Wednesday, May 06, 2015

SMS Giveaway Day: Patchwork Pillow Cover

Welcome to my giveaway for Sew Mama Sew Giveaway Day.  I really didn't think I was going to be able to participate for this round, but I made a pillow cover just in time.  This is a 16" patchwork square pillow cover made with some of my most favorite fabrics, leftovers from a quilt I made last year:



The pillow back is made with a flapped, zipper enclosure and this fun bike print:


To win, please leave a comment on this post before Sunday, May 10 at 5 pm PST.  International entries are welcome.  If you want to just say hi, that is fine.  If you have any baby name suggestions for me and feel so inclined to give me a suggestion (boy or girl- we never find out the gender ahead of time), that would make for fun reading for me.  Only thirteen more days till our family welcomes the little one and I cannot wait because I am so sick of bring pregnant!!!

Another entry for following me on my blog (via Bloglovin, Google+, etc.) or on IG (@dresdenlane) is also available.  Just leave another comment letting me know this.

Sewing, quilting, and thrifting.


Here's an idea of the kinds of projects I have been posting lately:






Thanks for stopping by and good luck with entering all of the giveaways.



The random number generator chose #13, Christine Sullivan.  Thanks to all for participating and giving me lots of great baby name ideas.

184 comments:

Bobbie said...

Cassidy Morgan is one of my favorite names
Love the pillow top and the back is super cute too! That little dress is adorable!

Chiara U said...

Your quilting is gorgeous!
And I love the surprise bike print on the back of the pillow!

Andrea York said...

How about Sarah for a girl and Andrew for a boy! Good luck!

Alana said...

I love watching all the stuff you do! I wish I had the timE! As for names, the only name we loved that we didn't get to use was Molly :)

Ann said...

Can't resist suggesting baby names! For a boy I love Benjamin, for a girl I like so many: Quinn, Charlotte, Francesca (Frankie is so cute), Ava, and Maeve just to name a few. Good luck!

Monika said...

Your pillow is gorgeous!! And the fabric on the back ... I do have a bike like this - with a basket on the front :) but in a bright red - LOL.
Here in Germany PAUL or ANNA are very famous names ...

Anita said...

HI. I just had a baby 8 months ago and named her Aylin after a quilter in Germany that I know from Instagram.

Anita said...

I already follow on bloglovin and would be thrilled to win this gorgeous pillow cover!

Danette Stankovich said...

Following on bloglovin. Love your Aragon bag. Plus your quilts and your daughter.

Danette Stankovich said...

Here are my suggestions for names:
Daniel or Christina.
Have a happy delivery! peterstankovich@comcast.net

Amy said...

Beautiful pillow - love the postage stamp style.

Crafty Ashley B said...

What a beautiful cover!

And baby names... Elizabeth, Emily, Hannah, Molly, Adam, Benjamin, Joshua, Alexander. Just a few I like!

Christine Sullivan said...

Love the patchwork pillow cover.

Baby girls: Molly Elizabeth, Madison Elise, or Abigail (Abby)

Fran said...

Lovely cushion! I'd have been tempted to keep it with the quilt... Rosie or Robin.

Mrs. Porter said...

Following via Google+. Love your work and your artistry. Genevieve or Gwenevere for your girl.... Charles or Phillip for a boy. Heart you girl!

Jessica said...

Beautiful patchwork! I'm partial to Alexander for a boy and Molly for a girl ;)

Catherine said...

Wishing you a smooth & joyful delivery! We named our boys Thomas & David (I love the classics). I would probably go old school for a girl, too.

Kay said...

Thank you for a fun giveaway. My suggestions are Huw for a boy, and Susannah for a girl. x

Kay said...

I already follow with Bloglovin. x

ThreeOldKeys said...

What a wonderful pillow ... count me in for the drawing! Thank you.

Tawny said...

