Turkey Tracks: February 4, 2019
Anna Graham’s Noodlehead Pillows
Mt. Battie Modern Quilt Guild has two new ongoing projects: “Bee Inspired” and “Noodlehead,” inspired by Anna Graham’s projects, some of which can be seen in her book HANDMADE STYLE. More on “Bee Inspired” in future posts. At our January meeting, some of us shared our Noodlehead projects. We don’t demand that projects by totally Anna Graham’s, but, rather, be handmade. In February, we will bring our first “Bee Inspired” blocks for the quilter chosen for this first month. She will walk away with the block makings for a quilt. You can see info on that project on our Mt. Battie Modern Quilt Guild Facebook page, which is now public.
I really needed some low-back pillows in my two deep living room chairs, so I used Graham’s book measurements and invisible zipper closure to make long, narrow pillows. I didn’t quilt the fronts as the fabric didn’t really want to be quilted. I made my own strip of flying geese. Graham’s instructions included muslin linings for both front and back of the pillows—and the zipper means the casings can be taken off and washed easily if need be.
It is a lovely pattern, and I have ordered a set of 4 square pillow forms to replace tired pillows on the downstairs couch.
I put the geese trips on opposite sides of the pillows.
And here is Graham’s book, which is full of “handmade style.”