Friday, February 25, 2011

February Favorites {Blogger's Pillow Party}

Entries have closed for the February edition of Blogger's Pillow Party.  After much hemming and hawing, here are my 9 favorites.  Drumroll please....

February Favorites {Blogger's Pillow Party}


Starting at the top left, they are:

1. bright and airy in Central Park by The Petting Zoo.
2.  "Petals" with words to live by from Suzanne Loves...
3.  the Eiffel Tower by Stolen Moments
4.  purple stitches in reverse applique by Maureen Cracknell Handmade
5.  "Little Gems" in yoyos by Pickup Some Creativity
6.  re-purposed ruffles by a Stitch & a Prayer
7.  "Party Napkin" in solids by you know what i love?
8.  a rainbow hexagon by Erica's Essential Suchness
9.  scrapy-happy log cabin by Jacey Craft

The choosing certainly got harder this time, folks.  There were two Valentine's pillows (here and here) that were pulling on my heartstrings (ha.ha.) and other close calls as well.   In order to complete the near-impossible task of choosing just nine pillows, I kept asking myself, "which one would I want to take home with me?"  I honestly don't factor sewing difficulty in at all - just my personal taste.

I'm so glad I don't have to choose one winner, like Rita must (insert evil chuckle).  Rita of Red Pepper Quilts (a blog you simply must follow) is our February judge, and she may pick the winner from any of the pillows entered for February.  The mastermind behind Rita's favorite pillow will win 16 Fat Quarters of Delilah from our friend Randi of Fresh Squeezed Fabrics.  I know!  Be watching Rita's blog to see the winner announced by the end of February.


Oh, no, I do have to choose one winner this time, don't I?   Remember, Rita made a set of pillow covers (20" squares with invisible zipper closure) for me to give away as a participation prize.  Oh. dear.  So, I will have to think about that this weekend (between frantically finishing my mystery quilt). 



If you know Rita, then you know it would be an honor to own anything she's so meticulously made.

Next month, Aneela Hoey, will be our judge.  Start dreaming up some pillows, peeps!  (hint: she loves embroidery).  In the meantime, I'm curious again to know which was YOUR favorite pillow?  You can see all the entries here.

21 comments:

  1. You had sopoo many awesome entries this month! I love, love the rainbow one though! So clever!

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  2. They are all very lovely, I wouldn't like to have to choose either !!
    Nic ♥

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  3. There were so many great ones to choose from this month, I don't know how you narrowed it down. I can't wait to see which one Rita picks!

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  4. YOu picked two of my favorites: the bright and airy and the purple stitches, But I also LOVEd the rainbow one (no surprise), but my absolute fave is the misfit pillow by splendorfalls - that one is so deserving of a top mention!!!

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  5. love the repurposed ruffle pillow!!

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  6. YEAY!!!! : ) It was such a great thing for me to make that pillow. I love it :D Thanks Rachel : D!!!

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  7. So many awesome pillows, but my fave is the Central Park Pillow :) Beautiful!

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  8. Thank you so much for picking my Purple Stitches pillow! There were so many beautiful, inspiring pillows this month, each one being so different from the next. It must be painstaking to narrow it down.

    Thanks again!
    x
    Maureen

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  9. Holy cow, I'm so tickled to be included with such lovely things. Thank you, Rachel. Now to go visit the other lovely pillow!

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  10. i LOVE the one in the top left corner. they are all very pretty!

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  11. I was so surprised to see my pillow was picked, thank you so much!! There are so many beautiful pillows, and I have found them all very inspiring, and it makes me want to go sit down and get sewing!!

    -Anne

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  12. aw, thanks for including my pillow! i am totally digging that rainbow hexagon pillow. such a great shape and such bright, happy colors!

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  13. Oh my! My pillow was not chosen but thanks so much for the mention! I would have picked the first pillow, too, the Central Park pillow by PettingZoo. It is simply beautiful!

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  14. well, even though i didn't get the top 9, it means alot to me knowing that mine was one of your close calls. :)

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  15. Elephants on Parade, Every Cloud has a Silver Lining, and Candy Swirl are my top three. They are all wonderful and I have no idea how you could choose just one!

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  16. The pillows are beautiful. It's amazing how many techniques you can use to make a pillow.

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  17. Wow, thanks for picking me as one of your favorites this month! I'm thrilled! This is a very fun pillow party, and I'm glad we have two months to go.

    I agree that picking a favorite would be very difficult. I think one of my favorites is Don't Call Me Betsy's String Block Pillow.

    Thanks again for organizing this party!

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  18. Honestly, how can a person choose? The yellow and grey zig zag pillow is appeal to me in this moment, but it's not an easy choice at all!

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  19. Wow, I made it in your favorite 9? That's awesome!!! I just love getting to see all the great pillows.

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  20. They were all gorgeous, weren't they! Loved 'em!

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