Friday, February 05, 2010

sew & tell: more pillows?

Can you ever have TOO many pillows?  I don't think so! (my husband some people in my house may disagree with you.)  I think they are an awesome way to bring color or some signature to an otherwise boring space.  Which my whole piece of garbage rental happens to be.

I finally made these pillows for my bed this week!
I. LOVE. them.  More than I thought I would.  I wish you could see the scale of those flowers - they are huge!  The fabric is from Amy Butler's Nigella collection, as is my duvet.  These pillow forms are 26" down from IKEA. FOR TEN DOLLARS!!!  Seriously.  I'm going to be so sad when we aren't so close to an IKEA.  I might have to stock up before we move.   I actually think I need to make one more - these will kind of serve as the backdrop for the other pillows I'm going to make.  Yes, there will be more!

Oh, but I almost forgot.  Did you want to see the reverse?
I found some Nigella on clearance last year and wanted to buy some more to match my duvet.  I didn't want to be all matchy-matchy, but it was a little hard to decide without actually seeing the fabric in person.  So, I went to Amy Butler's site to look at what she did with the fabrics.  She paired these two together and although I wasn't drawn to it initially, in person and finished and on my bed - awesome.  I have some of these too - to complete the 'pillow montage'. 
I'm so happy to have these finished!  Makes me want to get the other pillows/shams finished too!  Soon.  I promise.  I don't want to move without these finished.

Thanks everyone for your link-ups each week.  Things are so busy lately that I feel bad I haven't been able to reply to every comment and post.  Bear with me!  I am checking in on your posts and you guys are amazing! And productive!  And you're welcome to all of you who thank me each week for doing this.  I wish I could say it's purely selfless, but it keeps me going too!  so THANK YOU! Really, I mean it.

What did you finish this week?
(Following the rules will ensure a good time for all!)
1. Link to your specific post (email me if you have questions about that.)
2. Please mention us here and link back to this post so everyone can join in.  (You can mention Sew & Tell in your post and have the button on your sidebar or blog, that works too. )
3. Pat each other on the backs in the comments!



 

33 crafty mcCrafters commented:

Mrs Moen said...

I'm with you, Amy; you can never have too many pillows! Yours are looking great! Very clever to do them "two-sided" (I know, I know, every pillow have two sides, but you know what I mean)!

Rene' said...

Amy, these pillows are beautiful!!! Gorgeous fabrics - front AND back!!! Do you get tired of us thanking you each week for putting this together? I hope not. I do so appreciate it...this is what motivates me to get things done!!! Have a great weekend.

Anne at Film and Thread said...

I've seen that Nigella fabric in person and it is SO fabulous. Your bedding is gorgeous.

ps I accidentally linked to my home page for this week's Sew & Tell. If it shows up that way can you delete it? Sorry!

Diane said...

Wow, those are fabulous! Love those big flowers. They must capture your attention when you walk into the room.

KQuiltyBee said...

Big is beautiful! These turned out so well I'm inspired to sew some up--I've got a bed and big forms and big fabric, too. These pillows really warm things up!

Nina... said...

Never too many pillows! I love the fabric, so bright and cheery!

ivoryspring said...

Beautiful, Amy! I actually really really like the reverse of the pillows!

Fresh Poppy Sisters said...

LOVE the pillows, and Ididn't know about IKEA down pillows for $10. Lucky for me I am about 10 minutes from an ikea. Where are you moving to?

Dotty Jane said...

Love the pillows! That's such a pretty fabric line.

Sew and Tell Fridays get me going to accomplish something. So, thanks:)

Jenn said...

Oh my goodness! Who doesn't love blue and brown together? Beautiful!

pinksuedeshoe said...

Don't look at #13.... it links back to this very page. Oops. I got a little excited about my copy and paste skills. :o)

Those pillows look great, I love the mix of patterns and fabrics! Love!

Jen said...

Those are great pillows! I might need to go to Ikea for forms now ...

Dee said...

Never enough pillows! Ever!

Especially when they're as happy and bright as these! Just love 'em!

trish said...

Your pillows look great! :o)
I finished hand quilting my first quilt and hopefully can post next Friday. I just need the binding ... whew! Never learn to hand quilt on something the size of a quilt. Yipes! :o)
Have a great weekend.
Trish

nima said...

wow...gorgeous pillows.

pillows/cushions are my favorite too...and i alwyas love to try new techniques to finish it....

amy smart said...

Great pillows! I was just thinking that I need some more BIG pillow forms from Ikea. Working on a dresden plate for a throw pillow and it came out a little bigger than I thought it would! :0

SueWis said...

Love your pillows! I love making pillows, you can never have too many. And we are not close to an IKEA. Sigh.

Sara said...

Pretty pretty - I'll visit everyone during the week! Got a zillion things going on...

Andrea said...

Love that fabric. I'm with you on the pillows. When the bed is fully made and no children have tossed any pillows on the floor, my bed has 2 pillows we sleep on and EIGHT decorative pillows. They are mostly used to jump into and hide in. :)

Andrea @ TheTrainToCrazy.com

Suzanne said...

oh I love them! and I love the backs!

Vicki said...

Amy, your pillows are so cute!

Kristen said...

WOW. That blue is amazing. At least it perks up the white walls of renting. I love being able to link up each week. I get to goof during naptime on Fridays!

Candied Fabrics said...

Fantastic pillows! I've added my messenger bag to your Mr Linky! I'm off to make ANOTHER messenger bag!

Kelli said...

Your pillows are stunning! I'm joining you for the Sew n Tell this week! Thanks for hosting!

Karen said...

Absolutely gorgeous pillows!!!!!

Aunt Spicy said...

L-O-V-E the pillows!n I totally agree, you can never have too many pillows, especially super cute ones in an amy Butler print!

Mary St. John Nielsen said...

Very too cute! Now I'm off to blog about my Friday.

Catherine said...

You can never have too many cushions Amy, I'm with you there! Love those Amy butler prints, and of course they look so good together.

jlk said...

You can never have too many pillows!

wishes, true and kind said...

I LOVE your pillows! They are beautiful! And I don't think you can ever have too many. Such a great way to update or add a pop of color/design to a room. My husband would disagree with me on that, however. Whether they are on a chair, couch, or bed, to him they are just something in his way!

joan

winterpeachblog said...

I love your strike through's in the first paragraph. Too funny!

Sarcastic Quilter said...

I finished the quilting on my last giveaway which was quilting a finished top to a fleeced back. I'm really happy how it turned out and thankfully so is the recipient. Can't wait to look at all the finishes posted here. :D

Danielle said...

I love your pillows. Also, I just stumbled across your blog (luv it!). Is it okay that I linked to my latest project, or do I have to be on some sort of list to do it?

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...