is it a …

by Nova on May 11, 2011

… tote bag?

nope, but you can carry it around.

… is it a pillow?

why yes it is! but wait…

…is it a quilt as well..?

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.

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!

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!

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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