nursery briar rose pillows

So I had a few half square triangles left over from my Briar Rose quilt.  I knew right away they would be pillows.  At least it’s something that can be used now and later as my little niece grows.  
I tried a couple different quilting ideas using Vanessa’s Aurifil Simply Color thread collection.  It’s a 28 weight so the quilting lines stand out a bit more.  
I also knew I had to use piping, but I also had to use invisible zips.  I hadn’t ever made a piped pillow with an invisible zip too, but I’m happy to report that it’s quite painless!  
I seriously scratched my head over piped pillows with zips, but it’s really not as difficult as I dreamed it up to be. 
Once you baste down the piping it’s just like sewing with a zipper just like you normally would.  I kind of admit that I’m addicted to making my own piping, just too easy to make exactly what I want.  If you want to know my piping making method, check out my tutorial here.

Fabrics: Briar Rose by Heather Ross for Windham Fabrics, Backings are Briar Rose and Bella (Sunspray Mini Dot) by Lotta Jansdotter (that cute little citrus-y dot).  Essex Yarn Dyed in Flax, piping is made using Michael Miller Cotton Couture in Raspberry.  
Thread: Simply Color Aurifil, Fat Quarter Shop
Size: Made for use with 20″ pillow forms

ps, thanks for the Fabric Berry Basket tutorial comments.  ♥

23 thoughts on “nursery briar rose pillows

  1. These are really adorable 🙂

  2. Lynne Tilley says:

    Perfection! Love them; simple yet so much texture with the fabulous quilting.

  3. marysza says:

    I love these two pillows!! They look so delicate and everything is matched perfectly! Really great job! 🙂

  4. amy says:

    I LOVE these so much!!! You are a genius my friend!

  5. texheks says:

    Love the combination of fabric, the linen works very well with the bright colors!

  6. Elsa says:

    Sweet pillows!

  7. gail says:

    those are so bright and cheery and wonderful! and invisible zips, so pro!

  8. Pam says:

    i am still gathering ideas for my coveted briar rose and this looks so good…hmmm??

  9. Katy Cameron says:

    Very cute, and love the radiating quilting

  10. So simple and sweet — love the solids too!

  11. Jenny says:

    Those are ADORABLE.

  12. Those are just adorable! Do you have any hints for putting in invisible zippers? I don’t think I have ever done one.

  13. beeeaauuuutiful!!!! love the quilting on them!

  14. Eeekkk! insanely in love with these! Off to check out piping.

  15. Vicki says:

    LOVE!!! These are absolutely wonderful. The piping sets off the color choices perfectly.

  16. Jacqueline says:

    Gorgeous! Don’t you just love piping?! I swear it just makes everything look awesome!

  17. Joy says:

    Wow! So impressed. You have talent my friend. Where can I buy??

  18. Franziska says:

    I often thought about pillows with a piping AND with a zipper (invisible or not). I didn’t try it out by now. If you someday like to make a tutorial of what you did I would be a glad reader. I’m happy to read ‘though that it’s not as difficult or impossible as I thought it might be.

  19. Kay says:

    These are so lovely, thank you for sharing.

  20. Jess B. says:

    These are so sweet! The piping is a fabulous touch!

  21. Erin says:

    I really really love these, Anna!

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