Hmmm baby names... well I named my son Logan, which didn't seem like a popular name at the time, but now there are about 4 Logans in each and every class at his elementary school. I still like it though. My daughter's name in Lane, which is much less common and we can call her Laney, which is the BEST! :D

ThreeOldKeys said...

Following you on bloglovin.

Oh, and I think "May" would be a perfect middle name for a girl born this month!

Melissa Graham said...

My kiddos are Brett Isaac and Kendra Hope. If little Boo had been a girl he would have been Hannah Faith. Congrats on your new little bundle!!

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Melissa Graham said...

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Buffy Skolnick said...

LOVE this scrappy pillow cover...your quilt is beautiful! Love baby names...my girl is Matilda. Also love Maeve, Dahlia, Orli (Hebrew for light), Gertie, Annie and Mabel. Boys names: Jonah and Judah were the only ones on our list but I also like August/ Gus, Theo, lawson.
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Btrflywmn said...

Love the pillow fabrics! Khloe is a cute girl name, hope you have a smooth delivery :)

Leo said...

I would vote against Kevin and Michelle ... that are the names that everyone picks for their kids here (Germany) when they want to sound so "cool and international".

I always liked Jocelyn and Claire ...

Michelle Olsen Sasak said...

Bethany & Benjamin are pretty great. Pretty much any name on the social security website's top baby names from the 1980's or earlier. I love traditional names. Thanks for the chance to win! mto2golsen (at) gmail (dot) com

Michelle Olsen Sasak said...

I follow with Bloglovin'.

go_design said...

We had a baby last year and named her Summer.

Mary Kay Wilburn said...

Super cute pillow! For a girl I like Olivia
For a boy William or Joseph

yorkie mom said...

I am a Bloglovin follower.

yorkie mom said...

Love the pillow. So cute. Thanks for the giveaway. Ps... I like the names Hazel and Hazen.

Alexis Borsboom said...
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Alexis Borsboom said...

Whoops...trying again, sorry about the messed up deleted post.

Best luck with those uncomfortable last days! If our boys were girls, they would have been Cordelia and Theodora. I still like those names but we'll never use them!

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kris said...

I love the name Ava Jane.

Brooke said...

My girls are Eden Rose and Lillon Adella. :)

kathy said...

Please don't spell traditional names with modern twist.
In Finland, they don't name the baby for two months - waiting for personality to emerge.

I don't quilt too much because while I like cutting out square after square and figuring out the engineering, I don't like sewing 81 squares together.

Thanks for the giveaway.

free indeed said...

Congrats on the upcoming baby..they are so precious! I had 6 myself and I have 15 grandchildren...so far...:) Another due this fall. If I had another boy we would have named him John Edward. Nice old fashioned name and Grace or Joanna if we had another girl.

Suzanne Daniels said...

What an awesome giveaway. I like old fashioned names. I love Edward for a boy and Lucy for a girl.

Suzanne Daniels said...

I follow you on Bloglovin :) Ooh, and I love Jack too. I always wanted to call my son Jack, however, with my surname, I just couldn't do it to the kid. Now I'm glad I didn't cause we ended up naming him Leo and it fits him perfectly. Good luck.

Stephanie said...

baby names hummm I like Lillian

Amanda said...

I absolutely love that pillow cover!! I'm not good at suggesting names, but my daughter's is Cora Rose and I love it so much! :)

Southern Gal said...

Well, I would have suggested Charlotte for a girl, but now that the princess is Charlotte it will probably be very popular. It's actually my first name. My granddaughters are Nora Rose and Ava Pearl. Love them. My grandson is Hollis David after his great- and grandfathers on both sides and his daddy. Whatever you choose will be perfect. ;)

Donna said...

Congratulations! So nice to be surprised on d-day!
Picking out names is hard, especially if your husband makes jokes out of them like mine did :).
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Gill said...

Fabulous!
How about Charlotte Elizabeth after our new little Princess????

Gill said...

Bloglovin follower

Jodie said...

I follow on bloglovin. Love all your projects!

