Tuesday, February 22, 2011

... a pillow for the nursery

party napkin pillow

because my party napkins quilt isn't progressing fast enough, i decided to make a preview version in a little quilted pillow. and also because i cut a bunch of extra squares and wanted to put them to good use. and, hi! who doesn't love a good pillow?

Blogger's Pillow Party


and ok, how about another reason? the ever-amazing rachel, of stitched in color, is hosting a blogger's pillow party that i was dying to enter.

(*edited to add: just realized i can also enter this in the great sms pillow contest. that's killing two birds with one pillow!)

i made a quilted top with my spare half-square triangles and then followed alicia paulson's terrific pattern for her summerhouse pillows to add piping and make an envelope closure for the back.

party napkin pillow

i really would like to learn how to do an invisible zipper, but i have to admit, i just love the look of a simple envelope closure. also, i love how perfectly this bright pink piping goes so well with my pillow.

party napkin pillow

the pillow is intended for the nursery (along with its coordinating quilt, whenever i manage to finish that), and looks right at home on the rocker i am sure we will be using quite a bit.

party napkin pillow

15 comments:

  1. Oh, I love it! what a stunning pillow, and agree that the pink piping adds a perfect finishing touch... Now, if you were able to get the piping so neat, I am sure you can tackle an invisible zip! Good luck with your other projects, :)

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  2. Love the pink piping! Such a simple design, yet so striking with those bright pops of color :)

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  3. Hi,
    Your pillow is fabulous! I am coming to Seattle this weekend from Chicago..can you recommend the "hippest" fabric shops in Seattle? I would love to visit some and see what's out there...
    thanks
    Danielle

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  4. thanks, everyone!

    danielle: you should definitely check out fabric crush (in the wallingford neighborhood) and the quilting loft (in ballard). and if you happen to go to bainbridge island (my hometown, just a 35-minute ferry ride from seattle), you should check out esther's. there are lots of great fabric shops here, but these are absolutely my favorites and most frequented. have fun!

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  5. What a lovely cushion! The colours are really lovely.

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  6. This pillow is adorable! I love the bright solids!

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  7. I love that! And your quilt is gorgeous.

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  8. Your pillow is so beautiful! I love the colors, and the piping looks so nice! Thank you for sharing a link to Alicia's pattern. I have been in need of a good pillow pattern.

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  9. this is just beautiful! great job and the colors sing!

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  10. Going "home" to Seattle this week!! Can't wait to get out of the midwest for a bit!! Will definitely hit up fabric crush :)

    Congrats!!!!

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  11. Congatulations on this pillow winning the pillow challenge! You go girl - i can't wait to see the quilt.

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