Friday, February 5, 2010

Sew and Tell Friday

Seems like everywhere i turn in blogland lately there are pretty pillows , pretty pillows and more pretty pillows!!!

I had been thinking about making a few of my own for a while now...but seeing all the others out there i got inspired this week to start making and stop reading.
Like all great projects this one took on a life of its own. i started it not really knowing what i wanted to do, but as i went through my stash i found some Recess charm squares left over from a old quilt project, and i got to thinking. Then it struck me...i had a pile of other mixed amounts of American Jane fabrics...why not mix them all together and see what happens.
As it stands the inner blocks of the pillows are sized the same but done each in a different design. The first two of the planned four are just a simple 9 patch...and a wonky star. I used the tutorial at sillboodilly for the star. I have the other two still in the planning phase...i intend for those to be a disappearing 9 patch and some kind of improv block. I am also quilting them all differently.
I was able to speed up the finish by making a envelope back out of an old curtain. It already had finished edges so i saved myself a step. Go on over to Amylouwho's and see all the other amazing finishes from this week.
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30 comments:

nima said...

what a gorgeous pillow...

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Lara said...

Cute pillows Leslie!! I must give them a go!!!

Vicki said...

They look great!

Dotty Jane said...

Very colorful! I think I see a wonky star:)

Mountain Home Quilts said...

not only do i LOVE american jane but i LOVE these pillows!! great job!

Anne at Film and Thread said...

These are SO pretty. I love, love, love your fabric!

Colleen said...

What curtain? What does the back look like? I mean the fronts are very pretty and they are the most important part, but you kind of left me hanging.
Anyhow... the pillows are great and they go perfectly in your house. they just scream, "Leslie."

Dee said...

Ohhh....can they come out and play at my house? I love pillows and yours are so fresh and pretty!

Great Friday Finish!

ktquilts said...

Love you pillows! Great job!

Blessings,
KT

Kristen said...

Pretty pillows! I love the vintage flair of the American Jane line.

Emily said...

very cute!! i love the mixture of the two lines!

Kelli said...

Bright and cheery! I love them.

KQuiltyBee said...

Love these--especially the quilting. Feels good to get in there and do it. . .and good idea to use the curtain.

MaryMary said...

so pretty leslie darling!

Anna said...

i love them! when i first started the whole fabric loving frenzy I fell in love with reproduction fabrics like those - soo cute! I promised I'd make my husband pillows a loooong time ago - maybe this will give the push to actually start!

ParisMaddy said...

Great vintage look fabrics. You made such pretty pillows.

MandMStudio said...

I so need new pillows. I really love the fabric that you used

Nina... said...

Very cute and cozy!!

Dolly said...

Nice job, Leslie !

Pillows are so much fun......they're a quick, satisfying project, and they're around where you can see them, which makes you smile !

Have fun with the other two.

Catherine said...

Gorgeous pretty pretty pillows. Love the fresh and cheery fabrics! I need to make some for my daughters room.

Karen said...

Great finishes! I love the wonky star.

The Tripp Family said...

maaaaan, I totally forgot about S&T Friday :( Just means I have to make more stuff for next week. Anyway, enough about me ;) I love your pillows! Can't wait to see the others. I love the wonky star, I need to try one of those sometime. What color thread did you quilt with? I don't know how to pick a color for that. I used that cream color on my pillow and don't like how it stands out. Oh, & I went to Hobby Lobby today & found some good fab (my hubby was there, so I restrained myself), but nothing fancy like your finds :( LOVE your Christmas picture :) Thanks! I still OU ours

ivoryspring said...

These pillows are darling - they are so cheerful looking! You did a splendid job.

angela said...

Very cute pillows! They are so spring-like. Perfect for the next few months of snow and slush.

Evelyn said...

Nice pillows! I'm looking forward to seeing the other two. I need to make some pillow covers myself. The ones we have are so old and boring! One of these days...

Diane said...

Love those pillows! They are great. Love the fabric combos and you did a great job with construction!

pinksuedeshoe said...

I love pillows! You pretty much can't ever go wrong with them. And I love American Jane fabrics. Always so pretty!

Aunt Spicy said...

Love, love the pillows! American Jane fabric is always so bright and cheery!

Rene' said...

Those are some great pillows. Love them. Thanks for sharing.

MaryMary said...

Love them!!

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