Jodie said...

Baby names are hard to choose, especially boy names. I like old fashioned middle names. Best wishes!!

LittleHouseontheDairy said...

Such an exciting time for your family! Some of my favorite names are Rose for a girl (my Mother and daughter share this as their middle names) and Emmett (We named my son this after my grandfather)

Holly said...

I love the bright colors, and never seem to get around to making pillow covers even though they are quick projects (compared to a whole quilt). I'll suggest Avery as a name.

Beccy said...

How did I not figure out you had a blog till today! Love the bike fabric on the back of the pillow, it reminds me of something else you made! 😉. My baby advice is that you let me get my baby fix at guild meeting when you need a break! You amaze me with all your sewing as you wiat for your little one to arrive!!!!

Mama Mama Quite Contrary said...

What a gorgeous pillow!

Mama Mama Quite Contrary said...

I follow through Feedly.

Sherry said...

Your pillow is great, I love the cheerful fabrics and the bike fabric backing is perfect. We never knew what our children were ahead of time so often scrambled to agree on a name. I love the name Emma and Matthew has always been a favorite.

Sherry said...

I am already a follower on Bloglovin

Wild Irish said...

The Bike print on the back is amazing... fabulous cushion cover

Jennyroo said...

I am partial to the names of my three beautiful boys: Reid, Corbin, and Dexter. Congratulations!!

Laura said...

What a beautiful pillow cover! I love the name James for a boy and Eva or Zoey for a girl

Liz Scott said...

I love scrappy, and I love cycling, so doubly love your pillow! I played with Heath and Heather for my first pregnancy, was a boy, so my oldest son is Heath. Love Heather though! lizisquilting at gmail dot com

Mia J. said...

The pillow is beautiful. I love the bike print. My daughters name is Emma and for a boy I like the name Finn.

kelsey said...

This is the most ridiculously cute pillow ever!!

melisgm said...

I'm loving this pillow! xoxo

melisgm said...

P.S. I am following you on Bloglovin'!

Michell said...

Lovely pillow

Michell said...

Bloglovin follower

Catrin Lewis said...

I'm gonna have to share my kids names. Anwen, Marged and Benji. Benji is the only boy. (They're Welsh names)

Good luck with the next few months x

Kelly said...

Love the fabric in the pillow. Baby name - Abigail.

OhioLori said...

Love the Pillow cover!!! Beautiful!!
Also love your Darling Model, in her very pretty dress!! So cute!!

We just had new Granbaby, and his name is Keller. Also have Grangirlie named Chloe. :)

cheeky monkey said...

Baby names is always tricky but at the moment I love the Irish names. Unfortunately they are a nightmare to spell.

Roisin (speak Roshin)
Siobhan (speak Shivan)
and on the boys definitely Maitiú

All the best!

OhioLori said...

I am a new Follower of yours thru Bloglovin too :)

Bernie Kringel said...

Wishing you a safe delivery and a happy, healthy little one! Love the pillow cover.

Bernie Kringel said...

I follow you on Bloglovin.

Sarah said...

How about Alina for a girl, or Nikolai for a boy? sarah@forrussia.org

Mindy said...

You are the not the first to ask for baby names in a sewing blog recently .. and I'll give you the same suggestions (since I know nothing about you or your taste in names except that you are creative and like sewing). Denim, Corduroy, Lacey .. use fabrics or colors for inspirations, or for something more subtle, name them after one of your favorite lines of fabric or designers!

Deb (Two Cheeky Monkeys) said...

All the best with the rest of your pregnancy!
Some of my favourite names are:
girls - Charlotte, Saskia and Natasha
boys - Elijah, Matthias and Spencer

Christina Menchaca said...

Beautiful! you do an amazing job!

Seraphym said...

gorgeous pillow! and wishing you all the best!

Susi said...

