Saturday, February 27, 2016

Pillow Talk

If I have a pillow to rest my head on, and a quilt to cover up with...then I have nothing to complain about!

I believe that is the life of a quilter at the end of a long day of productive quilting!  I have finally come to the point where my dreary old couch and sad old pillows needed some attention.

Enter Hazel The Hedgehog times two.  Pieced, quilted and washed.  A powerful punch of color.


19" x 19"
For Miss Pink, I added the trademark cat eye glasses.  This time I did a tight zigzag stitch around the edges.  These pillows will be used every day and I didn't want the glasses to fray.  



You'll notice that I added a strip of personality to each pillow, and arranged it so they were on opposite sides.  Straight line quilting works for me on these pillows and the personality strips got more personality by adding more lines in different thread colors.  



I didn't realize it at the time I was picking out fabric, but they ended up being a boy and girl! Not intentional at all!  I'm not a gender specific kind of person!



I will say that these guys make a boring ugly couch a much better place.  When you walk in to the room you see bright and pretty.  That I like!

When I decided I was going to make an entire quilt using my Confetti idea (waiting to be quilted), I first tried a test block.  That block didn't make the final cut for the quilt, but it wasn't going to linger in the deep dark closet either.  It just needed a border and viola!  it became a pillow.


16" x 16"
The color slices at the corners were an idea I was trying with the quilt.  Nice for a pillow, not for the quilt.  The extra detail works well in pillow form.

A simple quilted grid was all it needed for the finish, and washing but that almost goes without saying.



You know me and quilt porn...I love a good close up, that's for sure!


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  1. You hare rocking the finishes right now! I clearly need to get off my bum and away from the computer and go make something. :) Beautiful quilt porn, by the way.

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    1. I have a stack of finishes and a stack yet to be finished! For a while it seemed like there was nothing to show for myself. I cannot imagine you not working on a something and you will have plenty to show later!

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  2. Oooo, I love it when you porn. It's so soft...

    Very fun pillows! What closure type did you use?

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  4. And I meant to say quilt porn!

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  5. I love, love, love these Hazel pillows. I've yet to make a Hazel, but I am sorely tempted. I love me some hedgies. And did you know that real hedgies actually have a spine that is a different color than the others on their head.

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    1. It's not hard to love them, especially with all the possibilities! I did not know that about hedges…or should I say I did?! You really need to make one one day. They are pretty simple and just look at them!!

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  6. I am in love with these pillows! I've never seen the pattern done with prints, and what a difference it makes. You have to know that this is the only pattern I have ever purchased, but it was over a year ago, and I've yet to make it.

    I've just sat here the whole time smiling about your quilt porn. Omg! You're so wild!

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    1. It's funny but I never thought of making the Hedge hogs in anything other than prints! Me, the one who is afraid of prints too! You really need to make a set, they are simple and look at them…how could you not?! Well, me and quilt porn have a long history…I'm bad!!

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  7. Great pillows!! You did a great job. I like that they both some have personality.

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    1. Both certainly brighten up my dull and boring couch!

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  8. These are fab. Just over a week ago I decided to make myself some new cushions too, they re my favourite way to quickly brighten up and change the look of a room. I also love to finish a project quickly and cushions give great satisfaction for that. x

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    1. They make a world of difference! I wish I had done it a long time ago. Pillows are a very satisfying and quick project too!

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  9. Now you make me want to make new pillows for myself... and the list grows. Beautiful pillows. The confetti with the colour corners is striking.

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    1. I know what you mean about that list growing…it never ends, does it!

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  10. Your Hazel pillows are so adorable, and the confetti one, too! I've been wanting to make some hedgehog blocks, and it seems like a few new pillows would be just the thing for them!

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  11. You pictures never disappoint. Keep them coming. I love the fabrics you chose for the Hazel pillows. Those little hedgehogs where calling your name. I love the tight multi colored lines in the personality patch. That's a really cool detail.

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  12. I love this little pillow. Those little slashes of color on the edge really add personality. Thanks for sharing with Oh Scrap!

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  13. You're making me want to rush out and make my own pillows now... Your hazels are darling!

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  14. I like your pillow quite a lot. Though tiny, those little squares offer quite a punch of color. I also like the other pillow with the blue border and triangles around the edges (that you posted at http://twiggyandopal.blogspot.com/2015/02/pillow-it-is.html).

    --Nancy. (ndmessier @ aol.com, joyforgrace.blogspot.com)

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