happy birthday pillow

It’s my Party- Project 2

I’ll admit that this week has been insane.  Birthday celebrations, graduations (preschool and kindergarten), cub scouts, lots of driving from here to there.  
But, there’s also been a lot of fun- seeing friends for the first time in years, lots of fabric buying and late night laughs with friends.
It means that I didn’t get to today’s project until, well, today.  But, instead of giving up on it, I went ahead and pushed through.  And, I’m so happy I did.

I had an idea of what I wanted this pillow to be, but I wasn’t sure how I would get it to come together.  Then,  I went shopping at my local quilt shop and saw these fun polka dot fabrics and they were just what I was looking for.
I used wonder under to fuse the “ribbons” to the front fabric, then added a layer of batting and muslin and quilted around them.  I love the extra bit of dimension the loft of batting creates.
I’m working on more pillows for our sofa, to add a punch of color to our family room, but for now, I think it looks perfect paired with this yellow shag pillow.
 And now I have to just comment on Gwen’s project.  When I opened the picture I was floored.  It’s gorgeous, don’t you think?  I LOVE the quilting she used on it.  I am always amazed at how rows of stitching can change the whole feel of a project and these straight lines on the angle are just what this quilt needs.  To see more details, head over to her blog.


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  • Gwen @ Gwenny Penny
    May 24, 2013 at 5:50 pm

    I love it, Amy! Love that you mixed up different size polka dot fabrics, and the colors are right up my alley. So cute! Thanks so much for doing this with me again this year 🙂

  • Lorene Nance
    May 24, 2013 at 6:41 pm

    Love this! The different size polka dots are just adorable.

  • Kristie
    May 29, 2013 at 2:20 am

    Love this. The different size dots, the colors in the roygbiv style. Perfection.
    Thanks for sharing!

  • Michele Pacey
    May 31, 2013 at 12:22 am

    So great Amy! I think it's great how you've played with the dots in there. And well, I love rainbow. Seriously.

    Happy Birthday to you! Wishing you a beautiful year to follow!

  • chris
    June 25, 2013 at 1:32 pm

    Love love the rainbow stripes…so happy. Hoping your birthday's been divine. 🙂