Friday, January 6, 2012

FO: Nicke's Curvy Echo

It seems strange that I only met Nicke last year. We've become such good pals, and it feels like I've known her longer. I say "known", but we have not yet met in person. I think that will happen this year, though!

We recently agreed to do a swap, and she received her package last week.

FO: Nicke's Curvy Echo

Like most of the sewing and quilting community, Nicke fell hard for Lotta Jansdotter's line, Echo. I've fallen hard for this fabric, too. There's no question of that! I've already purchased some for myself to make a fun new project! Oh, but back to Nicke's pillow! This was not my first time sewing curves, as evidenced by my lingering Single Girl (I desperately want to finish that this year!).

Detail: Nicke's Curvy Echo

For Nicke's pillow, I used some templates my grandmother shared with me from her stash. It was an old package, with two sizes of Drunkard's Path templates, and also, a clamshell template, which I am still investigating.

This was a perfect excuse to do more curvy sewing, which is fun and impressive!

FO: Nicke's Curvy Echo

My favorite part of this pillow is the yellow stitching. My mom gave me a fun box of assorted Guttermann thread for Christmas (too bad, but it's no longer on sale!), and this happy yellow was crying out to be used. The pillow is envelope-style, and I backed it with some It's a Hoot Chocolate brown dot fabric from the stash.

I knew Nicke would be thrilled, because I didn't want to give this pillow away, which is always an indication of a good gift! I will share what Nicke sends me in return when the time comes!

Oh, p.s., if you are intimidated by curvy sewing, you should check out Rachel's new class!

I hope you all have a fun weekend!

14 comments:

  1. Great pillow, and the yellow stitching is a perfect touch!

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  2. aww man, what did Nicke do to deserve such a great pillow? I'm so jealous. i know where she lives--i might have to go pick a fight with her. ;-)

    honestly though--i love it!

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  3. Wow, this is truly awesome. You are a pillow wiz!

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  4. Such a great pillow! And that yellow really is the perfect touch!

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  5. Curvy sewing is yet another one of those sewing skills that you impress me with. The pillow looks great...my favorite part may actually be the straight line quilting done with yellow thread on the solid piece of fabric...nice!

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  6. Awesome pillow! those curves are great. And of course the fabrics too!

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  7. Love this pillow! Beautiful work!

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  8. It looks fabulous! I love those fabrics! Speaking of swaps, I'm almost done with the first bobbin. We'll see how much Tadpole wants to help me spin once she wakes up from her nap.

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  9. What a gorgeous cushion, I'm sure she will love it! I guess you'll have to make another one for yourself :)

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  10. i totally love this pillow! i use it every single day and it looks so awesome on my couch, or on my bed, or on the floor, it basically follows me around my house! ;) thanks so much jacey! you are the best ever! i can't wait to finish your pillow! you are going to LOVE IT!!!! i promise!

    i totally laughed at sara's comment. she is scrappy isn't she! trying to pick a fight... i could totally take her! ;) lol! you are such a great friend jacey! i feel like we have been friends for forever!

    xoxo

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  11. Oh so fun - such a lovely pillow- love Nicke's comment as she surely loved it!

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  12. Oops thought I commented but I think I wasn't logged on. I love how this turned out - two of my favorite things, Drunkard's Path and Echo! It looks awesome!

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  13. What a great gift that thread was. I always love getting thread colors, but it's hard to spend the $$ on them. Thanks for the link, Jacey =). And, your pretty pillow reminds me that individual swaps are so fun!

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