Thursday, June 13, 2013

Woodpecker.

I made a woodpecker. Then I turned it into a pillow. 



I had never made a pillow before, but my guild was having a swap, so what the heck? I sure made a pillow. 

This particular swap partner had just made a Kiwi pillow to represent her New Zealand heritage. She showed it off at the guild meeting, then when I got an email that she was my partner... I knew she needed another bird (coincidentally, she entered her pillow in the Modern Mini Challenge). Right?!


She also said she liked bright solids with low volumes. My specialty. I love bright colors!!!!

I used this pattern from Sewing Under the Rainbow. It is totally awesome. Pretty easy for me as an paper piecing person (maybe I am intermediate?). It took a bit of time though. 

Then I quilted it with some randomness, but not too much. 


Also, this fabric I used on the back kicks some serious awesomeness. I am sorry to report that I got it a million years ago (okay, about 3 years ago) at Ikea. It makes me happy, but it is probably gone from Ikea world. Except, I have a bunch.... future pillows, hmm...

I really wish I had not given this pillow away. Now I need one for my house. Yesterday. 

Pillow Stats:
Dimensions 18"x18" 
Fabric: Kona Cottons (various, message me if you want details), Essex Steel, and some random dottiness. Honestly, it is all from the stash and I have no idea.
Quilted: On my home machine with Aurifil (the bestest)

I am entering this in two separate linky parties. The final linky party for the Forest QAL (hosted by Shape Moth). Also, Ellison Lane is hosting a fabulous modern mini challenge, which pillows qualify as an entry. Woot! If you are visiting me from these fabulous parties, thanks!




PS - Photo outtake. Cat has to get involve in all things. I imagine he is thinking, "my paws feel awfully cushioned on this pillow. Thanks food-giver."

12 comments:

  1. I love the colors of the woodpecker, and love the godzilla like back :-)

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    1. So funny, I finally got the pillow yesterday from Beky, and I was so thrilled. You know I must have been dense as I did not even put two and two together. This was a total surprise. I love it. Thank you so much, Sarah!!!

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  2. Michelle is one lucky lady! Is it a straight swap, where you will get her pillow too?! Because both of you have done awesome work for this swap. Good things happening at the Triangle Guild, huh!

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  3. Fantastic - and I love that ikea fabric too :-)

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  4. Your woodpecker is great! So fresh and modern! I'm glad that you found it simple to piece:)

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  5. Such a rad pillow and love the back as much as the front! Thanks for entering the Modern Mini Challenge Sarah!

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  6. Love the movement in the 'pecker.

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  7. Visiting from Michelle's blog. LOVE this pillow and the Godzilla fabric is brilliant. :) I'll be back to check in with you from time to time. Find me @ theboredzombie.com.

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  8. That pillow is wonderful- and that backing fabric is brilliant. Too bad we only got an ikea last year, so i never had a chance to discover it :-(

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  9. I love this is the solids! Brilliant!

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  10. I LOVE THE GODZILLA PILLOW! Any chance you might want to sell your leftover fabric?

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