Saturday, July 3, 2010

the softest ever

Theres something about moving into a new place that makes me want a fresh look. New colors to add an element of excitement to the change. So, last week during my faze of procrastination, I made the softest pillows ever...


Made with little folks voile on the front and essex cotton/linen blend in putty on the back. I find the voile fabrics a bit tedious to quilt with...but worth all the effort. 


I went all out and did my first zippered pillows. I have always been too intimidated to try putting zippers in my pillows, but then I stumbled onto the best tutorial by Katie from Sew Katie Did. She made putting zippers in as easy as 1,2,3!


The pillows are so inviting that izzy couldn't resist the temptation of just jumping on the pile while I was trying to photograph them! 


Then proceeded to roll around and bury herself in them! She always seems to do exactly what I want too, with no hesitations.

26 comments:

  1. wow! beautiful pillows. I'd like to get buried in them too. ;)

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  2. Such a beautify job. Love the triangle one. Would you mind sharing what size you cut those at. I would love to recreate the look.

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  3. aaaaak!! i lOVE them!!! i need to see that quilt now... ya better get your bootie movin on it!! haha ;)

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  4. Good for you that you managed to quilt them at all! They are beautiful and I can imagine how soft. The voiles were a big part of the problem on machine quilting my current quilt, so I'm starting hand quilting tonight.

    Your little one is so sweet!

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  5. These are so beautiful. I need to get more of that voile!

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  6. They look fabulous! What did you stuff them with?

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  7. Gorgeous! Lucky Izzy! I want to jump into that pile, too!

    I had very good luck with my hexagons, following your tips. I showed them to Heather, and she told that's how she sews hers as well. I don't think my stitches are quite as invisible as yours -- but almost. I need a little more practice. Thanks for all the posted and emailed hexie tips.

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  8. really pretty! I love katie's tutorial, too!

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  9. Great job! those pillows are stunning!

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  10. absolutely gorgeous! Procrastinating? I don't think so! Five beautiful pillows say otherwise!

    I adore them, and of course now want to make some for my couch! :)

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  11. How beautiful! :) Great job! :)

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  12. Beautiful, beautiful pillows!

    So I have been hexing and loving every minute of it! I like making the hexes a little more that sewing them together but still handwork is very enjoyable to me. I have 100 1 inch hexegons all in yellow and browns and I am sewing them to have a 10x10 square. How do you suggest I finish the project? Make half hexagons so it has a staight edge? And how about putting it together then if not a staight edge? I am still in Atlanta getting ready to leave a a LONG 3 week road trip up to NYC and Boston before leaving for Korea so I have lots of time to hand quilt it. I just finished cross-stitching a lot of spiders to make a Halloween craft.

    Thanks for sharing and hope you are getting settled after your move!!!

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  13. 當我微笑時,世界和我一起微笑;當我快樂時,世界和我一起活躍。..................................................

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  14. 不要去想沒拿到的東西,多想想自己手裡所擁有的..................................................

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  15. These are absolutely divine, I adore Little folks and your cushions would be so incredibly soft. Fabulous job, Izzy looks gorgeous floating amongst the pillows. xo

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  16. I'm loving these cushions - they are just so pretty!

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  17. Just found your blog and I have to say that I really REALLY love these pillows. Really. A LOT. Can't wait to browse through the rest of your posts!

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