Friday, February 27, 2015

Pillow Collective - Think Big Edition

I was so excited when I was asked by Amy Ellis of Amy's Creative Side to participate in her Pillow Collective Blog hop!!  I haven't made a pillow in quite some time and I forgot just how rewarding it is to be able to make a project, start to finish in 1 day!!!!   And here's my pillow ;)

Amy has just finished writting her 4th book and the pillows for this blog hop have all been inspired by patterns from her book, Think Big!!!  This book is filled with awesome designs all starting with 18" blocks and then giving you the tools to make those blocks into any size project you want to make!

My pillow is from the Amy's Moving Mosaic pattern :)  I have been wanting a new pillow for this chair in my living room for some time and this pattern was the perfect fit for it ;)

I used some of the prints sent to me by Little Miss Shabby in this wonderful bundle she curated ;)  I have been waiting for just the right project to use these, and this was perfect as the purples, golds, and olives match the pillows on my couch ;) 

 This pillow was a lot of piecing, and oh so much fun!!!  Amy has such wonderful directions in her book that makes something as intricate as this seem like a piece of cake ;)

When it came time to quilt, I knew right away that I wanted to use some "special" thread.  I am almost using neutrals to quilt, but I knew I could pull off a little fun with this one.  So I used this beautiful variegated Golden Glory Rainbows thread by Superior Threads ;)

And I opted for a little straight-ish line quilting.  I was using my walking foot on my home machine, but I didn't worry to much about if I was quilting in a totally straight line.  I love the overall effect it gives, And I love the multi-color shine of the thread!!

And for the back, I did a simple envelope enclosure with a binding on the raw edges.  I just love this beautiful floral on the back.  And the polka dot binding!!!!  I can never get enough polka-dots ;)

And just like that, I had a brand new pillow!!!  So fun!!!    I just love the way it came out ;)  It adds such a happy pop to this chair ;)

Seriously, if you haven't made a pillow lately, maybe it's time to give one a go.  They are so fun to make and give you a finished project that adds so much to a room in a small amount of time ;)  Pillows are an all around Win-Win!!!

And to get you thinking in the Pillow Making Mood . . . Amy has some amazing Pillow Collective Prizes and all you have to do to win them is Pin.  Pin.  Pin. ;)   To win some of this yummy fabric goodness or even the quilt in the background made by Amy . . . Simply Pin Pillows to Pinterest and add #ThinkBigBook and #PillowCollective in your description ;)  Before you know it, you will have tons of Pillow Making Inspiration ;)

Thanks for stopping by :)  I have loved being a part of Amy's awesome Pillow Collective - Think Big Edition hop ;)  It was so fun!!!

And for more Pillow Collecting, Think Big Inspiration, (and lots more places to pin :)  be sure to stop by all of the Pillow Collective Stops and see what everyone made up ;)  Loving all of this Pillow Goodness!!

Have a Happy Quilting Weekend!!

Linking up this Pillow finish to Sarah's :) 

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  1. Love your pillow. Hope I have enough scraps from the Irish Chain Twist QAL to make one to match my quilt

  2. love the pillow pinned it

  3. Gotta love when everything lines up the right way lol! Pinned this beauty. :)

  4. Yours is one of my favorites on the whole tour.

  5. A very striking pillow Melissa - it has kind of an art deco vibe to it. I had to come right over and see it. Love the binding and backing too!

  6. I Love love love this pillow! The colors and the design are super attractive! I hoard pillows!


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