Posted on February 06, 2015 by Jenn Thurston | 0 comments
I love making pillows, and what better than to make than a pillow about Love? This time of year has me longing for spring; the birds chirping, the flowers blooming and of course the warm temperatures. We're not quite there yet, but these colors sure do make me happy!
The white pillow was made using Moda's Chenille fabric, and let me tell you it is heavenly to work with (like all of Moda is). The triangle pillow uses Bella Solids by Moda, there are so many color choices to choose from it was hard to limit it just to three colors!
I used the AccuCut for the triangles, I typically cut all those out by hand so it was quite the treat to use the AccuCut. It took me a fraction of the time to cut all those triangles out (if you can even call it cutting!) That little AccuCut cuts through six layers at one time! Speedy indeed.
Sewing those triangles were pretty easy too, the AccuCut cuts the notches in there! Makes lining up the triangles a synch!
I had so much fun making these pillows, I may just need to have one for every holiday. Yes, I think I will need one for every Holiday!
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Update: If you are looking for the chenille we used for our Love pillow we now have it listed in our store!
Posted on June 28, 2012 by Jenn Thurston | 0 comments
I have been diligently finishing up some UFO's and I ran across my first paper pieced block I did. I had made so many mistakes with it, let's just call it a learning experience. Because of all my mistakes I wasn't really sure what to do with it, so I thought it would make a really cute pillow.
The fabric is Bespoken by Art Gallery. The softest, silkiest fabric - a pure pleasure to work with!
So while I wasn't completely pleased with how my one block turned out, I am quite happy with the way my new pillow turned out! If you haven't paper pieced before, my one tip to you would be don't be skimpy with the fabric. If the piece you think you need is 2" x 2", just cut 3" x 3" to be sure. Do a little google search to read some of the tips and tricks out there to come up with the perfect paper pieced block, you're bound to come up with at least one perfect block (or in my case semi-perfect block).