Thank you so much for the chance! And dont worry about baby names - as soon as you see your little person you will just know the right name :) But if you really want suggestions...Id say Mathilda for a girl and Lasse for a boy (just love Scandinavian names :))

SAHM said...

Rheanan is a favorite girl name

Lee said...

I love your work! thank you for the lovely giveaway - good luck w/ the new family addition - I love the names Krista and Simon.

Lee said...

I follow with Bloglovin!

Vicki H said...

I love the bright pillow cover. So very pretty. Naming a baby is one of the hardest things, best wishes for your family.

Deb said...

Love the pillow. I think Charlotte is going to be a popular name this next year.

Jane S. said...

We named our 2 baby girls Pearl and Helen, so of course I love both those names! If they had been boys they would have been Ike, and Clark.

Gosh, what fun, enjoy the new arrival! :)

Little Ella Lu said...

Congrats! My girls are Eleanor and Laurel.

wrightthisway said...

I am following you on IG, google, and bloglovin. Crossing my fingers and toes. I could sure use a pick me up!

wrightthisway said...

I am following you on IG, google, and bloglovin. Crossing my fingers and toes. I could sure use a pick me up!

dcargill said...

I love your quilts!

crazyestonian said...

I love your color choices on your quilts, especially the star quilt! I always struggle with colors (but I am primarily clothes sewer and have only done a few quilts).

As far as baby names, I strongly suggest not picking a non-traditional spelling. My daughter's name is Liisa (traditional Estonian spelling since I am Estonian) but in the US where we live we get corrected all the time. Umm, yes, I actually do know how to spell my 9-year-old daughter's name. Same with my own name, Anu. It always gets corrected and I have to spell it every time someone asks my name. It gets old.

That said, I am sure at the right moment the right name will come to you :)

principeta said...

Love it!So colorful,lovely colors and patterns too.Your work is amazing!lovely giveaway,thank you for the chance to win it.

tammi said...

Baby names are tough. I work in pediatrics, so I've seen a lot of names! As soon as I think a name is interesting and unusual, I see it everywhere!

Tori said...

Love this pillow and the matching quilt. For a boy: Noah, Ashley, Oliver or Alexander. For a girl: Molly or Madeleine.

Irina said...

Congratulations! You're nearly there!
I can share my kid's names: Hana and Conor
I like Irish names (dad is Irish), like Laoise (Leesha), Cuisle (cushla) for girls. Ciaran (Kiran) for boy…
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Irina said...

Congratulations! You're nearly there!
I can share my kid's names: Hana and Conor
I like Irish names (dad is Irish), like Laoise (Leesha), Cuisle (cushla) for girls. Ciaran (Kiran) for boy…
irinadejuanATgmailDOTcom

Christine said...

What a lovely cushion and quilt!
My girls are called Eloise and Naomi so obviously I like those names

Lindsay said...

Ah, I remember those days well! Sarah was a girls' name I loved. I also liked Jacob for a boy. I hope everything goes smoothly for you!

Lindsay said...

Very excited to be following you on bloglovin! Love your work!

audrey said...

Good luck with the rest of your pregnancy! My sister is pregnant, so we have been discussing a lot of baby names. I think my favorite for a girl is Isla, and my favorite for a boy is Oliver.

kt said...

I like Benjamin and Timothy Roger for a boy....but names are so personal! For a girl I like Chelsea. Good luck to you!!

Kathy H said...

Beautiful pillow and I am loving all the bicycle prints out there lately. Some of my favorite names, Jennifer, Elizabeth, Kathryn and James.

Kat said...

I love that pillow!
How do you like Lilly or Leonard?

Pamela Neal said...

What do you think about Journey...that never would have been my choice but I met a little one yesterday and she was just adorable!

Pamela Neal said...

I am following you on Bloglovin

Jenny said...

i still love the name Beatrice. My youngest would have been a Bea had he been a girl! good luck.

Jenny said...

and i follow you here and IG.

aaseevana said...

Congratulations and Good luck to you with the baby!!!!!!! Love your work :-)

Erica Dietz said...

