Friday, February 07, 2014

just one more

Welcome to finish it up Friday!

Guess what? I made another pillow! Ha!
(Sorry, I'm getting loopy over here....)
I just finished this pillow cover and to be honest, it isn't my favorite. I redid the center swirl at least 8 times and finally I decided "it is what it is". The end. Maybe I'll like it more after I have some time and space from it? (I hope so!)
I do love the back. It's a fabric called running stitch by Michael Miller. It's a nice compliment to the front. The pillow measures 20" square.

It's made from scraps, so it is project #51/101! That's half way!

Thanks for everyone who joined me on my pillow week adventure. It's been a lot of fun to read your comments. So, thank you!

Now it's your turn to link up your finishes for the week. Thanks for joining me for finish it up Friday!

47 comments:

Darcy said...

Ooh! This might be my favorite one yet! Feel free to keep 'em coming :-)

Heather P said...

The spiral looks pretty darn good to me! I love that back fabric -- I'll have to look for it.

Jade Prosser said...

I love it! Once you step back from analyzing the center (which is awesome), you will too. I love that little pop of plumy purple too. The last pillow yesterday is on my next weeks to do list as I have a tiny charm pack just dying to be made into a pillow. Thank you for all the great tips this week!!

Alycia said...

OHH i LOVE this one!!!

Vera said...

This one is so cool!

Geta Grama said...

It looks perfect to me! Love the backing.

Janeen van Niekerk said...

Your pillow is amazing! Really GOOD on you!

madfabriholic said...

I hope you can get enough distance from this pillow to see how wonderful it truly is!

Kelly @ Blue Bird Sews said...

I love your scrappy project goal! Way to make it to the half way mark!

Linda from Talkinglunchboxquilts.com said...

Another gorgeous pillow!! WOW!

Wendi said...

Your pillows this week are so inspiring!!!'

Erin @ Why Not Sew? Quilts said...

I've loved all of the pillows you shared this week!

Little Island Quilting said...

Fabulous cushion cover and gorgeous colours. Feels very spring like. I wish.

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

The spiral quilting looks brilliant on the scrappy solids! I agree that backing fabric is perfect! Way to go on your halfway point :)

Esther F. said...

Fabulous pillow. LOVE the scrappiness and the solids!
Esther
esthersipatchandquilt at yahoo dot com

CityHouseStudio said...

Your pillow is so cute! I've struggled with the center of spirals, too -- it's so hard to get it to look perfect!

Debra Graham said...

Absolutely gorgeous.

Lori Landenburger said...

I love it!!

Hollie said...

Thanks for all the tutorials! Love the dark purple strip near the center. I also like the spiral quilting on the rectangles. It just speaks to me.

Laura said...

I think it's fabulous.

Amy said...

Great pillow. And more than half way through your challenge!

Cheryl Arkison said...

That pillow would go quite nicely with a certain little boy's quilt...

Jeneta said...

It's GREAT!I love the running stitch fabric on the back. Such a luscious green.

beth said...

This is my favorite pillow.

Cheryl said...

I love this one! I also finished up TWO pillows today!

Tamie said...

If it really isn't your favorite and it needs a loving home- I love it. Really.

katerina jubir said...

I think you have good sense in making design. Manything will give advantage for people who love clothes design like me.
if we do it from our hearth, everything in universe will make us better.
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katerina jubir said...

I think you have good sense in making design. Manything will give advantage for people who love clothes design like me.
if we do it from our hearth, everything in universe will make us better.
Thank you very much. Go on to make better our life.
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monkeyneedle said...

I love this pillow! I love all the bright fun colors. And so funny that the project I posted this week I also quilted in a spiral and the center of the spiral just about did me in. It is so much harder than it looks

monkeyneedle said...

I love this pillow! I love all the bright fun colors. And so funny that the project I posted this week I also quilted in a spiral and the center of the spiral just about did me in. It is so much harder than it looks

Kay said...

I really like the spiral quilting. If you don't love it so much then why not not pop it away in a present drawer all ready to use an a Christmas or birthday gift, it is bound to be perfect for someone.

margaret said...

maybe you are not too keen but I really like this one, I suppose it is just as well we have different taste, it would be very dull if everyone did things exactly the same as everyone else

Suzanne said...

Spirals make this pillow all the better. I'm sure that if you left this pillow out on your porch even in the winter, some soul would snatch it up even if it meant she had to wade in waist high snow to get it.

MaterialGirlQuilts said...

This pillow is gorgeous...all of my favorite colors and the quilting sets it off so nicely! Well done :)
Amanda

Clair said...

More pillows for a better pillow fight, right? :)

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Kris said...

ooh love the scraps and the quilting and love the MM fabric on the back.

Carol E. said...

My favorite pillow so far!

Terry Aske Art Quilts said...

I love this one - the colors, the rectangular shapes, and the spiral quilting!

Sharon said...

This pillow is beautiful, love the solid colors! you are on such a pillow roll, LOL. It is a fun way to get to make a lot of little projects and finishes, which keeps things exciting.

SarahZ said...

So many wonderful hues in this pillow...very refreshing to look at :)

Random Thoughts Tracy said...

the swirl start is awesome.. it's a touch wonky which gives character to the pillow, shows that you are not a machine but a real live quilting PERSON, and it's sort of mezmorizing...draws me into the pillow... I'm not a huge fan of the color combo but the swirl makes me love this pillow! Great work!

leanne said...

I really like this one, love that spiral quilting and I love the backing fabric :)

phatbobbingirl said...

Thanks for posting, I have been reading your blog for a little while and it has taken me some time to comment but I like your layout and the finish up Friday projects that you are posting. Very inspiring to get some things done, thanks. You can check out my blog at www.phatbobbingirl.wordpress.com if you get a minute.

Live a Colorful Life said...

I really like it, but then I've been working with this color palette a lot lately. The little pops of purple are fabulous.

Rebecca Lynne said...

I love this pillow! The colors are awesome and I think your swirl looks great. I know it can be hard when you are critiquing yourself but it looks perfect from here...

Daphne said...

It is definitely a favorite of mine...love everything about it! Pillows are addictive.