February 2014
S M T W T F S
« Jan   Mar »
 1
2345678
9101112131415
16171819202122
232425262728  

My Material Is Copyrighted

Site Meter

Sites Where I Review Books

LibraryThing Early Reviewers

pikerpresslogo.jpg

AWARDS


BBAW AWARDS


Winner Best Literary Fiction Blog - 2008
Shortlisted for Best Literary Fiction Blog - 2009, 2010
Longlisted for Best Literary Fiction Blog - 2011 Shortlisted Best Written Book Blog - 2010

Aquatic Life Pillow


*Click on any photo in this post to enjoy a larger view

LifeAquatic.Wendy

I made this pillow as part of the Pillow Pop Sew Along (why not join us?). This is a super easy pillow to make and I love the colors of aqua and orange together. It finishes at 18″ X 18″.

I used only scraps to piece the front (with the exception of the border) and had a lot of fun choosing value to help move your eye around the design. And I just could not resist that little gnome as a surprise.

AquaticLife.sideview0001

I used orange thread to quilt narrow straight lines across the plus sign and carrying the design into the borders.

I should mention that the borders are a wonderful (relatively new) solid by by Alissa Haight Carlton called Modern Solids (the color I chose is Metal) which actually has a bit of a blue sheen to it.

AquaticLife.back0001

For the back I cut into some silky organic fabric by Cloud 9 Fabrics (Across the Pond). I used a small piece of orange fabric to give it a little pop on the back. Because of feeling a little stretched for time, I decided to forgo the hidden zipper back that I usually do and instead did an envelope back.

This fun little pillow has found a great spot on my bed so I can enjoy it every day!


6 Comments

  1. Ti's Gravatar Ti
    February 27, 2014    

    FIVE minutes later… I get the Aquatic Life reference. LOL. Man, I need more coffee.

    Lovely, by the way.

  2. February 27, 2014    

    I love the gnome surprise!

  3. February 27, 2014    

    I love it!

  4. February 27, 2014    

    Adorable!

  5. Audrey's Gravatar Audrey
    March 1, 2014    

    That gnome is seriously awesome

  6. March 3, 2014    

    Oh I like that color blue! I’m a blue person

follow us in feedly

Publishers and Authors…

I am no longer accepting review copies of books except for very rare exceptions. Thank you.

Categories

Rating System

= Excellent
= Good/Very Good
= Okay read
= Not recommended
= Ugh! Don't waste your time.

Fabric

Bee Groups

DoGoodStitchesblogbutton

Sew-Alongs


Book Giveaways

None Current.

Follow Me on Pinterest