Thursday, April 21, 2011

pillows

I finished the triangle pillow! And I LOVE IT! The tutorial for the triangle blocks is here. The inspiration for the pillow is here.

I turned my dresden into a pillow, too. I had to add some patchwork to two of the sides to make it bigger. And then I added a few strips to the two remaining sides to make it (almost) square...and then I had to stop myself. :) I love how they BOTH turned out. I think I need to make a few more!

79 comments:

mypatchworkantahkarana said...

Hello.... is very ..very beatiful...kiss

Doris said...

How do you have room for all those pillows? Lovely, both of 'em!

Carol T said...

Both of your pillows are really cute. I am going to make a few pillows in May for the first time :) .

Sara said...

drooling and wanting those pillows;)

You hit a home run with these Amanda Jean:)

Karen said...

Beautiful pillows! I'm going to try to make one. Thanks for the tutorial.

Momma Yen said...

Love the triangle pillow! I wonder how it would look in coordinating fabrics to match decor? But I guess that would defeat the purpose of it being made from scraps! lol

nettie said...

wow, that triangle pillow if fabulous. I love it. I also love that you stopped at just a pillow. Sometimes I feel like I need to turn everything into a quilt. A pillow is so fun to have around!

after you mentioned that penny had made a similar design, I totally remembered it, she is so talented.

JG said...

So colorful - perfect for Spring!
~Judy

Cynthia said...

Love them. The triangle one is very inspiring! There may yet be hope for my scraps.

heather said...

both are lovely!!!!!

PunkiePie (Jen) said...

They are both great!

Paula said...

I love it.
Thanks for the tutorial.
besos desde Argentina

carol said...

Okay, you're starting. Little by little you're getting to smaller projects and loving it. So, when are you going to join the doll swap?

Neese Family said...

I love your dresden. Could you do a tutorial on how to make them. I have a quilt that I want to add some of these to, but it is intimidating to me. You are so amazing that I think I could follow your instructions. I am so happy you didn't quit blogging for long. Love your blog! ;)

Tanya said...

Those triangles have been haunting me in my sleep. I need to make them. Thanks for sharing! I really really do love them!

Shayla Sharp said...

Those sure turned out lovely!

GerryART said...

Oh, well, are these pillow tops just sooo feminine !

So loverly.

hugs,
Gerry

Tif said...

That triangle pillow is wonderful! Just perfect for those little scraps!

Candace: said...

These pillows are awesome! I think my favorite is the triangle one, I am going to have to make one soon.

Kelly Mainard said...

Exquisite!

Sheila said...

Beautiful pillows, especially the triangles. Great way to use up some scraps.

Natalie said...

Oh, I love both of those! The little tiny piecing gets me every time, it looks great on the pillow!

Lisa said...

I like the fabrics best in the dresden plates one, but I love those triangles! When you did the tutorial I thought it was too time-consuming. But I will have to try now! =) (Would you recommend paper-piecing with fabric so you don't have to tear it out?

seaschell said...

I love both pillows, but I especially love the triangles! I just might have to dive into that myself. :)

Linda said...

really cute!

Sara said...

Those are really adorable...

Suzanne said...

I wish I had some of whatever it is that gets you so motivated and keeps you that way til the finish. Your pillows are fantastic.

Are they just covers or are they sewn closed?

Emily {Creative Chicks} said...

Beautiful. I think I like the triangle one best only because it is a genius use of scraps. Kudos to you!

Rachel said...

I love your pillows! They are just gorgeous. I really want to try something with the triangles... and I will someday; it's just a matter of time.

Ann said...

I like it!

Terriaw said...

Oh yea, love em! Such a cool way to use scraps. I'm still looking forward to trying some of those triangles with my snippets bin. Love the way you bordered your dresden with the natural color and strips. I bet these bring wonderful splashes of color to your rooms!

Kim said...

Nice......thanks for the continued great inspirations :0)

Happy Sewing and Happy Easter

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epban said...

The triangle pillow is gorgeous!

Melissa said...

So very pretty. I have the perfect chair for a dresden pillow. But the triangles look like so much fun to make. Hmmm....

