I want to first thank Linda from Buzzing andBumbling and Madame Samm for a fun blog hop! I loved the freedom to decide on a project with this one. I decided to make a pillow with some words that inspire me. I've been collecting 'pillows' on my pinterest, so gazing upon my board for some inspiration on how I will make my project....
Using some words that inspire me, I made two pillows. This was such a fun project to do. I finally made something just for me. So here is how I made my projects.... I hope it inspires you to make some too!
|My number one word.... "Family"|
I used my machine and embroidered it using Curlz font on aged cotton from Marcus Brother.
|I dug thru my stash and found this fun fat quarter.... it's words|
but in French. My French is super rusty.... I could only make
out a few words....
|Here I am embroidering more inspirational words... "Love, Faith, Hope"|
I am using aged cotton from Marcus Brothers.... I made a layer of backing, batting
and the aged cotton to embroider on.
|Turn your pillow right side out.....|
|It would also be a cute table runner if left like this....|
|I am stitching in the ditch, thru all the layers. Remember to leaving an|
opening for stuffing your pillow. Stuff your pillow and sew seams closed.
|Now onto my other pillow. I cut a couple of strips of fabric about 3 1/2" wide and twice the length of|
the pillow. I will be making a gathered trim...
|Gather the top and bottom of the fabric to the width of your pillow.|
I have it pinned to the pillow a few inches up from the edge. Then sew
a 1/4" to 1/2" seam. I will repeat this process on the top edge too.
|Iron. Then stay stitch along the bottom edge.|
|Here the top and bottom edges of my pillow are done and all trimmed up. Then layer|
pillow top (right side up) with the backing (right side out) sew scant 1/4" around the
edge, remember to leave a section open for stuffing.
|With the French words fabric ... I made a seam binding using 2 1/4" strips and then sew |
them onto the pillow as if binding a quilt. Remember to leave a section open for stuffing.
Stuff the pillow and sew openings closed.
|Now it's time to make some fabric roses. I was so excited to try to make these!|
I used 2" and 2 1/2" x wof strips...
I found a tutorial on how to make the roses HERE
|My beautiful roses....|
|after making several roses... I embellished my pillows with them.|
|My finished 'Words' pillows...|
|I love how they turned out! I think I will let them grace my bedroom.|
My husband thinks they look lovely but says 'do we really need them?'
Of coarse we do! They are sooooo pretty!
So now onto my giveaway! I am giving away 1 yard of some lovely fabric full
of inspirational sayings..... All you have to do is leave a comment. Any sweet comment!
For a second chance to win, let me know if you follow.... Wilson and I will pick out a
lucky winner at the end of the hop.
This giveaway is now closed.....
I get to share today with these talented quilters! I hope that you have fun hopping around and are also inspired by their words....
Quilt Doodle Doodles (You are here! So glad you stopped by.)
The Fuzzy Hat Quilter