Saturday, October 9, 2010

A pillow full of 'polka dots"

I can now reveal the full photos of this cushion which I finished earlier in the week. It was made especially for Deb of The Angel and the Pukeko. She was one of the winners on my recent giveaway and it was my challenge to snoop around her blog and find out what her tastes were. She did give me a huge help by saying she liked the 'shabby chic' look and polka dots which I had picked up on her blog as well.  So I went through my stash and scraps and found some polka dot fabrics in various colours and then matched up some fresh florals.  I cut out 5" squares then put those in coordinating pairs and made up half square triangles which is the same method used to make my 'zig-zag quilt'.

For the quilting I machine stitched in the ditch of the vertical and horizontal seams then 1/4 inch on each side of all the diagonal seams.

For the back I chose this pretty red floral which has a watercolour look to it and the aqua and red polka dot print. I love this aqua and red colour combo!
A few days ago I read on Sandi's blog Portobellopixie about the one word one week challenge she is doing with 2 other bloggers. It is open to everyone to participate and you can share your creations on this flickr page. This weeks word is "polka dot" and I think this pillow perfectly suits this challenge. I did have another idea but don't think it will be finished in time.
I am also linking up with Amy's Sew'n'tell friday . I haven't been able to do this for a few weeks now so I happy to be able to finally take part again this week. Do go on over and check out all the lovely inspiring sewing finishes this week.

13 comments:

Leslie said...

this is so gorgeous..i love polka dots and i love the colors you chose. great finish!!!!

Haylee said...

This is the most beautiful pillow that I've ever seen. Thanks for sharing your secrets of how to make it with us.

Karen said...

Just beautiful!! Love the polka dots. The back is wonderful. The buttons look great and give it such a nice finish.

Deb said...

Its all true, everything the girls have said, MY pillow is beautiful and I love it to bits. I bet they are all jealous its not theirs!!!
Thank you again Catherine, its the best.
xx

amylouwho said...

I love it! I love polka dots too. I saw that challenge on her blog, wish I had something with polka dots to contribute...

Lora said...

i love it! it's so cute.

Ariane said...

I love it!! Your pillow is gorgeous!!!

XUE said...

Another gorgeous pillow, Catherine! Good thing I don't live near you or else, I'll be breaking into your home to pinch your creations & fabrics !
I don't really know what "shabby chic" means but if this is it, then I love it !

lemonadegal said...

A beautiful pillow! I really like the back. Thanks for sharing.

Kristen said...

Lovely!! I love the shabby chic look! And those polka dots...!

Lisa said...

This is adorable! Your points are perfect!

Sarcastic Quilter said...

wow! If I could make pillows look this good, I'd do it far more often. So simple and cute.

Leeanne said...

Wow cool pillow...I thought Deb would love it, as I've just read.I really like the covered buttons, just a nice finishing touch.

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