I like old fashioned or traditional names. Some we have considered but didn't end up using are Charlotte (Charley), Abigail (abby), Ezra, Oliver...

budgeteer said...

Hi : ) My favourite names are Isabella, Imogen and Charlotte x Thank you for the chance to win.

Lisa said...

My name is Elizabeth and it is a very old name! Love your pillow

Little Bits of Lovely said...

Oh my absolute favorite name is Isabella Rose, it sounds so vintage and dream like!

Patti said...

My daughter had a little boy just this morning! She's thinking of naming him Rhys.

Mrgbean said...

How about Clyde for a boy and Charlotte for a girl? Best wishes for an easy delivery!

Karen said...

Ooh, I love that last picture with the dark starry quilt. Don't name your baby Karen. I mean, you can, but it's not the best name ever, and I know. God luck!

Lori said...

pretty pillow thanks for a chance your projects are wonderful think about it this way you will give birth before it gets way too hot to be pregnant lol hoping all goes well and you and baby are safe

Rachel Martorano of Ravens Rascals said...

I love thinking of baby names! For a girl, Angelina Sophia and for a boy, Noah Richard. :) Good luck!

Rachel Martorano of Ravens Rascals said...

I'm following via bloglovin'

Chiska said...

How exciting for you! I don't have any great baby names. Best of luck!

Angelia Lanouette said...

Congratulations on your new little one! My two boys are Matthew and Daniel. I have always liked Megan and Abigail for girls. The pillow is gorgeous...love the backing fabric!

DeborahGun said...

This is such a pretty pillow :-) I have two boys (Ollie and Simeon) but have always loved the name Sophie for a girl!

DeborahGun said...

I am a happy follower on Bloglovin!

Aideen said...

I have a little 5 month old named Teddy and yes he is my little Teddy bear!

Aideen said...

I have a little 5 month old named Teddy and yes he is my little Teddy bear!

Stash Avalanche said...

Your pink star quilt is gorgeous. I'm hopeless with names but currently like Lily and Olivia for a girl, and Thomas and Matthew for a boy. Being 9 months pregnant is like being a beached whale - I remember it well especially crawling around on the floor trying to layer a quilt!

giddy99 said...

Love the pillow! I personally like the name Penelope (it's timeless).

giddy99 said...

I am following you via BlogLovin and Feedspot!

Beth said...

We have some friends that named their new little boy Finnley - and he is a real cutie!

Beth said...

I follow you on bloglovin

Rebeckah Austin said...

Wow the quilt is beautiful!

Anonymous said...

HI, very nice fabrics in your pillow,
most popular names here in Belgium are now : Marie & Finn, good luck!

(btw. Ilike your tulips quilt)

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Lindsay @ 402CenterStreet.blogspot.com said...

Beautiful pillow! Thanks for the chance to win. I love the name Lily for a girl. My husband would suggest Maximus Prime for a boy. ;)

Sarah said...

Gorgeous pillow.

My friend recently had a little girl and named her Everley, and I really love the name Cricket (a little weird I know) My kids are Elora -13 (only ever met one other)and Riley - 2 (wanted a more original name but my husband wouldn't let me) I liked Arlo for a boy.

Tiffany said...

So pretty! What about Beatrice?

Kristy said...

This is so beautiful, thank you for the chance! :) As for names.....Baxter for a boy or Noelle for a girl. :) Congrats and best wishes as you add your sweet bundle to your family!

Kristy said...

Following via bloglovin and IG! @hopeuflthreads

Erika said...

Alexander is a great name for a boy

Erika said...

I follow on Bloglovin'

Connie Cain said...

Congrats on the new one! A cheerful pillow would look great on my couch. :)
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Connie Cain said...

I follow via BL. :)
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Kari V. said...

You made it in time! I am amazed by all you get done. I hope you are doing well!!!

Victoria Thwaites said...

