Thursday, May 15, 2014

Le Challenge Entry: Hexie Flower Pillow

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The latest theme at Le Challenge is "Nature."  A flower motif is such an easy  response to the theme, but I will say this was definitely a time intensive project with lots of hand sewing.  The pillow is 24" square- I bought a brand new 24" pillow form at a yard sale for $1 a while ago and wanted to finally put it to use.  

I chose one of my favorite pieces from my stash, a Summersville print to be the background of the pillow - such cozy little houses!  


I did a zippered back with a Comma dot to cover the zipper.  I always use this tutorial, from Sew Mama Sew, to do a zippered pillow.  By using washable 1/4" tape instead of pins, I find installing zippers in these types of projects to be a breeze.


Don't my patchwork pillows look good together?  Time to make another I think.  (Thanks again to Jen for adding to my collection.)  I am loving making pillow lately because they allow me to try out a new technique without committing to a HUGE project.  I also finally have the space to enjoy a few decorative pillows in my home- they don't feel like clutter- as they may have in our former home.


Linking up to Le Challenge and Finish it up Friday.

 photo LeChalleng

11 comments:

MalinisQuilts said...

Love the hexagon pillow! Its so adorable!

The pillows look cute together ;).

Fran said...

What a fabulous idea to use Summersville in that way! Your cushions are great.

Indigo Blue said...

Lovely entry. I love hexies and I should really make use if them.

Steph Blair said...

lovely!

Vera said...

Great fabric choice. Love those tiny houses too.

Mina said...

Love the modern look of your Hexie flower pillow

DeborahGun said...

the flowers are so pretty, and I love the background fabric you chose to use :-)

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

Beautiful cushions! The flowers look so pretty and great fabric choices! Thanks for linking up to le challenge :)

Nat at Made in Home said...

Great cushions! Great intepretation of the theme of course. thanks for sharing on le challenge.

Helenjean said...

the flowers work so well with the background fabric. well done

Annee Earnest said...

Wow!! I love these so much!! Well done.