Friday, March 15, 2019

Pillow Parade / Beauties Pageant 24

I make a lot of presents—gift giving is one of my favorite parts of sewing and quilting—and many of the future recipients of said presents keep close tabs on me via social media. This means I have a surplus of finishes that I can’t yet reveal, for fear that those friends will catch wind of what I have made for them. One of these projects is a swoon-worthy Alison Glass pillow with matchstick quilting. So. Very. Pretty.

It seems mean to tease like that without providing a picture (or five), but there are some pretty cool pillows in the From Bolt to Beauty archives we can talk about.

I sewed this orange peel pillow back when I took the Curves Class at Stitched in Color. It still graces my bed (on days when I make my bed!) ...

These simple-yet-sturdy envelope pillows are testament to what you can do with a little home dec fabric and fusible fleece ...

And the hexagons below, along with those at the top of the post, are pillow perfection.

Pillows are great small projects. I wish I could make more for myself, but pillows in the hands of two little boys often become projectiles or objects with which to hit one’s brother/dog/mother.

I have thoughts on pillow construction, however, which I look forward to sharing with you in the near future. : )

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If you have a finish this week—in pillow form or not—we’d love to see it. Add it to this week’s Beauties Pageant!

The pageant rules are simple:
  • Post your finish in the linky tool. (No links to your own giveaway or linky, please!)
  • Point your readers back here with a text link or use the button above.
  • Visit and comment on other participants’ finishes.

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  1. I love all of your pillows, Michelle :) We don't have many pillows around our house, either, for the same reason you gave. Though now that my boys are 16, 15 and 10 maybe I could start adding a few decorative ones and see if they remain non-combative, lol.

  2. I look forward to reading more of your pillow-y thoughts. I've been thinking this might be a good gift for some nieces who already have quilts but love having things made for them. Perhaps this is the nudge I need to try them.

  3. I love to make pillows! Maybe I need to make it a monthly goal to make a pillow? I have so many ideas I want to use, why not? I love all the ones you show here, but especially the hexagon ones. That's the only way I use hexagons!!


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