Thursday, September 6, 2012

A Pretty Pillow & Stash : :

pretty lillybelle bow pillow

Are those fabrics distracting?? Don't worry...there's lots more below, but first I want to share my newest pillow!!

On a rainy day a couple weeks ago, I started thinking ahead to the holidays, with an idea for a new pillow design, and the need to make something bright and warm and pretty! I reached for my favorite LillyBelle print, Garden Rocket in Ruby, and my favorite shade of yellow, with a little pop of hot pink, and got to work!

LillyBelle Bow Pillow

I finished it with a Modernology print, Mod Vines in Raspberry, and I just love this beautiful jewel-tone pink. Overall, I think and hope my pillow came out bright & warm and pretty & cheery! I've added it to my etsy and am crossing my fingers that it will find a home soon!

Reverse Side

NOW LETS TALK FABRIC!!

Pretty Bow Pillow

Today, I finally plan to separate and photograph all that I've stashed these last several weeks! For the record, this is way more than I usually buy in months and months....and months!! With my dream of sewing full-time beginning and so many amazing collections due out ALL at the exact same time, what's up with that?? I just felt like I had no choice!! It was a business investment, right?!

Woah!!! So much goodness!

I know you've been stashing or saving for that new fabric collection(s), too -- please do share!! I'd love to know what your current favorite is??

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43 comments:

  1. This is such a pretty pillow, MO! And that's quite the stash!!

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  2. The pillow IS cheery and lovely!

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  3. I'm so jealous of your fabrics! It seems that everyone that has up pictures of their stash has them organized by color...do you think that is better than being organized by collection? I have quite a bit of fabric myself and am looking of the best way to store it :)

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    1. I'm really liking them organized by color, but they're not all like that. Most of my fat quarters are in the white shelf above, but I also have many still together by collection. I will always keep all my Art Gallery Fabrics and Anna Maria Horner's together, they just all coordinate so well together. And, I like to have what's new together on a shelf for a while, too, before they get tucked away.

      I just picked up an amazing cabinet over the holiday weekend, that will be large enough to hold everything!! Right now I have my Pyrex in there, but I plan to take a photo today while I'm photographing my new fabrics. I can't wait to see all my fabrics together in this piece -- it's awesome!!

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  4. Anna Maria QuaglieroSeptember 6, 2012 at 8:39 AM

    Lovely pillow! I like your stash...........!!!!

    claudio.raho@fastwebnet.it

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  5. You did it again, made me smile this morning. I have a FQ of Garden Rocket Ruby and have been holding onto it for something special. My daughter last weekend kept holding it up, saying, "could you make a headband out of this" - that became a mom's - jeez, don't know how to make them:) (especially with my only fq of that:) She loves that collection, so I can see a bag with matching headband coming for Christmas.

    Your listings look wonderful!!!!!!

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  6. Love the pillow ~ so romantic and all my favorite colors too.
    I just got Bella FQ set from Fabricworm (I pre-ordered and totally forgot about it) so it was a complete surprise when I got it. Just love the prints and it really goes well with her last line of fabrics.
    I've got a stash that's huge for me ~ my friends laugh at me ~ their stashes are really huge. I've got one friend who has a wall to wall, ceiling to floor bookcase and it's filled to the brim with all sorts of fabrics! I keep telling myself I won't buy anymore and then a lovely line comes out and I can't help myself.

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  7. Such a pretty pillow. Definitely bright and cheery.

    I'm trying to resist stashing Nursery Versey but I think I'll end up breaking down and getting some (it's a little pricey for me--I tend to use remnants and funky clearance stuff). I'm hoping to score it on a sale so I can justify buying it without having a use in mind. (I'm trying to limit buying right now since I need to get my fabric stash organized--it's just in a pile on my table right now).

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  8. your stash is quilt porn! i love it! i want to roll around in it! ;)

    also, i love that pillow so much!

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  9. Such lovely stashings!! And the pillow is so sweet. Nicke cracks me up. Always.

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  10. I am impatiently waiting for the Simple Life line

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    1. Oh, by Tasha Noel for Riley Blake?? That is SO cute!!

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  11. The pillow is absolutely adorable. Where do you get your creative ideas? The stash is to die for.

