Monday, December 6, 2010

More Christmas Pillows and another good mail day

I was able to finish up two final throw pillows over the weekend.  I made a new tree pillow because my other one is on its way to a new home.  I also make a strings pillow to match the group.  I tend to go through pillow phases, making several at once.  I think I'm about done with this phase.  It's time to move onto a new project.

 

I also did piping on this pillow using a tutorial from Edeenut, an old college roommate. I've done piping once before, but I cut my fabric on the bias this time, and it worked much better.  I found this tutorial Stop Staring and Start Sewing about making bias tape, and it worked out pretty well.  It was a bit tricky the first time, and I had to unpick, but I think I'd be much quicker at it the second time around.  I also quilted this guy with metallic thread.  I bought it for a previous project, but never used it.  I think it adds a nice touch, but it was a beast to use.  It broke multiple times.  I don't know that I'll be using it again any time soon.

The back is a simple envelope back from linen and a strip of Nicey Jane.

 My Christmas tree pillow is almost the same as the last one.  I added a thin inside border in red.  I also did piping on this pillow rather than binding like I did on my last tree pillow.



Saturday was definitely a good mail day.  This arrived.  I won a giveaway from Adrianne over at Little Bluebell, and she sent a full fat quarter pack of Bliss my way.  I'm not really sure what to do with it yet.  This is a lot of fabric!


And finally, my current WIP.  

15 comments:

  1. Your pillows look wonderful!! Have fun with that Bliss!!

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  2. I love all the pillows! So cute!

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  3. yep! Definitely love those pillows! I'm in a new pillow phase now too!

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  4. AWESOME pillows! Really great work. I look forward to seeing more of your projects.

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  6. Those pillows are so neat! I love them! And what an AWESOME giveaway to win! That is a ton of fabric and in such a beautiful line! you are very lucky!

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  7. BEAUTIFUL KATI!!! Way to go!!! That is a LOT of fabric!!!

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  8. I love those pillows, they are so gorgeous. And that Bliss FQ bundle is an awesome win, congrats :) I'm in a pillow phase at the moment too, they're a nice way to make the house feel more festive.

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  9. Those are some amazing pillows!! I love them! :)

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  10. I love these pillows, they're absolutely beautiful! Thanks for sharing and have fun with the Bliss bundle...hope you share that one, too!

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  11. Awesome pillows! I will have to check out those tutorials on piping. Piping an I don't always get along. :)

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  12. The pillows are awesome! I love the star :)

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  13. Those pillows are great! Love the tree and your piping looks fantastic!

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  14. Love love love those pillows! That is a great stack of fabric, can't wait to see what you do!

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  15. Lovely pillows. I would love to invite you to join christmas pillow linky party in my blog. Please do come and join with your pretty pillows

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