is it a …

by Nova on May 11, 2011

… tote bag?

quillow handle is it a ...

nope, but you can carry it around.

… is it a pillow?

quillow is it a ...

why yes it is! but wait…

…is it a quilt as well..?

quillow opened up is it a ...

yep! that too!

“what?!”  i hear you say!  “who, what, how?!”

(: easy – it’s a Quillow! or a Planket if you prefer ;) –  a pillow that unfolds into a quilt or if you’d rather, a quilt that folds up into a pillow.

quillow in action is it a ...

I’ve been dying to figure out how to make one of these,  so when Laurie kindly sent me some of her new line  Pooches & Pickups to have a play with I just couldn’t resist & it all came together really easily without any unpicking or rethinking! Yay! I love it when a plan comes together ;) I took some process shots along the way so if you’re interested I can put together a tutorial of sorts, or the process at least?

I kept the blocks simple, in a fence rail pattern, letting Laurie’s fun designs speak for themselves. I raided the stash and added in some solids, checks, spots & stripes & backed it all with a super soft & snugly chocolate brown chenille. So cuddly!

quillow backing is it a ...

This little pillow, come play mat, come quilt with a built in foot warmer (!) & useful carry handle for sleepovers etc,  is for a  little chap whose daddy drives a truck ( or ‘ute’ in Aussie speak ;) ) and they have a big black dog. Pooches & Pickups couldn’t be more perfect for him!

Finished size of quilt is approx 48″ x 64″ & the  pillow folds up to approx 16″.

So……do you fancy having a play with some Pooches & Pickups too?  Laurie has a fat quarter bundle of the full range for one lucky reader. Yay! Thanks Laurie x  For a chance to win please leave one comment only on this post telling  us what you’d make with Pooches & Pickups, we’d love to hear! ( please make sure you fill in your email address  correctly for a valid entry) The giveaway is open to all  & a winner will be randomly drawn on Saturday 14th May  at midday Brissie time & announced here shortly after that, the winner will also be notified by email. Good luck!

pooches pickups is it a ...Check out the sidebar on Laurie’s Blog for stockists of her fun lines for Robert Kaufman :)


eta :: Tutorial now posted here :)

enjoy x

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