Giveaways Pillows

Giveaway Pillow Revealed

Here she is–the finished giveaway pillow!  And boy, did I have a great time with this one…hand quilting, applique, pebble quilting…it was all just great fun.

I loved the color palette that my winner chose–these wonderful corals/aquas & springy yellow/greens were such fun to work with.  The fabrics are a mix of Tula Pinks new line of fabric Prince Charming, a couple Coquette fabrics by Pat Bravo of Art Gallery Fabrics, and some Nicey Jane & Bijoux by Heather Bailey for Free Spirit.  I really liked how well all these different lines of fabrics worked together–the pinks from Coquette & Prince Charming are an exact match.

I have been wanting to do some little umbrella applique for awhile and it really worked perfectly in this pillow.  The applique stitch is a free motion stitch but, not as stitchy as I do sometimes–I just went around the applique once and kept it pretty straight for a more streamlined effect.

The hand quilting is done in shades of pink, aqua, green & grey using Finca Perle Cotton in size 8.  And how cute are those bows?!—I totally changed my plan for these as I went along.  I had originally been going to do a kind of bunting/banner applique/embroidery throughout the pillow but as I went along the dimensional bows took shape and I went in that direction instead.  My pillows kind of tend to take shape as I go along–I start with a general idea of what I want to do but this usually changes somewhat as I go along.

You know me and my stripey borders–this one is from Moda’s Sweet line of fabric—long out of print but just perfect for bindings.  And, I had such a great time with the pebble quilting.  It was my first attempt and I’m pretty happy with how it turned out–I love trying out new techniques on these little projects–totally gives me an idea if it would be something I would want to attempt on a larger scale.  Pebble quilting is fun, time consuming, & uses a lot of thread. =)

I kept the back simple using fabric from Tula Pink’s Prince Charming line of fabric & a simple envelope enclosure.  I knew from the start that I wanted to use this fabric for the back–I mean seriously, how cute are those frogs(can you spy them)?–and in my mind they go perfectly with the umbrellas & raindrops on the front of the pillow.  I love that Tula’s fabrics are fun and whimsical without being considered juvenile or novelty.

So, is this pillow yours?  Stop back tommorrow to see! =) I know, I know…. =)

Comments (44)

  • beautiful!

  • cute cute cute!!!

  • 🙂 🙂 🙂 !!!! says if for me.

  • I love the colors! It turned out fantastic!

  • Lovely! The detail on this pillow is wonderful. You always do such beautiful work. It’s so inspiring!

  • The pillow is so totally awesome. I love the fabric and all the details you have used to make it so special. It would be very hard to give away something this lovely.

  • Ohhh, this is so beautiful!! I love all the elements of this pillow – especially the pairing of machine and hand quilting. It adds such interest and charm to this pillow. Like Char mentioned – I always leave your blog feeling so inspired! Thanks!

  • wow, this is amazing and beautiful! love all your fabric choices and the umbrellas are adorable!

  • You are giving this away?!? Love it!!!

  • a-DOR-able! My Blogger’s quilt festival quilt was swirling umbrella tops, could this be mine? Please? Nicely done!

  • That is one gorgeous pillow. Whoever gets it will be lucky and I will just keep my fingers crossed here.

  • Oh yes ! It could be mine… please XO

  • The pillow is darling!! You’re a talented lady for sure, but what I loved were all your comments. I can tell it was a work of love and for that you are a dear to give away!!!! Thank you for the chance and I think I’m lucky 13 so here’s to black cats and walking under ladders kind of luck 🙂

  • That pillow is a masterpiece Corie!

  • Holy cow! I’d love to have this pillow. I can’t even figure out if I’ve already entered a comment to win it. Now where is that darn post so I can see if I’ve entered a comment?

    But, can you duplicate it? If so, how much would it cost?

  • love the pillow ~ it goes with the weather we’ve been having here in Portland, Oregon. Rain, rain and more rain.

  • This turned out beautiful & so many great techniques used!

  • Wow, work of art! What a lovely pillow. I know it’s not mine, but the recipient is sure lucky. It has been fun to watch the progress and I look forward to learning of your inspiration.

  • I’m pretty sure who this is for (I had fun reading all the comments!) and I’m just sad it’s not for me! This turned out GORGEOUS! You are incredibly gifted. Thank you for sharing the design process with us. 😀

  • You sure you want to give this away. Just beautiful!

  • WAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHH..:( I want one… darn cute. You are so talented!!!

  • Oh so cute!!

  • How absolutely lovely. That would look so cool in my sun room as we have had nothing but rain and an umbrella or 5 might be just the thing.

  • I love this little pillow. The 3 dimensional bows are heavenly.

  • Now just look at how cute that pillow is! Love it!

  • oh my ridiculous cuteness!!! 🙂

  • Oh, it’s just beautiful!

  • It is gorgeous, love the colour palette and all the details, so very very pretty.

  • Absolutely Adorable!!

  • Awesome…. it’s so lovely…

  • Darling!!

  • That is an awesome pillow. Nice summery fabrics. Just makes me smile.

  • Not at all the colours that I requested, but I really wish that pillow was mine, it’s so lovely!

  • I’ve always been a rainy day kind of gal.

  • Such a lovely combination of fabrics and textures!

  • Oh my gosh what a wonderful pillow. Thanks for the chance to win.

  • Love this pillow! Can’t believe you’re giving it away, but I’m happy to take it off your hands if you insist. 🙂

  • Well, I know it’s not mine but it sure is adorable!

  • so beautiful, Corey!

  • Wow! That is a fantastic pillow! I love the little bowties and umbrellas 😀

  • I could weep it is so so so lovely!!!!!

  • Sew very cute! You did a wonderful job. Sew very creative.

  • This is so very cute!! You have done something fabulous with your hands!!

  • I’m way behind with my blog reading, but I just had to stop and say how adorable this is. I love the umbrellas 🙂

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