Tuesday, February 4, 2014

I LIKE GLITTER AND GOLD

I have a confession to make:  I have never made a pillow cover.  Not ever.  I guess you could even say that I'm a pillow cover virgin. But, there's a first for everything.  And I've always been of the mindset that you should "go big or go home."  It's for that exact reason that whenever I go to an amusement park, I always do the biggest, baddest roller coaster first.  Once you've done that, all of the other ones seem like a kiddy ride in comparison.

I was at my friend Pam's a couple of weeks ago, doing some shopping and choosing some fabrics for our weekly curated bundles, when I put these fabrics together for our latest bundle, Glitter and Gold.  We were so excited about this combination that we felt a contest was in order.  Who wouldn't want to win these?  I had to have a bundle of my own, so Pam packed me up some fat eighths and sent me on my way.  Only there was a catch.  I had to make something.



I poured over Pinterest and this perfect pillow tutorial by Cori of Let's Eat Grandpa caught my eye.  Yes. That was it.  These fabrics were destined to become this pillow.  I've never done quilt-as-you-go before, so it was quite the feat.  I'm not sure I like it more than regular quilting, but that is yet to be determined.  Maybe I just need more practice.

I have yet to put the backing fabric for the pocket section on, but I just couldn't wait to share my accomplishment with you. 


 

Do you know what you'd make with these fabrics?  Want a chance to win your very own fat eighth bundle of Glitter and Gold?  Head to Mad About Patchwork's blog and tell us your idea.  It's that easy.  Easier even than sewing this pillow cover...

 

8 comments:

  1. This looks awesome, Laura! I love that you made this pattern, been mulling it over since I saw it, too :-)

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    1. Thanks! I really like the way it turned out, but it took a lot longer than I expected. Maybe because the pillow cover is so big though (22"x22"). I'd like to try it again on something a bit smaller :)

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  2. that is a seriously gorgeous bundle, and a seriously gorgeous pillow in the making :)

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    1. Is it bad that I'm considering more of this bundle ;)

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  3. Well that is a fabulous first pillow! I need to try out some qayg- it looks so cool!

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    1. Thank you! I think I need to try some more, too. Let me know what you come up with. I'd love to see it :)

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  4. You have pulled fabrics from LOTS of recent lines, and they all work together amazingly!

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    1. Thank you :) I think I just might have to use them again. I can see lots of projects made with these.

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