Friday, January 7, 2011

Bloggers Pillow Party: January

Since I've been making all these pillows the last two weeks, when Anna at Noodlehead posted about the Blogger's Pillow Party that Stitched in Color is having each month, I figured I needed to enter!  My favorite pillow so far?  This one!


I posted about it last week when I was finishing up my sister's pillows.  I'd been sitting at my computer in the kitchen that morning, thinking about different ideas for other pillows, when I refocused my eyes and saw what I wanted to make.  I'd been half staring out the window and my brain tuned in to the trellis on the fence.


That was it!  I pretty much jumped up and ran to the sewing room to sketch out the pillow and get measurements.  I went with a 3" finished square and 1.5" finished sashing.  I picked out twelve fabrics from Kate Spain's Central Park layer cake for this pillow, cutting 2 squares of each - one for the center, then one cut in half diagonally for around the edges.  I'm keeping the other half square triangles for a future, yet-undetermined, project.  The top came together easily and I ended up loving this pillow more than I thought I would! 

It's living on my couch at the moment, since that's where I will see it most often, but it also goes with my bedroom, too, so it'll probably move between the two spots depending on how many more pillows I make!

If you've made a pillow recently, link up with the Blogger's Pillow Party!

17 comments:

  1. Ooh, this is definitely one of my favorites so far! I like your blog's name and subtitle too. If you haven't already, you may like to read Radical Homemakers!

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  2. Hello! I love your pillow! You had wonderful idea from your window and used so beautiful colours! I like always a little bit white with other colours!
    I just finished one pillow so thank you for a tip! Wishes from Teje

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  3. Beau-ti-full! I love it! And that moment, when the click happens... perfect :)

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  4. how beautiful! Gorgeous fabrics and the white really sets it off.

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  5. Beautiful! Thanks for sharing... I love Central Park, may have to get some soon :)

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  6. Gorgeous pillow! I love the story of your inspiration too.

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  7. fun! glad to hear you're entering these in the blogger's pillow party. :)

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  8. I'm absolutely in love with this pillow. It's my favorite from the Pillow Party so far! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  9. I love your pillow! I joined in the blogger's pillow party and am following the links to everyone's blogs -- now I am your newest follower! Can't wait to see what you make next!

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  10. Oh, that's gorgeous. I love the colors! I may have to try that...

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  11. I linked over from Noodleheads where she was choosing the winner from 9 pillows. I have to say, I looked at the selection and yours is the one that jumped out at me as the one I would choose. Love it! Nicely done!!!

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  12. What a cute pillow! I love it!

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  13. what fabric did you use for the white?? i am new to ANYTHING sewing, but am attempting to make a quilt out of her baby clothes for my daughter's second birthday. your pillow is my inspiration for the quilt and i LOVE the soft white you used!

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  14. Love this pillow... have had something similar kicking around in my head for a while. What is your finished pillow's size?

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  15. Thanks Heather! The finished pillow size is 18".

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  16. I love your pillow! You had wonderful idea from your window and used so beautiful colors! I like always a little bit white with other colors!
    Thanks for sharing with us..
    Men's Loungewear

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