Saturday, January 15, 2011

Bloggers Pillow Party - My January Entry

So I ran across this awesome bit of fun that they are doing over at Stitched in Color called Bloggers Pillow Party.  Every month you can enter a pillow that you have made for a chance to win some awesome fabric.  And you know I love me some new fabric! :)

Plus, I had just been thinking that I need to make some new pillow covers for my living room anyway... so this is perfect!  I hope to participate each month... so here is my January entry...

I have seen lots of fun applique pillow designs lately, and originally started off wanting to make something like this fabulous tree pillow at Cluck Cluck Sew.  I still fully intend on making one like this too... but as I was going through my scrap bag I kept gravitating towards my scraps of Amy Butler Pressed Flowers in turquoise that I had.  I love this stuff, but never had much of it in the first place... guess I need to get some more :)

Anyway, I kept trying to figure out what I could to with the scraps I had left and got started just cutting out various circles.  I did roughly 2 different sizes and figured I could lay them out in a cool pattern.

This is how it came out... what do you think?

January's Pillow

I made an envelope closure cover and before sewing the entire cover together, I stitched on the circles.  At first, I was just going to machine stitch them on... but once I got started I realized how difficult it is to make a good looking circle using my sewing machine, so I grabbed some dark blue DMC floss and did a blanket stitch by hand around all of the little circles.  There is no way I could have machine stitched those little circles and had them turn out right... so glad that I went this route.

I like how it's a little different on the big vs. small circles.  The pattern is fairly predictable, but I like it just the same... just a simple grid.  :)

Blogger's Pillow Party


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