Tuesday, November 22, 2011

FO: Kate's Plus Pillow

I finished the first of the giveaway pillows. Kate received her pillow this weekend, so now I can share it with you!

Kate adores green, and I just happen to have lots of green in the stash (I love it, too!).

I've been dying to try a plus quilt, and when I looked at Kate's favorites, I knew this would be a perfect excuse to do so.

Kate's Pillow

Honestly, the layout is the only tricky part (and I can imagine doing so for a full quilt is pretty arduous, especially with curious kitties!). I LOVED making this! I used Essex Linen with the prints, which include a recently stashed Suzuko Koseki, some favorite dots (Amy Butler, Ta Dot and It's a Hoot!), Joel Dewberry faves, Leaf Dots, Sundae Stripe, etc. Ah, lots of favorites here, really!

FO: Kate's Plus Pillow

I quilted the front, and resisted the urge to make this an envelope style pillow.

I installed a zipper, which I then had to rip out and try again. My first zipper looked nice, but was not big enough to wedge a pillow through! Ha. Lessons learned! So, a second zipper was installed, but next time, I'll stick with what I know!

I think Kate was really pleased with her pillow! It was especially fun to make this for her since I met her at Sewing Summit.

In other pillow giveaway news, the first winner that didn't respond sent me an email the same day I posted about the replacement winner.

Virginia had never won anything on a blog before, so I decided I will honor her winnings. So, two pillows left for the giveaway. I've started on the second pillow. Hopefully, I'll be able to share it in the next couple of weeks!

12 comments:

  1. the greens are fab and i love your quilting.

    i am a big fan of zippered pillows. i've made a bunch envelope style but i'm slowly replacing them because zippers are just so much better.

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  2. So pretty! Love plus style patchwork and the greens? Delicious! :)

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  3. i am trying out my first zippered pillow soon... very soon. like this afternoon hopefully. i will return and report! ;) love that pillow jacey. it is so bright and cheery, like a lime popsicle! (my favorite kind)

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  4. LOVE THIS!!! I love the plus quilt and have been wanting to try it to. Those greens look so festive and fun!

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  5. I love that pillow! That's a great pattern :o)

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  6. Your pluses turned out super cute! That looks like a fun way to play with that design. Noted!

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  7. This is great. I can see how doing a full size quilt with this pattern may be tedious, but it is perfect for a pillow. And how generous you are to make 3 pillows! What a heart.

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  8. I'm another lover of green! The pillow looks great - I love the vivid trim. The color block quilt in the background also looks awesome. (sjn821 on Rav)

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  9. Wow, three pillows is impressive. Where do you find the time! And can I borrow some :)

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  10. Oops, behind in my blog reading but you already know how much I love the pillow!! (when I actually get a chance to look at it when I get Lawson to stop cuddling up with it ;) ) Thanks again Jacey!!

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