Monday, November 14, 2011

pinterest: pillow edition

ruffle pillow

I absolutely love Pinterest.  I love pinning, I love looking at other peoples pins, and repinning said pins.  However I have this horrible knack of pinning 90 bajillion projects and tutorials, and then looking at my boards saying, "I really need to make something one of these days."  

Up until today, I had 108 pins, and hadn't made one darn thing.  That is until today!  I have had this cluckclucksew petal pillow tutorial pinned on my "I heart pillows" board for about six months, and finally decided that today was the day that this pillow should come to life.  

ruffle pillow

I have been wanting to make some winter/holiday pillows for our living area where we put our Christmas tree, and when I saw this winter white felt I knew it was just the ticket for making this petal pillow, and a great start to my soon to be holiday pillow collection.  I found the light grey Riley Blake print in my stash, and added some fusible lightweight interfacing to the back for some added weight.  This pillow was so incredibly quick and easy to assemble.  I used my Accuquilt GO! baby and circle die to cut about 35-40 3" circles and about 20-25 2" circles, which made for super quick cutting.  This pillow took about an hour and a half to put together from start to finish, almost instant gratification.

ruffle pillow

While I was at Joann's picking up felt for this pillow, I picked up some other fabrics for a few other dog eared pinterest pillows I have been dying to make, so don't be surprised if this blog is inundated with all things pillows over the next few days!  I've got a fever, and the only prescription is...more pillows!

ruffle pillow

{on an aside, these terribly awfully lit pictures, are telling me I need to make a homemade light box like Jeni, Megan and Anne Marie, like stat}

14 comments:

  1. Very pretty! I've now pinned this for myself. We'll see if I ever get around to it. :)

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  2. Beautiful! You're not alone in your pinning. I am the same!!

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  3. I am a Pinterest addict as well. Not that I need anything more to waste my time on! Will look forward to seeing the pillow!!

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  4. I am exactly the same! A million and one tutorials but never make anything! This one is beautiful!

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  5. Wow!! I love all of your circles..I may have to try this one. My granddaughter would love that pillow for her new bedroom....she is 13 going on 18...lol. Lovely!!

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  6. So gorgeous! I love that pillow - and I think I'm one of those people who's pinned a zillion tutorials and never use them, too :)

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  7. It's gorgeous!
    I made a pillow like this last year but cut out all the circle by hand - yikes!
    Yet another reason to add a accuquilt Go baby to my Christmas list - I would have never thought to use it to cut out felt!

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  8. Beautiful! I need to whip some up fror our couch too

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  9. Pretty! I need to make some new pillow covers too...but I don't think I have the patience to cut it out...maybe someday. Nice work!

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  10. Gorgeous cushion! Worth waiting all that time ;)

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  11. Oooh, very cool cushion, love that flower! I have a very large collection of pins (embarrassingly, approaching the 1,000 mark) and I discovered yesterday that I seem to have acquired about twice as many followers as people I am following (and I have no idea how that happened, I'm sure I've not had notifications of them all?!). I have actually used some though, and as some are technique ones, they get revisited quite a lot. There's going to be a big surge in the new year of the usage of some of them (in my current sewing plans that is!)

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  12. Oh, it's awesome! Yay for Pin-spiration!

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  13. THat is a gorgeous pillow, fantastic job!

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