Monday, January 24, 2011

A Valentine's Day Pillow

I finally put my Christmas pillows away.  I didn't have any other covers that fit these pillow forms so the Christmas ones stayed on longer than they should have.  I decided to pull a little fabric from my L'Amour stack and make a Valentine's pillow cover since I don't have any other Valentine's Day decorations.

I'm becoming a bit obsessed with diamonds.  I completely blame Rachel.  You definitely need to check out her fabulous Nook cover.  I'm also slowly getting better at them.  They are a little tricky.  I unpicked several rows trying to get all those crazy points to line up.  I did these the cheater way and saved myself lots of time.  I put this guy together in two nap times.

It's always fun to make something completely from your stash, although I didn't even make a dent in my massive L'Amour stash.  At least I used some of it.




 
I'm entering this pillow in the Blogger's Pillow Party over at Stitched in Color.  Head over and check out all the other cute pillows list this month.

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25 comments:

  1. Beautiful pillow! I love the fabric selection. Your diamonds look perfect to me.

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  2. Its a beautiful pillow...I also love the look of the diamonds but haven't tried them yet.

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  3. Gorgeous. I must say, diamonds intimidate the heck out of me - but yours look fantastic! I love this pillow, it's so darn cute!

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  4. After my one diamond pillow attempt I have sworn off them. It is TOUGH to get the points to line up, but you did a FABULOUS job. Gorgeous pillow.

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  5. This is gorgeous, and your points look perfect! I love those diamonds, it definitly needs to go on my "things I want to try" list

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  6. Sweet pillow! Love the diamonds!

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  7. I used L'Amour in my Valentine's pillow, too! I used a much simpler design than diamonds, though. Those look impressive.

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  8. Oooh, love it. The points look great.

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  9. This looks amazing....but all those points scare me! I think I will look in awe and wait for a while before I try anything like this.

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  10. Too cute. I think that fabric worked great for a Valentine's pillow.

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  11. this is so gorgeous! It would match my living room to a T! Love this!!

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  12. This is so beautiful! I definitely want to try diamonds someday, and your pillow is very inspiring. Thanks for sharing!

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  13. So pretty! I like how you measured the finish time in # of naps... haha! Do you have pillow covers for other seasons?

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  14. Wow, that is amazing. Lovely workmanship!

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  15. I love how you just knock these pillows out so fast. Seriously...I need to take some lessons from you on SPEED.

    I love the diamonds in this fabric. Adorable!

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  16. GORGEOUS as usual, Kati! What's the "cheater way" of doing diamonds - piecing strips then cutting at an angle? I may need to try that...

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  17. Awesome! I Think 2011 is going to be the year of the diamond. I have a million ideas on different layouts running through my head. How wide did you cut your strips?

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  18. Love this pillow and great tutorial too!

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  19. this is how I do diamonds... it's really not too hard that way at all!

    gorgeous pillow! :)

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