I'm slowly trying to get caught up on my posts of some recent projects. Life keeps getting in the way! LOL But I finally have some photos to share and some time to post them!
Isn't this adorable? I found this pattern in the book Material Obsession 2 by Kathy Doughty and Sarah Fielke - love their designs! It is the center of a quilt called "Looking Back" and was a perfect 24" size to make into a pillow for our guest room bed. I wanted it to be fun and quick! This is how I did it...
The book features full sized pull out patterns, which is great when inspiration hits you and you want to start right away!
I made some bias fabric stems and glued them down with my fabric glue stick. I followed the pattern positioned under my fabric. These were then stitched down with a machine buttonhole stitch.
Before I knew it, I was adding the bird and all the colorful leaves - all raw edge and just stitched around the edge.
The larger pieces were put on with basting glue. Just a few dots around the edge will do. Love this basting glue from Roxanne.
Very quickly my design was done and ready to go to the sewing machine for some stitching! I used some decorative stitches around the bird, etc.
Finally the piece was finished and all that needed to be done was the machine quilting - free motion, of course! This was a lot of fun! I just love all the colors!
And it looks great on the guest room bed - and it was done just in time for our guests!
That is beautiful! Such happy fabricsReplyDelete
I like the design, but I love your fabric choices.So bright and cheery!ReplyDelete
Thanks for you wonderful comments and for stopping by. The pillow was a lot fun to make.Delete
Very pretty! I love the pattern.ReplyDelete
What a super pillow and the pattern is a delight. The book you mention is one I had on my bookshelf but I now can't seem to find it!ReplyDelete
I hope you find the book! - it's a really good one - Lots of inspiration. Please let me know if you also make this pattern.Delete
You make it look so easy. Love your choice of fabrics. Thanks for the simple tutorial.ReplyDelete
Hi Jill, thanks for stopping by. It really is fun and very easy! No seam allowances - raw edge is the way to go for something quick like this.Delete
Wow, Great pattern and love the fabrics!!!! Beautiful!ReplyDelete
Thanks, Helen! Thanks for your comments on the blog. The pattern is really nice and easy to do. Hope all is well - we were in WW this past weekend - summer is gearing up!Delete
Thanks, Carrie. Thanks for stopping by and commenting.ReplyDelete
Love the idea of doing this for a pillow. Wonderful work and beautiful fabrics!:)ReplyDelete
Audrey, thanks for stopping by and your comments. It was so much fun - I might just make another one!Delete
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Those colors are fantastic. I have the book but completely missed the pattern.ReplyDelete
Love your fabric choices- this is such a fun pillow!ReplyDelete