVE this new collection, too! LOVE "Fly Home"...can't wait to make this...*to the top of the list* :)

  5. Beautiful collection.Anyone looks fabulous!

  6. Beautiful fabric, and beautiful things that you've made. I especially love the fabric containers.

  7. I definitely liked your first fabric line but this one is even better...still cute and quirky, but with more depth of color and diversity of patterns. Can't wait to make some of these projects. In fact, I think I'll make a small summer table runner with Color Me Retro and some solids, replicating your 'Fly Home' pattern. Congrats!

  8. Really looking forward to this new line! All your projects look fantastic.

  9. Jeni, so great! Can't wait to dive into some of these fabrics/projects!

  10. meant to comment on your last post and this post sooner. Jeni! these are amazing. Seriously amazing things. You are so talented. :)

  11. I like a lot of the Nordika prints and am thinking about buying some for me. I also like the table runner and am excited that there will be a free pattern for this. I also like the triangles and geese pillow. So much fun.

  12. So, that table runner is AWESOME. And go you, with your straight-line quilting!

    I also love the HST pillow.

  13. I am fascinated with the pillow with a triangle design. It is really cool. I love it. Oh! How I wish I could have it.


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