Friday, June 13, 2014

Quick, Fun, and Fabulous Pillow

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!
 
Happy Stitching!
 
Deb


17 comments:

  1. That is beautiful! Such happy fabrics

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  2. I like the design, but I love your fabric choices.So bright and cheery!

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    1. Thanks for you wonderful comments and for stopping by. The pillow was a lot fun to make.

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  3. Very pretty! I love the pattern.

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  4. 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!

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    1. 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.

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  5. You make it look so easy. Love your choice of fabrics. Thanks for the simple tutorial.

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    1. 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.

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    1. Thanks, Carrie. Thanks for stopping by and commenting.

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  7. Wow, Great pattern and love the fabrics!!!! Beautiful!

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    1. 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!

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  8. Love the idea of doing this for a pillow. Wonderful work and beautiful fabrics!:)

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    1. Audrey, thanks for stopping by and your comments. It was so much fun - I might just make another one!

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  10. Those colors are fantastic. I have the book but completely missed the pattern.

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  11. Love your fabric choices- this is such a fun pillow!

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