Saturday, April 30, 2011

Monogram Pillow

I cannot even begin to describe how tickled I am over how this pillow turned out.

Anyone who circulates around the craft blogs has seen these pillows. The ones I have seen have used the "Edwardian Script" font, which is truly beautiful. I wanted to do something with a bit of a twist, and since I havne't seen one done this way, I'm taking credit for NOT completely copying someone HAHA!

I went to Hancock's on my lunch break with all intentions of getting a kahki-colored linen and either some black or cream felt. In the first row was all the pretty Spring colors... then I zeroed in on this gorgeous turquois color.

Now let me state, my style of decorating is not color-coordinated. I love ALL different kinds of colors and I just mash them up. Can't help myself LOL.

So I picked this turquoise color and had 2 yards cut, because, YEAH ME it was on sale for 40% off. Whoo-hoo! I had a 16" pillow form and knew I could get 4 pillows out of the 2 yards... I'm already thinking ahead about selling these :-)

I ventured over to the felt to decide on a color. I didn't like the cream; black was too dark. I saw a chocolate brown and thought "Let's try it." I wasn't 100% sure about it, but went with it.

I used my rotary cutter, ruler and mat to cut a 17" length of the linen. Out of that I cut a 17" square and split the rest of the length in two (I used an envelope closure on the back of the pillow).

The font I used is "Harrington", so I cut the letter out of felt, pinned to the front (which took me awhile to get centered) and stitched the letter on. I placed a 17" square of fusible batting on the pillow and machine stitched around the letter to quilt the pillow front.

The front was out of square from the quilting, so I used my rotary cutter again to square it up. I was left with a 16.5" square. I normally make my pillow smaller than the form so it's looks fuller. I sewed the front and backs together, turned and inserted the pillow form.

I am so in love with this!

This item is for sale here.

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21 comments:

  1. I think it looks great! Was it easy to sew around the letter like that? I have a feeling mine would look, well, not nearly as nice.

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  2. VERY easy. I used a walking foot that would be used for quilting. Believe me... it's not perfect. But aren't we always our own worst critics? LOL

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  3. Even tho I do look at some blogs, I have not seen this technique done so thank you for sharing it! You never know when YOUR post will be the one that someone sees and gives them inspiration.

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  4. Thank you so much Miss Kitty!

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  5. Now that is super, duper adorable! I SO need to learn to sew so I can do some of these adorable crafts! ")

    ~Shannon

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  6. Wow....lovely! I love your color choices and the pillow is outstanding.

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  7. I love Turquoise and Brown together. What a beautiful pillow! Did it take long to stitch around the letter - I just love how you did that!
    Thanks for sharing!

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  8. I love your pillow, the quilting and colors and initial all go together perfectly! Thank you for sharing it at Masterpeice Monday. Have great week, Mary :O)

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  9. Cute! I love the color combination! Found you @ Tip Junkie

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  10. I love the colors! Great choices. I haven't seen this type of pillow before - it's cute! Might have to try it out for myself..

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  11. I just found your blog and am your newest follower. This pillow is SO MUCH fun. Thanks for the great blog full of inspiration.

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  12. Ahhh I love this pillow! I'm a new followers of yours--love your blog. I'd love if you linked up to Sew Woodsy!

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  13. Lesley-

    Great color choices, and yes, I haven't seen this exact pillow anywhere on blogosphere {and I get around a lot}...it truly is an original!


    If you have a moment today, please share this with my readers @Creative Juice Thursday Hope to see yours among all the amazing projects!

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  14. That really looks amazing ... I love the way you sewed all around the letter. Great idea!

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  15. Very cute, love the color and how you sewed around the letter! Wahoo for the material being on sale!!

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  16. Visiting from tater tots - love your pillow - I bet these would sell no problem.
    Jennifer
    www.bigdandme.com

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  17. Love your pillow...the colors look great together!!

    Thanks for linking @'Sew Cute Tuesday'! I'll be featuring you tomorrow, so be sure to stop by and grab a 'featured' button!

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  18. I found your blog through Sew Cute Tuesday!!! Your pillow is lovely:) I'm obsessed with pillows, I can't get enough of sew much inspiration out there:) I'm following, cause I want to see more of your beautiful makes:)
    Hope you have a great day!!!
    xo
    Eleni
    p.s. It would be great if you had the time to stop by my blog @sewhappiness.blogspot.com, maybe you'll find something inspiring:)

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  19. Thanks for linking to Creative Juice. Hope to see you back again this week...

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  20. Ohhh, love this too! Okay, going to become a follower now! You talked me into it!
    Jenni
    kissedbyafrog.blogspot.com

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