Monday, June 2, 2014

A Train Pillow Set in Moda : :

A Train Pillow Set in Moda!

I recently received a very, very generous surprise box from Moda Fabrics, filled to the brim with up-coming collections in Moda's much loved, classic pre-cut bundles, folded perfectly & wrapped in ribbon!

A beautiful sight!

Moda Love!

Inside I found a Fat Eighth bundle of Amy Ellis' first collection for Moda, Modern Neutrals, a bundle of Fancy by Lily Ashbury, one of Lella Boutique's Into the Woods, Bonnie & Camille's Miss Kate, Lauren & Jessy Jung's Pedal Pushers, A Field Guide by Janet Clare, and a colorful Layer Cake of April Rosenthal's Best. Day. Ever!

Fancy by Lily Ashbury for Moda!

Best. Day. Ever! Layer Cake

It was a challenge to undo each neatly tied bundle, but I knew these colorful prints would make an adorable Train Pillow Set, which I had an Etsy shop order for, so I jumped in! Using ThermoWeb's iron-on fabric adhesive HeatnBond Lite, I prepared each fabric by fusing on the adhesive, sketching my applique train shapes right onto the paper side of the HeatnBond, cut out my shapes, and ironed them onto to neutral shades of RJR Cotton Supreme Solids. Using a white, cotton Aurifil 50wt and my satin stitch I simply sewed around each shape to finish. It's fairly time consuming, but so worth it!

Train Pillow Engine!

Train Pillow Car!

Train Pillow Cart!

Train Pillow Caboose!

The back of each pillow is finished with a print from Ellen Luckett Baker's Quilt Blocks fabric collection for Moda, with a little colorful touch of binding on each in Patchwork Plaid by Michael Miller!

Train Pillow Backs!

In the Summer weeks ahead I'll be sharing more of what becomes of each of these new Moda collections! I've even promised to share with Haila!

Happy Monday!   Maureen

33 comments:

  1. Nossa achei muito bacana essa idéia !
    Deve ficar lindo em quarto de criança ,super criativa você.
    Beijos e boa semana .

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  2. Do you have a template for the appliques? ? So adorable, I want to make thsee for my baby boy!!

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    1. I don't have a template, since these are an item I used to make to sell in my etsy. Do you think you can draw them? It's all very basic shapes, but sometimes I know people struggle with getting the proportions right.

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  3. That must be like b-day & xmas rolled into one! I look forward to seeing the resulting fab.

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  4. You always share the best ideas!

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  5. Hello! Your pillows are so wonderful!!! Great idea for little boys :) Really wonderful. And I like the colorful binding on the back side of pillow too - lovely!
    Have a nice time! Jolana

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  6. This is seriously the most adorable thing I've ever seen!!!

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  7. Is this adorable or what!!!!!!!!!????? So precious! XXX

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  8. Your train set pillows are wonderful!! What a lucky home that they will be sent to :). You are so talented and creative. Have a happy day - Heidi

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  9. Love the cute train pillows..and what pretty fabrics!!! Thanks for sharing…look forward to seeing what else you create :)

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  10. So when are you going to do a tutorial on how to make a bib to wear while we drool over those beautiful stacks and stacks of pre cuts!!! And the train is fantastic!
    Cheri
    quiltingnanny at yahoo dot com
    www.fabricandmemories dot blogspot.com

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  11. The pillow train is the cutest darned thing I have seen in ages! Heck I would like them on my bed. Great design & fabric choices.

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  12. Your pillows are adorable. Can you provide pattern information? Thank you.

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    1. This is a pattern and template I designed for creating these pillow sets to sell in my etsy shop. I will definitely consider drafting the pattern, since I am not planning to take orders for these very often any longer. Thanks Edi!

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  13. Love you patterns for the trains. New grandson expected this month. That's what his momma wants his nursery to be in trains. Love the fabric and your pillows.

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  14. I love these so cute....what size cushions were used in this set?

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  15. Great fabrics..(.love "Fancy" by Lily Asbury)...and your pillows are so cute...what a terrific idea to make a set!

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  16. Gorgeous fabrics. And those cushions. Just so so lovely

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  17. Gorgeous train pillows! What a wonderful surprise box.

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  18. Wow I'd love a box like that to arrive at my house! Those pillows are oh. so. cute!!

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  19. The train pillows are the cutest thing I've seen in a long time. What would you suggest for a little girl? I have a great-granddaughter who is 2-1/2 years old. I'd like to make something similar,but don't have a clue.
    That fabric stash is awesome! Enjoy!

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  20. The pillows are so cute I'm drooling over those bundles of fabric..

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  21. So pretty and yes definitely very hard to take that ribbon off, lol. Can't wait to see what you make.

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  22. I love them! I'm having a grandson and these would be perfect for my husband to give him.

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  23. I'm jealous of pretty much everything in this post. The fabric, the adorable train, everything!

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