Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Bloomin' Pillow Finish - Quilt As You Go

There's nothing I love more than to make quilty/sewy things for my family and friends. So when we stayed in Maine a couple of weeks ago, and my sister-in-law was in the process of redesigning her family room,  I volunteered to make her a quilted pillow and teach her how in the process (I assured her it was super easy) (because it totally is!).


We all decided on a color scheme (green for their new carpet, brown for their couches, and yellow for the pop) and a design (Let's Eat Grandpa's Bloomin' Quilt-As-You-Go tutorial) and I was itching to get to work as we drove 11 hours back home.


The very next day I gleefully assembled an assortment of fabrics (even though, of course, I had a billion other things to do):



This pillow went together pretty quickly, but looks can be deceiving! I learned the hard way that each piece of fabric would quickly be covered up, and that I would go through about 2 bobbins. But the tutorial was very well done and I am dying to try it again soon, to compliment my own family room.

 THE BACK - ah!

This pillow cover is being packed up and shipped up to Maine! I'll post a couple of pictures when it's oriented in the room :)

 Cheryl said she liked this fabric when we went shopping together, and I was lucky that it fit the color scheme just perfectly!

I hope everyone is having a wonderful week! Mine is stressful but enjoyable because I'm teaching :D



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20 comments:

  1. Sooo lovely! I need to make one :)

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  2. Looks fantastic! I am glad the tutorial worked for you -- yes it's a highly fabric and thread-intensive project! But the results are SO worth it! :)

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  3. Pretty! The yellow certain adds "pop"

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  4. I am still itchin' to use this tutorial! This looks fabulous - I love it!

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  5. Love how this turned out. Can't wait to try one myself.

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  6. So cool and the colors are very nice!

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  7. That's so nice of you to make a pillow for them. :D It looks like a lot of fun. Love the rose effect! Very nice share at TGIFF~!

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  8. Love love love!!!!!! I've never seen that method used before!

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  9. Stunning! Love everything from the colour choices to fabric placement, absolutely gorgeous.

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  10. What a neat construction idea - I will try this one out! I'm visiting through TGIFF this week (for the first time in fact visiting your blog). I love your color choices and your aesthetic. I would totally put that pillow in my house! I will also be following from now on!

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  11. This is so fabulous, I love it! I must try this method!

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  12. That's a great pillow! I can see why it took you two bobbins of thread. Yikes!

    Thanks for linking up to finish it up Friday!

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  13. sooo clever and totally cool! this is a definite msut try!

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  14. I love your pillow, both the design and the colours!!!

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