Saturday, August 29, 2015

Something pretty...

Most of what I make requires pen and paper and lots of note taking because I will need to write a pattern afterwards, so it's incredibly relaxing when I can just make something 'off the top of my head' with no need for shared instructions.

The freedom to play-as-I-sew usually happens when my 'to-do' list is up to date and I'm in need of some creative down time and that's what happened last weekend when I took up Fee's challenge to members of her Facebook "Tilda Lovers Club" to create anything we like from our personal stashes of pretty Tilda fabric.

I gathered all my small Tilda scraps leftover from other projects and made little 4-patch squares and borders to randomly piece a pillow front which I then backed with some cotton quilt wadding, also leftover from past projects.

Before I began the free-hand quilting with Perle #12 thread I added four paper pieced hexies and the prettiest pink vintage button centres...

After the hand quilting was done I sewed the backing to my pillow, stuffed it, and ladder stitched the opening closed. 
The final step was making two long narrow ties which I then wrapped around the pillow and tied in bows...


It reminded me of a large pincushion hay-bale style!


It always surprises me what can be made from the contents of a scrap box!
Are you inspired to find a use for some of your own scraps?

I might make another scrappy project this weekend...no idea what it will be, but that's part of the fun.

hugs



26 comments:

Createology said...

Beautiful fabrics made into this lovely pillow. Just when I am tired of keeping all my little scraps and think I shall pitch them out, I find just the right project for them and of course cannot throw them out. Tilda fabrics are sew ethereal. Creative Pillow Bliss...

sunny said...

It is Oh-SO-Pretty!!

Julie said...

That is just stunningly beautiful Jenny ... it reminds me of a gorgeous gift all wrapped up in pretty pastel paper& a bow :-) You have inspired me to go dig out my Tilda scraps - I save them as they are like gold dust !!!

Leeanne said...

Pretty, sugary and sweet!

janice15 said...

O my I just love love this.. it would be perfect in my bedroom..... lovely.. Happy weekend with love Janice

simplestitches said...

so pretty!

Ondrea said...

Fantastic idea and very pretty. Hmmmm, that would make a wonderfully large pincushion hehehe.

Sharon - creativity and family said...

Such pretty fabrics, they make a lovely pillow. I am currently stitching my scraps around paper hexagons to probably piece into some chair seat cushions. I hope you have a lovely weekend. x

Baa. xxx said...

So very pretty Jenny. Blissful sewing!

Luisa said...

Precioso
un beso

Jeito Mineiro Bordados said...

I loved it!
Hugs!
Egléa

Winifred said...

That is lovely. I'm not a fan of pink but when it's put with that lovely turquoise shade it's perfect!

desertskyquilts said...

So pretty, Jenny! So gently domestic and soft. Almost everything I make is from scraps, but I'm still surprised, every time, at the beauty that can come from them. I don't have the soft pretty ones like you do, though. ;) Not many, anyway.

Brenda said...

Your pillow is beautiful with an adorable factor also. It makes me want to hug it tightly yet at the same time just run my hand over it and feel the love and beauty that went into making it. I love scrap projects! Right now, I am hand embroidering on small pieces of fabric Christmas designs and then attaching them onto card stock for our Christmas cards this year. It has been quite awhile since I did do any kind of project just for me, but really I am alright with that. I hope that you have a wonderful creative day doing something just for you again....You deserve to pamper yourself also! Thank you for sharing!

nancy n. said...

You are so talented !! I love everything you make.

Águeda said...

Ha quedado muy bonita. Me encanta el detalle de los botones en los hexies. Besos.

Anonymous said...

This is just the cutest little pillow as all of your projects are. I will have to try one. Thank you for sharing it.
Carol O

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Lorrie said...

What a pretty, pretty pillow! Love the addition of the hexies and the buttons. Brilliant!

beefi8 said...

You do such beautiful work! Thanks for sharing!

Michelle May-The Raspberry Rabbits said...

Truly beautiful Jenny. Just wanted to hop over and say hello dear friend. Hugs to you!

Christine M said...

I love your cushion, Jenny. It is so pretty. xxx

Cattinka said...

Very pretty and when I look at it I think of a ring-bearers pillow!
KATRIN W.

angela cristina de mesquita amaral amaral said...

Como sempre seus trabalhos são lindos e caprichados parabéns!!!!!

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Carla said...

Sewe Pretty and sweet!