Thursday, November 11, 2010

pillow #2

Here is my second pillow for the week

I really love all of the "plus" quilts that have been popping up all of the net, so I thought I'd try a smaller version. This is another 18inch pillow cover.

I used lots of my favorite fabrics in this one. There is a little Flea Market Fancy, American Jane MonPez, Happy Campers, Flutterby Ladybugs, Alexander Henry Farmdale, etc.


The back is Farmdale Curios, and the binding is Freebird Ovals. Rather than making a normal hem, I used the Farmdale selvedge... Love selvedges!!


One of my favorite things about the pillow is the quilting. It took a little while, but was definitely worth it. I think it adds a lot of character.


And here are the two together in their new home. Pillow #3 is almost done, I have to hand sew the binding and it will be finished. More on that soon. :)
xoxo, Ang

26 comments:

  1. I love them both so much! Some of my most favorite fabrics! Did you see that you made explore today??

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  2. another great one! You are so talented. And using the selvedge is such a great touch!

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  3. Love this one too Angela! And I'm so jealous of your brown posies and grey seedlings!

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  4. I LOVE plus blocks! Yours is gorgeous!! :)

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  5. these are beautiful and they look so great together

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  6. I think I have pillow envy...they are awesome!

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  7. Those are super adorable! I love the grey backing, really makes the colors vibrant :)

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  8. love those! and the selvedge edge is just beautiful! great job. :)

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  9. What a great pair! My couch is so getting new pillows after Christmas! Cool idea to use the selvedge that way.

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  10. my goodness those are lovely pillows! with a wonderful collection of fabrics!

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  11. Ang-
    What kind of machine are you sewing on now?? I have a fairly simple SINGER that I have probably had for 15-20 years, no walking foot and not real good for trying to quilt. I don't want a fancy, smancy machine, but looking for other recommendations from anyone else about the machines they are using and having good luck with.
    I'm loving these pillows.

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  12. They are both just perfect!
    So different yet complimentary at the same time.
    Whatever will you make next?!

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  13. such cute pillows! and i love that you kept the selvage! it adds a fun modern look to it!

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  14. I love how you used the salvage for the envelope opening! I might need to steal that idea in the future!

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  15. LOVE them! I need to do a plus one now too, thanks a lot! :)

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  16. Love, love the salvage showing on the back of the pillow :) I'm totally suffering from pillow envy *grin*. Have a fabulous week!

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  17. Love the plus one! My SIL wants pillows for Christmas, and I think a plus one is definitely going to have to be one of them.

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  18. Hello, I am Regina from Germany and I am glad: I found another beautiful blog!! And I love the fabrics you use, they are really nice!! Your pillows look very lovely!
    Many greetings from far far away...
    Regina

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  19. Great idea about having a deadline. I need it for Christmas gifts. Pretty pillows

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  20. Great idea about having a deadline. I need it for Christmas gifts. Pretty pillows

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  21. I just finish looking at your site, you are the pillow lady. The pillows are beautiful. I need to start making pillows. You have moviated me.

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  22. Your pillows are so dang cute and very clever. Question: Do you sew binding around the edges like a quilt? I'm thinking this is a very good idea. Just wanted to tell you I enjoy your blog and am now a follower. Diane in Tampa, FL

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  23. Popped over from pleasant-home and am glad I did. you have a great blog.
    Love the pillows you made. So much beautiful fall color in them.
    Have you ever done a tutorial on how you make these? I am wanting to make some shams and want to put binding on them like you did with your pillow, but not sure how to do it.

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  24. Love the selvage as the pillow edge.

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