Thursday, December 4, 2014

Let the gift giving begin! {a finished pillow}


Last week I received a package of fabric from Hawthorne Threads from a giveaway I won.  In addition to the fabric prize, the lovely people there sent me samples of two of their in-house lines of fabric, Fair Isle and Bengal.  The little pieces of Fair Isle were just begging to be made into a pillow!


The fabric features cuddly polar bears and the cutest smiling narwhals!


My favorite print is the sleds.  The color is more peachy than pink, not normally a color I’d be drawn to.  But I love the combination of blues, peach, and grays.  The cool palette made me think this pillow would look fantastic on my friend’s white leather couch.

prince on a pillow

Apparently her cat, Prince (who has his own Instagram account) liked the pillow too!  Speaking of Instagram, I finally joined and you can find me as @beacraftygirl.

I also tried something new making this pillow.  Instead of binding it, I used my serger so there are no raw edges.  Maybe no binding gives it a more modern look?  Honestly, I was just looking to finish it quickly, but threading the serger after several months of no use proved to be more time consuming than making and attaching binding!


Most Christmases I give handmade gifts, but I am never organized enough to complete a project with enough time to photograph and blog about it.  Hopefullly 2014 will be different!


Last week I also received my Wild & Free and Priory Square preordered fabric.  I love it so much I cut into it the very next day, and then I ordered more of each line because I never want to run out.  Don’t deny it…I know some of you probably do the same thing!!!!


  1. It's a beautiful pillow Jamie. So wonderfully modern, and your quilting is lovely too.

  2. Such a fun pillow. The prints are so cute! I love the quilting you did on it too. Is it back and forth lines? Can you tell me a little bit about how you did it?

  3. I LOVE your pillow. It really turned out so nice and the quilting is perfect for it.

    I plead guilty to buying fabric like that too. I can see why you ordered more. Very pretty and great colors.

  4. I am in love with those polar bears!! Great pillows!

  5. what a cute cute pillow. I like the no-binding look - it suits this one!

  6. Cute pillow! I love all the polar bears.

  7. I love the pillow, so so cute. I have to admit there are a couple of lines of fabric that I would to have forever.

  8. Love the pillow, very modern indeed!

  9. That is the cutest pillow ever! I agree the sleds are adorable!

  10. Polar bears AND linen colored negative space = lovely!
    Yay for handmade gifts! (but there won't be any this year. I'm good if I get our home decorated and our advent wreath ready -as it's already the second advent sunday tomorrow. :-) )

  11. Congrats on your win! The bonus scraps are just adorable in your modern pillow. Love the different look you get with the edges serged instead of bound.

    The new project looks beautiful. Guess one of these days I will have to give in and join instragram myself...

  12. I love your pillow, and thought 'Hawthorne Threads ought to include it on their website' - so I checked and found it there!

  13. Those fabrics are so cute!! What a great bundle to win. I love the pillow you've made with them.


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