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  12. Love the pillow! I agree- your ideas are brill! Plus Nicke makes me laugh too.
    :)
    Haven't bought any new fabric lately- just been drooling online!

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  13. Oh my that pillow is great. I think I know what I'm going to do with some of my leftover Summerlove now!

    I saved up and waited for Indie to come out --- just got my bundle of half yards the other day. SO excited.

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  14. Love your stash. Some day I'll get mine organized like that, I hope!

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  15. I want some Chicopee. I really want some Hope Valley (I started quilting too late), and I briefly considered trying to put the collection together from here and there, but it seems too difficult and I would have to get too many yard cuts. (teardrop)

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  16. Love the design of that cushion with the bow on it :o)

    As for fabrics, Bella, Indie and Madrona Road leapt into my cart recently (in fat quarter bundles) and I rather like the new Echino, however I'll have to wait til after my holiday for that :oD

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    1. Katy,those are my favs too. I ordered a half yard stack of Bella, got the entire fq stack of Madrona, plus a little extra. Love indie, but don't have any. Hope to get some of the new echino and also ordered Chicopee

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  17. Love your pillow!

    I am diligently working on reducing my stash! Can you believe that? When I moved from Michigan to New Hampshire in 2006, my sewing/quilting room was packed up and stored. Finally, my new sewing room was done this Spring and I got to unpack everything. It was like Christmas. I had 12 huge tubs full of fabric to re-discover. I decided that before I bought any more fabric, I would use up what I had. It's now six months later and I'm happy to say that my projects have made a slight dent.

    Don't get my wrong...I am absolutely drooling over the new fabrics that are coming out and would love to get my hands on some of them. I wonder how long I will hold out???

    I'm SO glad that you are back on a daily basis. I missed you.

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  18. Oooh, if only I could make an investment like that and put it down as a business investment, too. Serious stash envy. :)

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  19. What a gorgeous stash you have going there, Maureen! There are so many lines I'm loving right now: Field Study, Indie, Chicopee, Out to Sea. They're all so different, but I love that they each have their own personality, you know?

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  20. Such a gorgeous pillow!!! Gosh there are a few lines I've seen that I really want, but I know I'd have no space to actually put them in if I bought them It amazes me still how much they can fit into a flat pack envelope. When you refold it it seems to expand.
    I love the new Lotta line and those chicopee prints are lush! I've seen some gorgeous bundles on pink castle I really want, to help improve the colours in my stash. I need some basic prints too. Maybe I'll buy them and keep them in the envelopes for a while till I have space for them.
    I need to do a clearout first to make room =D

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  21. I don't know if I love the pillow or the stash more! That's fabulous.

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  22. How can you part with that gorgeous pillow?!! If my stash looked like that, I would never leave my sewing room! I would love to get my hands on Sugar Hill or Barefoot Roses by Tanya Whelan and Flower Sugar from Lecien Fabrics.

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  23. That pillow is gorgeous!!! Unfortunately, I don't have space for a huge stash of fabrics as I'm already storing what appear to be a lifetime's worth of beads (the hazards of running a jewelry business, LOL). But if I had the space, I would be madly stocking up on Tanya Whelan's fabrics and anything by French General. :)

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  24. Yes, it would have been tough to be on a fabric ban this summer... I have 'treated' myself a little too much this year, I don't have much of a stash, but it is certainly building...

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  25. Yes! A Pretty pillow and stash is right! =D

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  26. Lovely pillow and gorgeous stash... I'm mad for the new Yuwa prints: retro dots, the new Suzuko Koseki, the new Atsuko Matsuyama...

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  27. Lovely pillow. And that stash? I bow down before you. I thought MY stash was huge (I wish it had as many lovely prints as yours does!).I'v got some Ghastlies, some Libety Tana Lawn, some Seven Seas Organic,some Kona Solids and a few others lately. (And of all I've bought, I've only used some of the Liberty.)

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  28. What a BEAUTIFUL pillow!!! I want to make one... Tutorial??? (Please). x

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  29. I bought your pillow. Too irresistible to not buy!

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  30. How fun I love it! The colors are great! :)

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  31. What a lovely way to showcase a fabulous print! I particulary like that the yellow is a little ochre, not to too sunny, and that makes the whole pillow look so much more interesting, and sophisticated :)

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  32. thanks for sharing..

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