Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Log Cabin pillows


Strolling along the aisles of vendors I spotted these pillows. They were from an estate sale. I liked them for the simple fact that I have not yet made this block and I knew that it was quite old from the looks of the fabrics.
I want to take the pillows apart and hand wash the blocks because they are a bit dirty and musty.
Looking for a place to take them apart and not a seam to be seen. So they were closed quite tightly. I want to make the pillows fluffier so I may make a new backing and buy some bigger pillow forms.
Will post updated look when completed.

6 comments:

Stephanie said...

I admire those who take things apart and remake them. I try to use my seam ripper as little as possible! Pretty pillows.

Eileen said...

Love log cabins with a red center. that is the "fire on the hearth". I'd be kind of careful laundering that. Those fabrics look 1970's, and they may not be colorfast. The red may bleed. I would probably try handwashing in cold water and Woolite. But it may wash up just fine. ;-)

Quilting Cindy said...

The log cabin pillow tops are very pretty. You might try using some of the color catchers to avoid running. Keep us posted.

Karen said...

Yes, be careful. When I hand washed some vintage 1930's fabric, a couple of pieces bled. Very sad.

Jean said...

Very pretty find!!! Those logs look very narrow, what is the size of the pillow?

The Quilting Pirate said...

I haven't done a log cabin either, yet. It's never interest me as much as more challenge blocks have. But I do have a kit I hope to work on this weekend, so I can conquer that. I think you are doing well at your estate sales! I need to find some around here. I agree with Cindy's recommendation about using color catchers or even washing it by hand.