Pieceful Garden Scrap Project: Part 2: My not so “scrappy” pillow

I underestimated the time I would need to complete my scrappy projects from the Pieceful Garden kit scraps. But I did get one of the scrap projects done last night. It turned to be a not-so-scrappy looking 24″ pillow:

The pride and joy of my pillow is the fabric yoyo! I have never made a yoyo before. But I was really inspired by what Arlette has done with her yoyo’s. So, I decided to give it a try. I thought it turned out pretty good and added a little something to the overall look:

Many of my whimsical friends wanted to get in the photo shoot for the pillow. They also wanted me to drag out some of the fineries in life as props. I think some of them just wanted to play with my breakables — you think French Loppie there got a bit carried away as he practically immersed himself in the teacup??!!!:

Click here for tutorial on how to make the center block with the Pieceful Garden kit scraps.


Thank you for coming to my show-and-tell today. I hope you all have a wonderful and blessed weekend. I will be back on Monday! See you then!!


Disclaimer – you will ONLY have the scraps left from Double-Nine-Patch blocks trimming the blocks for the scrap project. Anything extras you see in my scrap projects require extra fabric(s). You may choose to purchase more fabrics, or mix-and-match with other fabrics. The reason I used coordinating fabrics is because I had extra fabrics left from making the sample quilt for “The Quilter”.

21 thoughts on “Pieceful Garden Scrap Project: Part 2: My not so “scrappy” pillow

  1. The pillow is so lovely and look how nice it looks with your breakables and whimsicals. I like it. The yo-yo is a fun touch! Have a lovely evening..

  2. I love that pillow!! And the little bear and bunny are too cute! They look like they need a little tiny quilt to curl up with — all of their very own! Any scraps left over for that? :-)

  3. Beautifully made pillow. Love yo-yos! I have a yo-yo quilt made by my great grandmom from clothing, etc. from the 40s-50s. It’s falling apart, but still precious to me.

  4. Wendy, you are soooo cute! Finishing your beautiful pillow in one evening sounds like something I would do! It’s amazing! I love your layout with all of your friends, it makes me want to climb into bed and have tea with them LOL, but I really think we need to see the finished quilt and pillow together now, please :). Your yoyo adds the perfect touch Wendy!

    Have a Fantastic Friday!
    Kathi :)

  5. Hi Wendy,
    Oh! your pillow and yo yo turned out beautiful! You inspire me to get something creative done in one evening!
    I so enjoyed your tea party around your lovely pillow! I’ve yet to try making a yo yo–I sure want to, but already have too many irons in the fire. I have a vintage bed covering made entirely of vintage fabric yo yo’s. I’ll have to post it one of these days.
    Blessings to You!
    Claudia O.

  6. I really like the fabric yo-yo that you made!!! It’s really pretty and cute. And it definitely caught my attention when I first saw the pic.

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