Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Flower pillow

I am lucky to have this project done. With the weather we have been having - below 0 temps, but not much snow - school has been canceled the last two days, and it is too cold to go outside, and I have 5 wild and crazy kids home. But last night I prevailed and got it done. This is going to be going on Thing #2's bed, when it is all done. I made it with the leftover fabric from the back of her quilt. I just thought that maybe you would like to see the quilt so I will take a picture of her quilt that I finished last year so that you can see it later. (Aren't I so nice.) ;) You can see the quilt here.


 I have seen these ruffle flower pillows everywhere and I just figured I could make them. This pillow is what we started with. It was $1 at the thrift store, and I loved the round shape of it and that is was not to firm. It was just perfect for this kind of project.

I just measured it and cut my top and bottom and side pieces out. I then cut a long strip 3 inches wide and folded it in half, and then started sewing in the middle and went out from there. In looking at it now I wish that I had ruffled the middle more, but I am not going to pick it out. It will just have to do.

I am going to add a little covered button to the center, because I do not like how it looks just plain and because I do not like to see all the stitches in the middle.

I have plans to make 2 more pillows for her bed in addition to a sham, and I have painted half of her bed. I have just under 2 months to get this done - so I have plenty of time. hahaha, because I know I will be busting my butt at the last minute.

Updated 2/15/11I just found the bloggers pillow party and wanted to add my fun pillow to it.  I am not sure if I answered all of the questions so I will here to comply by the rules. I was inspired by all of the flowers that i see out there. I saw some done on pillows and knew exactly what I wanted to do! There is really no interesting techniques here. I gave some basic instructions in the beginning of the post, but this was a guess as you go kind of thing! ;) I already shared that this was made for Thing #2, when I get all of her bed stuff done.
Blogger's Pillow Party
Now check out this pillow party, because there are some beautiful things out there!

For the complete tutorial go here!
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26 comments:

  1. Very cute!
    You should enter my giveaway :)
    dominiquescraftcouture.blogspot.com

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  2. how cute! i'm making pillows for my oldest's new bed...always on the search for new ideas.
    this one is in i think!

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  3. What a fantastic up-cylce! This looks great. I love the color. I'm a new follower.

    www.theelephantstrunk42.blogspot.com

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  4. So cute! This truly looks perfect!

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  5. Hey Jen!
    Love the pillow, super cute. I am so proud of you for getting it done while surrounded by kids:)
    Come south, it's warmer here:)
    Christine
    greatoakcircle.com

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  6. This is adorable. I'd love to see a tutorial :)

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  7. Since most of the country is under a blanket of snow, I've been dreaming of quiet snow days snuggled up at home crafting away. I think my fantasy has been conveniently omitting the bit where I would have little ones running around with cabin fever :)

    Love the design you picked for the pillow, can't wait to see the quilt!

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  8. i saw a pillow like this at Target that i wanted but not for $30!!!!! come link up your creations at my Friday link party today www.smallfineprint.com

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  9. Very very pretty pillow. Yummy!

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  10. Oh I just love this! It's way better then that old pillow. So fun, I may just be trying it!

    Thanks for sharing in FFA!

    Hannah @ http://youngancrafty.blogspot.com/

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  11. Very cute! I love a cute flower pillow!
    Thanks for linking up to Making It With Allie! I can't wait to see what you have for next week!
    AllieMakes.Blogspot.com

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  12. I love, love, love this! Love the shape, the color, and all those ruffles! Great job!

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  13. SO pretty! I have to try this with muslin and maybe some wide lace? Yours is gorgeous.

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  14. This pillow is adorable! I agree that the button in the middle is a good idea. Wish I had a girl to make one for!

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  15. This is so cute!!! We love the ruffles and girliness SO much we featured you again!! ;) Thanks for linking! Hope you'll check it out!

    http://trulylovelywiththelaneysisters.blogspot.com/2011/02/fancy-this-features-edition-10.html

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  16. I love the color! Yours turned out really pretty.

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  17. Wow! This is awesome! If you have time, I'd love for you to share at
    http://haybirdblog.blogspot.com/2011/02/fluff-your-feathers-and-strut-your.html

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  18. Visiting from Embellishing Life - this is just so pretty, I love all those ruffles!

    Kimberly @ The Muddy Princess
    www.themuddyprincess.blogspot.com

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  19. You've been featured at this weeks Hookin Up with HoH #36!

    Feel free to stop by and grab a button!

    ~Allison @ House of Hepworths

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  20. TOO cute and certainly a to-do-soon project for me

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  21. Amei é linda,entrei como sua seguidora,um beijo Brasileiro

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  22. I think it looks amazing!! Nice job!! Thanks for auditioning for OMTWI!

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  23. Awesome upcycle! I have a stack of pillows that are awaiting upcycling! I would love for you to link up any of your projects to my Ten Buck Tuesday link parties!

    And I'm a new follower :)

    www.youngnester.blogspot.com

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