Jennifer R. said...

Amanda Jean!!!! I love this post! I adore your pillows. I often stop by your blog to get inspired. Thank you for taking the time to blog about your creations!

Bonnie said...

These pillows are stunning! I love love them.

AnnieO said...

Both are a pleasure to look at and are so inviting and cheerful. Great job.

Kendra said...

Gorgeous! love love love them!

Maria said...

Love them both and thanks for the link.

quiltnlady said...

Love the pillows. They make me smile!

Julie said...

both pillows turned out SEWWWW cute.

AMD said...

What fine triangles.

Thimbleanna said...

Ni-ice! Those little quilts look great as pillows!

nanapeggy said...

I am in love with the triangles, the pillows are way cute.

hart44 said...

Wow :) Who would have thought sraps could be so beautiful!
Love them both :)

La Reyes said...

muy muy bonito, me gusta mucho tu blog, tus trabajos son preciosos, felicidades, desde Barcelona!

Dawn said...

Adorable!

Josie said...

FAB-U-LOUS!! Luv your pillows and thank you so much for your triangle tutorial. If I stare at that pillow long enough do you think it'll materialise in my house? No! Guess I'd better make my own then. Thanks again....

QuiltinMama said...

Ooooohh!! Those are too cute..love the colors!

Lucinda said...

Love both these pillows and thanks for the tutorial. I'm currently making several pillows for my living room...will add this to the mix.

Angela - patch said...

I love your triangle pillow! It's so pretty.

Quilting Grannie said...

I once made quilt square pillows to sell in a craft shop. No one bought them. I think you have to charge so much for them, which includes your materials as well as your time, that the price is prohibitive to most people. BUT we quilters can make and enjoy them! Yours are pretty.

Sandra said...

Your scrappy triangular pillow is wonderful! Love it!

Beth said...

The pillows look great. I read the tutorial on the triangles and I am going to have to try them. So many projects, so little time.

Karen said...

Love it!

Miranda said...

Both of your pillows are beautiful! You did a great job!

Laury said...

I love "scrap" anything...those little triangles put together have such an impact. Fun stuff!

Cathy said...

Your pillow is absolutely beautiful. You did such a wonderful job. Thanks for the tutorial. Hugs

klccreations said...

I love your triangle pillow!

Rachel said...

Wowee!! That is a stunning pillow, thanks for sharing the link to the tutorial. This will be added to my ever growing list of "to-dos" :)

Cheers!
Rachel
http://www.dewberrylane.com

Cheryl Arkison said...

Yeah for equilateral triangles!

knitting bean said...

What a beautiful job....like everything else you've posted on here! :)

quirky granola girl said...

i should have peeled myself away from the machine to take a closer look at your lovely pillows. the photos are pretty, but they can't quite do justice to your beautiful quilting

Terri said...

Great use of your little triangles! The Dresden pillow top is adorable too.

Karyli said...

Love the strippy triangles!!

My Love is..... said...

gorgeous work mama!

Cheryl said...

Love them both!!!

sallgood said...

Your triangles are totally fabulous!! LOVE both your beautiful pillows!!

Renee said...

beautiful!!!

Idaho Quilter said...

Little triangles are in my future. love anything that uses scraps.

Brandi said...

I love that dresden pillow! I just wanted you to know I left you an award on my blog, if you want to play along! :)Happy Easter! And thanks for all the great ideas!

Terri said...

You are one crazy mom! All those triangles! I do like your version better than your inspiration. Better colors? Or is it that your tris are all going in one direction and it's easier on the eye? Whatever the reason, Good Job! I want to try that.

Liz said...

It just makes me happy to look at the triangle one!

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Oh this is just so wonderful! Awesome!

gramt said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the triangles. I've been making some this weekend and they ARE addictive! Thanks for the tutorial....these are FUN!

LAS CHICAS DE OURENSE said...

Lovely!

Stacy said...

The triangle pillow is FANTASTIC!! Now I'm inspired to make a quilt (with bigger triangles!). Your tutorial is great too.

littleprettyone said...

this is great!