I'm the mum to Reece and Xanthe great names!

Victoria Thwaites said...

I'm the mum to Reece and Xanthe great names!

Julia Glotova said...

Hi!
Thanks for a chance to win!
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Kelly said...

What about Alice? Or Samuel?

That is a lovely pillow cover!

PT in SC said...

Love your scrappy pillow!

atabanana29 said...

This is so beautiful!

atabanana29 said...

I follow you on bloglovin!

CarrieM said...

My favorite names are Roland, Molly, Lillian, Jack and Anthony. (I've used them all!)

Nicola said...

I love the name Lila for a girl and Luke for a boy!

Jeneta said...

My name suggestions are: Lucy, Clancy, Eli and Matilda.

Liz said...

I love your pillow. Congratulations
I am a traditionalist for baby names
I think William or James for boys
Elizabeth or Charlotte( we cannot have 2many princesses) for girls

Ella and Nesta said...

For a girl I really like Clara and for a boy Eric!
Love your cushion! All your work is beautiful. Very happy to have found your blog through SMS Giveaway Day!

Ella and Nesta said...

I'm a new Bloglovin' follower!

DESPINA VENETI said...

Congratulations, may it be a healthy and lucky child!
I adore this pillow cover.

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DESPINA VENETI said...

I follow on Bloglovin as DESPINA VENETI

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Lixie said...

I love flower names. Holly or Jasmine maybe?

Lixie said...

I follow on bloglovin.

Victoria said...

I have never been able to name my babies until they were in my arms... especially since I never knew the gender before birth. Best wishes for a healthy birth!

Anonymous said...

I love your quilt and pillow, thanks for the chance to win!

For boy names I like Kai and Graysen. For girl names I like Ella, Lillie, Emersen, and Aspyn. The girl names are my granddaughters!

Annette @ kmich@frontiernet.net

Trish said...

Congrats!! I love the names Lilly, Cecilia, Maxwell and Jackson :)

I also love this pillow cover!!

Angela said...

Annika for a girl. Issac for a boy.
I love the pillow cover.

Allison Dey Malacaria said...

The patch pillow cover is lovely! Great giveaway item! As for names, I've always loved the name Gemma for a girl and Caleb for a boy. Congrats!

Nikita said...

I've always like the names Anyah, Olivia, or Sophia for a girl.

Becks said...

Adorable cover! And those bicycles... <3 My kids are older, so no more for me, but love the names Bailey and Liam. Congrats!

Becks said...

Adorable cover! And those bicycles... <3 My kids are older, so no more for me, but love the names Bailey and Liam. Congrats!

Jess Burns said...

Baby names - my mother gave me & my brother "boring" names so that they are easy for people to spell (this didn't quite hold up for the next two kids!) Ruth is a favorite; if I had a daughter I would think about naming her Lillian, but that's just because I knew a Lillian.

Jess Burns said...

And I follow on bloglovin

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Michelle said...

I have always loved the name Charisma for a girl.

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Michelle said...

I follow via bloglovin

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Barbara Bailey said...

Love the pillow cover!
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Jill R. said...

The pillow cover is so pretty! thanks for the chance to win!

Dawn said...

Well for a girl I like Rikay, it's my sisters name and I have never heard before she was named this.
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Dawn said...

I follow you via Bloglovin (dawn743).
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Ramona said...

Your pillow top is so darn cute and would look great in my living room! Names are so hard to recommend.
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prim.rose said...

I love bikes! so cute.

and congrats on the little one! I love Sienna Rose. and am not good with boy names. =P

Stacy said...

Gorgeous pillow cover!

Christy said...

Great pillow! Baby name: Lucy.
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Christy said...

I also follow on bloglovin.
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Kimberly said...

Lovely pillow! My favorite girl names that we never used are Penelope and Charlotte. (Charlotte might be getting popular though, with the new princess being named that!) My favorite boy names are Silas, Oliver and Elliot. Thank you for the giveaway!

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