Friday, January 21, 2011

Scrappy Patchwork Love Machine Pillow : :

Inspired by some mini quilts I have recently seen in flickr land, I began work on my own "scrappy project" earlier this week. I love the look of the raw edge patchwork applique and was thrilled to be working on something that was only going to require that I use some of my tiny fabric scraps from the growing basket I have on my studio room floor...perfect!
Scrappy Patchwork  Love Machine Pillow
Once I had my fabric scraps pieced together large enough for an 18x18 pillow insert. I started thinking of what I should applique on the front? I had lots of ideas, but then I started thumbing through my newest book Scandinavian Stitches by Kajsa Wikman and saw the neatest photo of this "Love Machine" applique. It's not a project in the book (which is full of great projects) and I changed it a bit -- But I just fell in love with the idea of it and had to do it!
Sewing Machine Applique
Be sure to add this book to your list, it will not disappoint! It's full of simple, sweet, and fun projects, with beautiful photos that are so inspiring to me.
New Book -- Scandinavian Stitches
This pillow is the first thing I've made for myself in quite a while and has a nice new home in my studio. I am adding it to Stitched in Color's Blogger Pillow Party and am just in awe of all the amazing pillows in that group! I just started using my flickr, so if you have your own account on there, I'd love for you to add me as a contact! Wishing you a lovely weekend and happy creating!
 ~ Maureen

20 comments:

  1. this is so pretty and FABULOUS!! would you mind if i copied just to make one for myself or do you think you might make some for your shop??

    i've been following the pillow party too but have yet to carve out any time to make something. will add you as a contact on flickr :)

    ReplyDelete
  2. oh this is so cute, love that book :)

    ReplyDelete
  3. Hahaha ... and my husband thought HE was the love machine! hahahaha This is great !!!

    ReplyDelete
  4. Love this - Love machine indeed - we make pillows to : )

    Please drop by - thank you.

    http://sisterbatik.blogspot.com/

    ReplyDelete
  5. What a cute pillow and a great way to use up scraps! :)

    ReplyDelete
  6. Hurray, I LOVE your entry! Scrappy perfection. I too have been wanting to try applique in her style since checking out the book. Well done!

    ReplyDelete
  7. Wow, it turned out great! Perfect use of those scraps :)

    ReplyDelete
  8. hi maureen,
    i love your creations, and the stained glass windows and scandinavian styles! i would love it if you could stop by for a visit and leave your link at my blog!

    ReplyDelete
  9. What a great pillow! I am not loving my machine today after it misbehaved yesterday, I'd need a "bad machine" on the back so I could turn it round as appropriate!

    ReplyDelete
  10. Thanks for the tip on the book! I need to hunt that one down. And the pillow...so amazing! My sewing machine unfortunately is not my love machine right now. It is acting very naughty and I am getting absolutely no projects finished. *sigh*

    ReplyDelete
  11. Your pillow is so wonderful! I love all the small colourful patches and I like also so much to applique like that you have made the lovemachine!

    ReplyDelete
  12. It's absolutely darling. Great pillow and it looks like a good book to pick up!

    ReplyDelete

Thank you so much for taking the time to comment!

If you are a no reply or an anonymous commenter, I will be sure to respond to your comment right here - so please do check back!