Monday, February 7, 2011

I promised...

I promised my mama I'd make her some pillows. I think the idea was in January, and here we are already in February.  I'm glad she's been so patient with me, but I do really want to start. 

One lovely afternoon we surfed Flickr together to find inspiration.  You see, my mom is a lady who loves curves - ovals, circles, swirls.  I tend to gravitate towards angles - diamonds, squares, rectangles, wonky lines.  She loves my style, but not for her house, ya know?  So, we needed somewhere for my brain to start. 

Pillow Inspiration in Curves
pillows by Scrapstudio, lost and fawned, Anna Maria Horner and Cluck. Cluck. Sew

I think these four beauties are a fabulous start.  You can see that she favors the dresden plate look (which incidentally, I have no feelings for and would never have dreamed up myself).  I believe that a rectangle pillow will be my next small project.  Only problem is there are 2 quilts standing in the way right now, and one is a doozie.  More on that later.

Delilah

Perhaps you are cooking up your own pillow dreams for Blogger's Pillow Party this February?  Rita announced the prize - it's a sweet set of Delilah by Tanya Whelan donated by Fresh Squeezed Fabrics.  Since February is a short month, you only have until the 24th to make your entry. 

Do you have a pillow in the works?

14 comments:

  1. I have one I'm mulling over in my brain but even if I found the time to bang it out at this point, I won't be ready for Feb. Which is a bummer really because that Tanya Whelan fabric is A-mazing!

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  2. What about combining round and angles?? That should look interesting!!

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  3. I just finished two pillows - and was so pleased with how quick and fun they were. I'm thinking I might try an applique pillow.

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  4. Of course I LOVE those Anna Maria Horner pillows! Your Mom has great and fun taste -- can't wait to see what you make her (or maybe you should get her sewing, too. :)

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  5. That is fun that you are stretching in new directions with the pillow for your mom - good idea to look at inspiration shots together :)

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  6. I DO have a pillow this month! We'll it started out a quilt fail, but hey, it's still a pillow. I'll post on it this week!

    And LOVE that round pillow in the lower right!

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  7. Mmm, love those inspiration photos! I have a pillow idea and two huge pillow forms, the question is if I can find the time! :)

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  8. those are some great pillows! how fun for you, a little challenge. :)

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  9. Hey! I recognize one of those pillows... :) Thanks. :) I personally LOVE a rectangular shaped pillow. Can't wait to see what you create!

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  10. I DO have a pillow in the works, and funnily enough, it features curves!

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  11. I would love to make pillows that look like those. Love them all.

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