Saturday, February 26, 2011

Pillow Talk : :

Throughout this past week a few little pillows were made that I thought I would share before I get too ahead of myself with other wips in the works. This one, made from Innocent Crush, is the scraps leftover from my patchwork desk mat. This was the first project that I have ever made that turned into zero waste right away -- Love that! I am not sure how it happened, but it worked out beautifully!
Patchwork scraps pillow
This one couldn't have been easier! Made of just a solid Joel Dewberry print on the front and an envelope style back in a coordinating solid. I thought that if I cut this fabric into smaller pieces for something else it might lose the wonderful pattern of those large dogwood blossoms. I decided to leave it alone and keep it simple. This pillow and the above are for my sister in Hawaii. (Love you Catherine!)
Pillows my sister
This little pillow I knew I had to share, since so many of you seemed to like our Sewing Buttons 101 project from earlier in the week. Isn't it sweet? It is the result of Haila's button tree, that just happens to be the right size for her puppy, that she named "pupperly?" I will be the first to say that all of my children are very creative, when it comes to naming stuffed animals....ahhh, not so much. : )
Haila's button pillow
And finally, the finalists for February's Blogger Pillow Party were announced yesterday and I made the cut again this month with my purple stitches pillow! Hooray!!!
February Favorites {Blogger's Pillow Party}
photo via Stitched In Color
All of these pillows have inspired me so much, so I bet you can guess what I'm making a few more of this weekend. I hope some of our pillows might inspire you, too!
Thanks for visiting! ~ Maureen


  1. oh, I wish I had time to make a desk mat RIGHT NOW. zero waste is so cool.

  2. Your pillows are so colorful and lovely!!!

  3. No, I think "Pupperly" is the perfect name for the stuffed puppy! It's naming genius!

    I once had a stuffed rabbit named "Not Harrison," which was an interesting story since I usually never name my stuffed animals.

  4. Those are great! I always have a hard time figuring out what prints look good with others. You've done a great job!

  5. Your choice of fabric and color is striking! Thank you for sharing your creations. From the EBT, welcome.

  6. Love the patchwork pillow! For me, patchwork pillows are the perfect solution for the decorating challenge (ummm, like me:)) many colors and interesting patterns they would fit practically any decor! :)

  7. Great pillows! Love the button tree :)
    And congrats on making the top 9!

  8. I know that these pillows would sure brighten my day! Are these pillows, or pillow covers?

  9. Hi Maureen! The pillows are fantastic, especially your purple stitches one! And the button one - Pupperly is Perfect!!

  10. Nothing changes a room like a bright pillow!

  11. Beautiful work! Love the pillows! :)


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