Mittens and Main Pillow

Amy FriendBasicGrey, Christmas7 Comments

Mittens and Main by Amy Friend for BasicGrey

Do you remember the quilt I designed for BasicGrey called Mittens and Main? I shared it in this post here. Both the fabric and patterns are now available in your local quilt shop. I know it’s summer time but I always love working on at least one Christmas project over the summer. Go ahead, call me crazy. But I do! It’s my favorite holiday and it’s less stressful to make Christmas things in the summer when you aren’t also shopping and baking like a crazy person.

Anyway, if you make the lap sized quilt using a fat eighth bundle, you will notice that you have some leftover prints that don’t get used in the quilt top. Or, you might quite possibly get carried away like I did and make an extra block without realizing it.

Mittens and Main Pillow by Amy Friend

Extra blocks can be used to make cute mitten pillows like this one. Just make the mitten block in the same dimensions shown in the pattern. Then cut 4 setting triangles that are just a bit larger than called for, by about an inch. Then quilt your pillow top as desired and square it up.

Mittens and Main Pillow by Amy Friend

I quilted straight lines on the cuff to look like the ridges formed by rows of knitting. And then I quilted the background in loops reminiscent of falling snow.