My Finished Santa Fe Pillow

Two months ago, the Fat Quarter Shop posted a tutorial for the Santa Fe pillow. As someone who is completely changing up the design of my living room, this was a very timely tutorial!

Santa Fe pillow on a gray couch

My finished Santa Fe pillow.

Why I Love Mini Quilt Projects

One of the things I really like about creating mini quilts or pillows is that they can be done pretty quickly. All together, I was able to get this cut, pieced, basted, and quilted in less than a day.

I also really like how the smaller scale of a mini project slows you down. Well that’s weird to say right after I bragged about how fast I got it done, right?! Let me explain…

When you work on a mini, there’s only a little bit to worry about. Cutting and piecing for one block isn’t nearly as overwhelming as it is for a whole quilt top. Because of its size, I was able to take my time on the details – like trimming all my half-square triangles to size.

Just look at all the pretty points in this! I finished the day pretty impressed with myself.

basted Santa Fe pillow quilt top

Basted and ready for some quilting!

And of course I just love taking pictures of my fabric pulls when I start a new project.

gray, black, white, and red fabrics

I used Kona solids for my version of the Santa Fe pillow.

Are you making a Santa Fe pillow? Use hashtag #FQSSantaFePillow and tag me so I’m sure to see it. I’m @loveofthread on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.

You can see some of my other quilts here too.

One Response to My Finished Santa Fe Pillow
  1. Sandra Walker Reply

    Pillows are such fun ways to change the look of a room, right?! I chuckled when you said, quick makes and then they slow you down! So true. This one is sure to be a pop of happy in your new living room look!

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