Tuesday, May 5, 2020

Island Batik Ambassador's Ultimate Home Decor Blog Hop!

Welcome to the Island Batik Ambassador's Ultimate Home Decor Blog Hop!  I'm excited to share my beautiful pillow with you today.

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For this blog hop I was given the GORGEOUS Cascadia collection designed by Claudia Pfeil for Island Batik.  It's so rich and pretty.

You can win these fabrics from Island Batik!

Speaking of Claudia, I have been doing her quilt along for the last two months.  I decided that this would be a perfect technique for using her fabric!  Duh?!

So here are the pieces before assembly.

And after assembly.   It's amazing what a difference sewing all the seams makes.

My pillow is 24 inches square.  I have had this pillow since I was in college and it was desperately in need of a new cover.  This is so cheerful it just makes me smile.  I made it removable so it is washable too.

I'm not sure which is my favorite fabric in the collection, but I used this one on the back and it certainly is one of my top favorites.  I sewed my project with Schmetz Microtex Chrome needles and my favorite Aurifil Thread of course.  They work so well together.

I'm going to go curl up with a good book and my new pillow.  Enjoy your day!

I hope you get to quilt today!

PS....be sure to check out the amazing new collections from Island Batik coming to stores now!  See the links below.

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  1. Your new pillow cover is certainly bright and cheerful. It looks so great out by the tree.

  2. Now there is a pillow to brighten anyone's spirit a little! Hope you are all doing well up there.

  3. The seams sure do make a difference. I love the pillow and will peak into her QAL, looks like fun!

  4. Island Batiks remind me of the Caribbean Islands and the colours and fabrics that I've seen there. Gorgeous pillow, too! Was this an original design? Thanks for this chance!

  5. wow this is wonderfully colorful and full of movement. i just love this pattern. thanks for sharing and inspiring today. quilting dash lady at Comcast dot net

  6. This is lovely! So fun that you used Claudia's fabric AND technique! Those green and teal stripes on the sides of your pillow really sing.

  7. Great cover for a well loved pillow

  8. Beautiful pillow--makes me want to make one for myself!!

  9. What a happy pillow cover! I'm sure you will enjoy it for many years - you were smart to make it removable!

  10. Lovely pillow. They remind me of walking through a forest in early fall.

  11. These fabrics remind me of a well tended flower garden at mid summer. Thanks!

  12. Just as you have created in your pillow cover, they remind me of a beautiful garden scene! Thanks for the opportunity to win!
    Kathleen - kakingsbury@verizon.net

  13. The colors remind me of popsicles on a hot summer day! Gorgeous.

  14. Your pillow is so gorgeous! I love how you made a cover for your old, well loved pillow. And that backing fabric is to die for. Have a fabulous day!