Thursday, January 27, 2011

January Favorites {Blogger's Pillow Party}

Ok, friends, entries have officially closed for January's Pillow Party.  Thanks to all of you who participated!  I'd say our party is off to a great start, with lots of blog-hopping and inspiration flowing.  The pillows you're crafting are so diverse! 

Today I forced myself to whittle the entries down to 9 of my most favoritist pillows.  And, that was. not. easy.  But someone has to do the dirty work.  So....

January Favorites {Blogger's Pillow Party}

 Starting at the top left, they are:

1.  a mod mosaic pillow in Good Folks by Don't Call Me Betsy.
2.  a purple dresden plate pillow for Grandma by Blue Elephant Stitches
3.  a trellis-inspired pillow in Central Park by The Rebel Homemaker
4.  the "love machine" pillow by Maureen Cracknell Handmade
5.  a pluses pillow in Innocent Crush by i like orange, too!
6.  a fresh, fussy-cut pillow by i have to say...
7.  a picket fence-inspired pillow by Made on Maple
8.  a Sherbet Pip log cabin pillow by Belle + Bee
9.  a (crocheted!) owl pillow for Valentine's by Meghan

Oh, and there were many close seconds!  Now, our January judge - the very talented Anna of Noodlehead - has to choose one single pillow to win that stack of Innocent Crush donated by Sew Love Fabrics.  Look out on Anna's blog for the announcement!  And while you're there, be sure to check out her tutorials.  She's got quite a collection of really, super good ones!

I know many of you wanted to make a pillow and didn't quite get it wrapped up in time.  Never fear - there's next month to play along!  Rita of Red Pepper Quilts is our February judge and she's choosing a pretty stack of fabrics as your prize.  Stay tuned!

In the meantime, I'm curious to know which was YOUR favorite pillow?  You can see all the entries here.  Maybe your votes will turn the eye of the judge?  ya never know...

27 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness! I'm so excited that you included my Pip:) And what a gorgeous collection...I wish I could have one of every one of them in my house!

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  2. These are all beautiful! Good choices! I especially love The Rebel Homemaker's, and the Plus Pillow by I Like Orange, too!

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  3. I would have either chosen the one from the rebel homemaker or the one from junebugs world (it's reversible!!!)

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  4. Wow Rachel! Great choices! I'm so honored to be included with all the talent! Every one of these is super fabulous. YUM.

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  5. Thanks so much for choosing my Central Park pillow as one of your favorites! I think my favorite is a toss up between the crocheted owl and the pluses. Awesome party with so much great inspiration!

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  6. The Rebel Homemaker's pillow and the Target Flower Pillow were my faves.

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  7. Thank you so much for including my "love machine" pillow in the final 9! I don't know how you chose -- every pillow was amazing and SO very inspiring!!!

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  8. Oh my gosh, thank you for choosing me as one of your favorites!!! Wow! You just totally made my day :) I just love all of these pillows, I don't know how Anna is going to choose!

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  9. I'm trimming down my list of blogs I read and then you gotta go introducing me to a bunch of new ones!!!

    (Thanks! :D)

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  10. The one that you didn't choose that is my favorite is the "Invasion pillow" (second one in the second row). Overall, though, my favorite is definitely #1 of your top nine! Amazing work, everyone!

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  11. mmmm, they are all so lovely! What a great bunch of pillows.

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  12. I'm SO excited to play along in the next round!!

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  13. I liked little miss shabby's pillow the best tho I think hers would have been really cool as a quilt too

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  14. I really loved junebugs pillow.

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  15. And because I am a stickler for rules... You did say you were going to pick your top favorite 10 pillows! Just saying....

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  16. All the pillows were beautiful. I really liked Junebugs pillow the best.

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  17. oh my! you've got to be kidding me!! how am I ever going to pick one???? these are all so so cool. yay!

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  18. I can't believe I missed the deadline! I just came upstairs to upload photos and then realized I'd missed the deadline! Well, hopefully I can submit next time. :) I LOVE i like orange, too!'s pillow. That's my fav . . . but they all really rock!

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  19. Oh my goodness! Thank you so much, Rachel, for choosing me as a finalist! I can't believe it. Good luck to Anna deciding on her favorite!

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  20. Don't know how you managed to whittle the group down to nine - such a difficult decision with so many beautiful pillows to choose from! I must admit that I'm a bit disappointed to see that the rainbow pillow from Junebug's World didn't make the final list. That was my favorite of all!!

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  21. Wow! I am really torn between the trellis inspired pillow and the pluses pillow. Good luck Anna! This is going to be a tough call.

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  22. very pretty, clearly you favor the quilted pillows. Would have loved to see a little more variety in the finalists.

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  23. Thanks for including me! I love every one of these, but I think my favorite is #6 by i have to say.

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  24. I just came upon your blog and love all your projects. I saw a few quilts I like to put on my wish list.

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  25. All of them are cute! I can't decided which one I love the most! It's got be between #8&9!

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  26. Of the pillows you chose, I like the 'plusses' version, #5, in the centre, the best!

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