Friday, 4 December 2015

X-Factor Pillow Swap - Holiday Edition








I know there haven't been a lot of sewing posts lately, however, there has been a fair bit of secret sewing going on, which I am finally able to start posting about.  When Tiina  (Cottilello on Flickr) posted that the theme for the X Factor Pillow Swap - Round 12 was Holiday, my immediate thought was Christmas.

In New Zealand because we have a summer Christmas we don't usually decorate with holiday themed pillows and quilts, but I decided to participate anyway.  Nothing wrong with starting a new tradition in my home.

I kept thinking of a Christmas tree pillow, and one night while lying in bed, I had the brilliant idea of using a selection of green fabrics to make Sugar Loaf Blocks. While fossicking through my fabrics, I pulled out this bauble print from Ann Kelle's Jingle collection, which when fussy cut fitted perfectly in the centre of my blocks.

Carefully stitched in a simplistic tree shape with a star in the top block,  a wood grain trunk and various low volume backgrounds I had my pillow top.  Simple quilting and a bright cheery red Christmas print binding (again from the Jingle collection) completed my pillow.

This has now been sent off to it's new owner and I am waiting for my Christmas  pillow to turn up in the post - hopefully in time for Christmas this year.


9 comments:

  1. What a clever idea! Great Christmas cushion that your partner will love.

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  2. I am sure it will be cherished, it is beautiful.

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  3. It is fantastic! I love the little baubles in the centre of the triangles, that just makes it perfect for me! xx

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  4. I love this idea! Cushions are such an easy way of decorating for Christmas (no tinsel involved!) I'm sure whoever receives this will be thrilled!

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  5. I love everything about this... so clever!

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  6. Really good idea! Lovely and fresh christmas colors!!! I would love to have summer christmas right now. It's the darkes time of the year i Finland :)

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  7. A very Xmas-y cute cushion ... and great fussy cutting with those little baubles!

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  8. Oh, WOW! This pillow is great! I love the colors and the design - perfećt!

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  9. Love the design and how you've brought it to life! Gorgeous!

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