Friday, January 21, 2011

i am lOVING....

i am lOVING mini's... any quilty kind, really! after my book-a-thon, i needed some instant gratification/ mini sweetness. so, i made this 16 X 16 inch pillow yesterday! ;) now, these are not my typical colors that i decorate with, but luckily i have friends & family to take my handmade color-clashing projects off my couch and put on their's when forced! hehe... so, i went for it!

i made mini 4.5" mini string quilt blocks that mimicked half square triangles....

and assembled them in a value quilt style block

i added a tiny boarder & 4 coordinating blocks!

a little hand stitching, binding and of course Home Dec fabric backing...

and presto - funky new pillow!

i'm off to find another { mini } to mess with!! happy stitching kids!! XO, Heather

42 comments:

  1. Well, maybe those fabrics weren't meant to go together, but they do work! It's like looking into a kaleidoscope--I love it!

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  2. I saw this on flickr, but didn't notice the hand stitching until now. Lovely!

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  3. I LOVE it! It wouldn't match my house either but it's so darn cute!

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  4. beautiful pillow! I love the colours and prints which you picked!

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  5. This is super! Nice design and colors.
    I'm loving those kind of "mini" quilts too because I don't have the time for big projects.

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  6. Very...very pretty! Not my colors either..but maybe now they are!

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  7. It's gorgeous! I love that color combination - so lively.

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  8. This is fabulous! I love the mix of colours it's really effective!

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  9. i love it!! can it come stay at my house?

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  10. I love it! So bright and happy!

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  11. Super cute Heather!!! It is so fun and bright!!

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  12. Really bright and cheery! Any chance of a tute on how to put binding on pillows??!!

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  13. so fun! i need a mini project to finish too! been working on big quilts for too long! great idea!

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  14. I hear ya there - def. making random projects this weekend, no big quilts! I think monsters and other assorted softie creatures are on the menu... we shall see.

    love this pillow by the way... my couch would love to give it a home if you REALLY need to get rid of it, hehe.

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  15. totally not my colours either but I am loving them!!

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  16. Holy moly, you'll never believe me, but I was thinking of doing a pillow like this too!! I love how yours turned out, it's just gorgeous :)

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  17. I love this, but I want a whole quilt made with these.

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  18. Love this! If it needs a home, please feel free to send it my way. I am a very neutral decorator and these are definitely not my colors. However, I have a 3 year old baby girl and with the recent deluge of Barbie this Christmas, this pillow would now fit quite nicely into my home. It would offset the Barbie Party Cruise ship nicely! :)

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  19. I love those colors! So if you need a recipient to pawn it off on, you know where to find me honey pie! -Gabrien

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  20. I think you might need to rethink the colors in your home...it would be a great time to do some painting and reupholstering and make it all match that beautiful pillow! It is stunning!

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  21. Maybe you could have a poll on whether the fabrics clash or not? Personally, I like them and would happily take it off your grubby, little hands!

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  22. you can send this to me it would fit perfectly :)

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  23. Great colours...I think the small scale of it it all really makes it darling!

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  24. I love it. You got me inspired to make one for me.

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  25. Mini sounds GREAT! I'm stuck in a bit of a Queen size rut. Love the pattern and the colours - Maybe a Cushions project next for me?

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  26. I like the non pieced corners. It really works!

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  27. Wow--this is really stunning!

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  28. So pretty, Heather! Isn't it amazing how tiny scraps tend to look good together even if they wouldn't have in big pieces?

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  29. Those aren't the colors in my house either but that's so wonderful I'd be tempted to repaint! The colors are so vibrant hey almost look like silk. I love how you made the string blocks look like HST. Very pretty!

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  30. What an amazing color combo and pillow - nice work!

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  31. Heather, I love it! so so cute, those mini string blocks are great.

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  32. I'm loving the color choices and fabrics.. Do you have a list of the fabrics you used? They are fabulous!

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  33. Beautiful! I'm very much into minis right now and have a lot planned. They seems so small to work with, but that just means you can finish them faster. :)

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  34. I'm not much into making pillows (yet) but WOW that is impressive ....you may have just inspired me .....AGAIN !

    Keep it up !

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  35. This looks fantastic! I really love the colors, and the little details!

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  36. What a bright & elegant pillow! Tiziana, Italy

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