A Little More Greekness

Greek Letters Quil Pattern | Whims And Fancies 

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Last week I mentioned making a couple of pillows out of these extra alpha and beta blocks, I got to work on them shortly thereafter.  I wanted to make 16″ pillows and my Greek letter blocks are 5″ x 10″.   I was looking for a very simple look for these pillows without any additional colour.  So I added more of the same background fabric and turned them into 17.5″ squares.



Greek Alphabet Quilt Pattern | Whims And Fancies



Then came the harder part, deciding how to quilt it.  Since the quilt itself has horizontal line quilting, I wanted to continue that theme of straight line quilting but with a little twist.  After a bit of playing around I settled on this L-shaped quilting.



Greek Letters Quilt Pattern Quilted Pillow | Whims And Fancies



I didn’t want to quilt the beta pillow exactly the same as the alpha pillow.  So I kept the L-shaped quilting from the alpha pillow and inverted the design.

After trimming the quilted pillow-tops to 17″ squares and sewing the backs, I had my pillow cases. That’s my April’s one monthly goal already finished. 

I will be linking up with One Monthly Goal at Elm Street Quilts at the end of the month.


Spring Time Fabric Stash | Whims And Fancies



I only had one 16″ pillow-form at home, so a run to the store was in order.  I have been sewing from my fabric stash lately.  Last time I purchased fabric was in July of last year.  I had fun choosing some new fabrics for paper piecing.



Tim Holz Fabric Stash | Whims And Fancies



I found these two novelty prints by Tim Holtz, I have special plans for them.  I also picked up zippers for bags and replenished my thread supply.  All in all, not a bad haul.  Oh yes, I picked up a 16″ pillow-form as well.



Greek Letters Quilt Pattern | Whims And Fancies


Purchase Greek Alphabet Pattern Set


Here it is!  My To Hellenikon or Greekness quilt and the two pillows.  After finishing the first two letters of the quilt, I changed the quilt layout which required me to order more fabric.  In the meantime however, the dye lot of the fabric had changed.  The khaki background fabric mismatch resulted in the extra alpha and beta blocks, but I am calling it serendipity.  I would not have the pillows otherwise.



I am also linking up on Through My Lens, Our World TuesdayWednesday Around The World, Seasons, and Friday Photo Journal along with other linky parties on my Events And Links page.



22 thoughts on “A Little More Greekness

  • Jen @ de Jong Dream House April 29, 2017 at 14:30

    That is SO awesome! Well done!

  • Melissa April 26, 2017 at 21:37

    Very cool!

  • Julie April 26, 2017 at 18:20

    Wow – those letters are amazing. May have to subtly interrogate my daughter as to her favourite Greek letters – I see a pillow cover or two in my future.
    Thanks for linking up to Sew, Stitch, Snap, Share.

  • Patty April 25, 2017 at 04:56

    Love these pillows and the quilt! Amazing. Thanks for linking up with Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal and congrats on your finish!

  • Susan April 19, 2017 at 08:55

    Soma – your pillows are fantastic, as is the quilt! Thank you for sharing a great project on Midweek Makers!

  • Sarah April 19, 2017 at 06:40

    Love both the pillows and the quilt!

  • Lady Fi April 19, 2017 at 03:12

    Oh, so nice!

  • Beth @ Cooking Up Quilts April 18, 2017 at 19:37

    I always say things happen for a reason, and now you have pillows. All because of a dye lot change! :) The quilting on the pillows is wonderful. I especially like that you didn’t quilt them the same. Thanks for linking to MCM!

  • Su-sieee! Mac April 17, 2017 at 11:42

    Gorgeous and brilliant! if you hadn’t mentioned the colors, I wouldn’t have noticed that the pillows were slightly different.

  • jesh StG April 17, 2017 at 11:41

    Oh my goodness, Soma – how cool! With these black and white renditions, quilting takes on a whole different style – modern and somewhat more masculine – I love it! Hope you had a great Easter, but for certain you worked hard lately!! Thank you much for sharing this “turn in style” with All Seasons – have a lovely week!

  • Janine @ Rainbow Hare April 16, 2017 at 13:16

    That all looks wonderful together. Certainly serendipity :)
    And a very interesting selection of new fabrics too. I very much like the Tim Holtz prints and I’m interested to see your paper piecing choices. They are not necessarily fabrics that would call to me but your blocks always have very good backgrounds whereas in my rare attempts a paper piecing I struggle to find prints that work well and end up having to go for solids. I can see how these will have seamless edges that don’t jump out, if that makes sense :)

  • kelleyn rothaermel April 16, 2017 at 05:37

    Love the set! Great job!

  • Kaja April 16, 2017 at 00:46

    You have such clever projects. I love how both the quilt and the pillows are so simple and elegant.

  • Vera April 15, 2017 at 12:50

    Pretty pillows and great combo! I like that texture you created. Well done!

  • Jo April 14, 2017 at 22:27

    That is an amazing quilt and the pillows are just great too. I love how you quilted the pillows, it works perfectly.

  • bettyl - NZ April 14, 2017 at 19:47

    I am hugely impressed with this quilt! It is so different and yet beautiful. You rock!!

  • Susan April 14, 2017 at 17:42

    The pillows really set the quilt off. Nice work.

  • Dixie April 14, 2017 at 16:49

    Wonderful pillows, Soma. I also love your new material by Tim Holtz. I have some of his beautiful paper designs that I’ve been meaning to use, except I don’t really want to cut the paper :)
    The combo of quilt and pillows … so very nice! Love the blue wall, too.

  • Lynette April 14, 2017 at 06:24

    What a neat combo! Yes, “Serendipity” :D You chose perfect quilting approaches on both the quilt and the pillows. Love the fabrics with the blue wall, too.

  • krislovesfabric April 13, 2017 at 11:45

    Your pillows are a perfect compliment to your quilt! Beautiful. Looks like you found some nice fabrics to play with too! That typewriter fabric looks fun!

  • Kathleen April 13, 2017 at 11:28

    The pillows look great with the quilt!

  • Jayne April 13, 2017 at 05:57

    Love these pillows. They are so clean and modern! You did the right quilting too! And if that’s not enough…they look amazing with your quilt, which I have always been in awe of!

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