Friday, 8 January 2010

Sunshiny Pillow

Look what my Let it go - let it grow project from this post has grown into – a finished pillow.
Hand quilting the rectangular piece of linen took about one week of evenings listening to the TV. I did not have the heart to cut any of it off, so the upper and bottom parts of the quilted rectangle is on the back of the pillow.
A detail; the colour did not photograph well, maybe it’s too bright
Brightening up our sofa
I loved hand quilting this fabric so much, that I have prepared two more pieces. Just letting go was not that hard after all, so one of them is already growing.

Now I’ll add this to Amyulouwho’s Sew & Tell Fridays and Rosebud’s Fabric Friday. Pop over and get inspired!

31 comments:

  1. I love this! Such a simple idea but very effective.

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  2. Wow!! That's so cool. I love the colors.

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  3. Nina it is perfect! I can't believe you finished it already. you are such an inspriation

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  4. That is beautiful. I never would have thought of that. It would be a great thing to do while sitting at home on these cold winter nights! Thanks for sharing.

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  5. Oh Nina, your Let It Go pillow turned out so nice. Thanks for the tip on ironing sashing too. That task, no matter how hard I try, seems to always end up with one going the wrong way.

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  6. Beautiful! I love the stitching lines.

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  7. I love this. You are giving me ideas!!!

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  8. That is super cool. Its simplicity makes it so stunning!

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  9. Very nice! I love all the colour hidden in the orange :)

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  10. Beautifully done - great pop of color for a room

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  11. this is really beautiful. it adds so much color but it so subtle about the details.

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  12. I love this! I'm glad you posted the close-up shot. Your stitches are beautiful.

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  13. This is gorgeous! Simple is best sometimes, is it not? I love how the stitches compliment the linen texture. Beautiful.

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  14. This looks like it feels wonderful - and I love the colours. Beautifully understated - I'd love this in my house!

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  15. It looks great. In the photo it looks to have great texture and just begs to run your hand over it. Hope we get to see your other pieces.

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  16. Very pretty! I wish I could handquilt or at least have the patience and know how! It's beautiful!

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  17. Such a simple idea - and look at what a beautiful finish it turned out! Very, very nice!

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  18. So subtle, so perfect. I really love this idea.

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  19. Gorgeous! Looks so inviting there on your sofa, too. ;o)

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  20. I love it! The color, the stitching, the texture, the nearly solid color... A great way to practice those stitches. Yours look very tiny and even!!

    And I love your motto "let it go, let it grow" - makes a lot of sense.

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  21. Very pretty...great stitches, too!

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  22. Love it, great color, fantastic stitching.

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  23. So simple, yet so pretty. I do so love the hand-quilted stitches!!!

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  24. ooooo. this is really nice.
    i haven't been on internet for ages....and this is one of the first things i 'bump' into. :-)
    it's really cool. i love the colours.

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