Monday, June 2, 2014

'Canvas' Pillows and Pattern Giveaway!!

It's another giveaway!!! 
I know, right?


Woohoo!
Leanne's mod pop version soon to be a pillow 
Retired to Quilt's fabulous spiral quilted pillow

Canvas Pattern by Leanne at She Can Quilt

Don't you just love the pop that these pillows give to a room?!! Well, now you, too can add some zest to your decor by entering to win the Canvas Pattern, below.  The pattern is sized for everything from pincushions like Debbie from A Quilter's Table made (I can't get a picture of these adorable pincushions to load, but you can check them out thru the link, it's worth it).
To King size for Quilts or things in between like these delights:

Magnificent lap size quilt from Aylin Nilya, a blog well worth visiting

I wanted to make a pillow in Lori Holt's Vintage Happy as a part of the Finish Along over at The Littlest Thistle, but instead chose to make a pillow from the Canvas pattern to compliment the Bee Inspired Quilt that I made to celebrate Spring and Bees. You can read all about that, here :)
I'm a big fan of envelope backs on pillows as they make the pillow sturdier and seem to work out better for me in the wash. It has nothing to do with a fear of putting in zippers, really.  No, really. 
Ok, so it does, but I'll be over that soon! 
I began with this pile of scraps
See that package of fat quarters??? That's from my last Giveaway. Woot Woot!!

Then pieced them as per the pattern, with a little juggling of yellows along the way,



Then matchstick quilted the pillowtop and chose a golden yellow back to continue the summer sunshine theme. And to shop from the stash, which is just getting out of hand. But, that's not a bad problem to have, right??




Then Cut my backing, overlapped my sides to make the envelope (tutorial on how to do this), and sewed the whole shebang together.
Yippee!!!!


I'm pleased with these two every time I walk into the room. 

And now for the giveaway!!!!
Giveaway closed. But you can still get the pattern on Leanne's website, www.shecanquilt.ca
  1. Leave a comment, below, telling Leanne and I what size of project you plan on making, and what colors you would use,
  2. Tell us why you are inspired by these colors. We love stories!!
  3. Winner will be chosen, randomly, for the Canvas Pattern
  4. If you can't wait and want to get started right away, you can go to Leanne's etsy or craftsy shops today and get 50% off!!! Woot!!
  5. I'm thinkin' I'm gonna have to add two fat quarters to the winner's loot pile. So give us a shout, below!!
  6. Winner will be chosen 6/9/14 12 midnight AK time :) Good luck!!!!!!!!!!!!




Holy Mackerel!!! 50% off all Craftsy classes this weekend!!!

XXOO!
Lori













50 comments:

  1. I would make cushions using light blues and springy greens and adding a dash of pale rose somewhere. I've seen lovely curtain fabric in those colours and intend to decorate my living room with it soon and this pattern would make great scatter cushions.

    ReplyDelete
  2. I love the colours you chose. I was thinking of a grey and yellow cushion, but now I'm wondering about a monochrome ombre version

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. mmm mmm mmm! I like both of those choices!!

      Delete
  3. I would make cushions with batiks. They would match perfectly with a quilt that I'm sneaking time in on. :) Thanks for the chance to win.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I think it would be cool to see it in batiks, too! I hope we get to see a pic of both the quilt and pillows!!

      Delete
  4. Your pillow is gorgeous! I love blue and orange, and yours is so bright and vibrant. Cool straight quilting too.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you!!!!! My straight quilting does take an occasional wee wander, doesnt it ;) But that's what I like about the modern movement!

      Delete
  5. love the pattern- would love to make some pillows and that tutorial on the envelope backs will come in handy! Blues and purples and something loud for the border- lime green floral?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Oh yeah!!! purple and lime green!!!

      Delete
  6. I would make a pincushion, probably with some pink-ish fabric that I bought for a project and then realized that it really didn't go with the rest of the fabrics.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. That happens to me all of the time;) and then, it ends up being perfect for something else! Cant wait to see your pincushion!!

      Delete
  7. The yellow is so pretty - I decided to like yellow when my grade school best friend decided it was her favorite color!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Lol!!! That's how I ended up with bangs!!!

      Delete
  8. Pillows like these would help my family room.
    I really like the matchstick quilting
    And would need to make these in green orange and brown.
    the square made with the black printed back fabric --- looks so totally different

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Isnt that cool?! I would love to see pillows in these colors!!!

      Delete
  9. Orange/Yellow and Purple (like your flowers on the side of the blog) would be the colors. Why because I have always loved this colors. Pillow size looks good. 24Tangent "at" gmail "dot" com

    ReplyDelete
  10. I love your cushion with your quilt Spring and Bees, I don't want to be a copy cat, but I just love the way Navy and Yellow look together lately, a gal on my SMS giveaway days picked those as her favorite colors and I put a bundle together for her, and now all I can thing about is what I want to make in those colors.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It's true!! such a happy combo that I can't seem to give it up for something else, right now :))

      Delete
  11. I'd love to make lots of sizes!! I need to make a baby quilt for July so maybe a white background with pinks??

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. ooh!! that would be completely lovely!!!

      Delete
  12. I would make pillows using reds and white. These pillows would be for my neighbour who is crazy about red & white. Her house (outside) is white with red trim and she just finished painting a red feature wall in her living room. Thank you for the give away.

    ioleen.kimmel@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Wow!! that would be so striking!!! i would love to see a pic of the pillows 'in action' in her living room!!

      Delete
  13. I need new cushions! I love Navy and coral! thanks!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yumm! navy and coral are such a great combo!!

      Delete
  14. I seem to make lap size quilts the most. My fav colour is green, I walk into a shop and it's as if there is a rope pulling me straight to the greens. Thanks for the chance to win.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I think greens would be spectacular in this pattern!! A rope pulls me into every quilt shop, so I feel what yer sayin'!

      Delete
  15. I need purples! I would make a Quillow (a quilt that folds into a pillow) love the design and simplicity of it. Thanks for the chance.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. What a cool idea!!!!! Purples are so lovely!!

      Delete
  16. I looove your Pillows! & colors you used too! :)

    I would do mine in blues & greens...then some in purples for my NC Daughter...& thern more in browns & blues for Daughter close by! lol

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thats a whole lotta love!! I would really enjoy seeing all of the finished products!!

      Delete
  17. I am on my own stash reduction mission at the moment. Looking at your pillows, I thought that I should consider making a pillow case...that would eat up some fabric. I probably would use a dark background with my favourite country fabrics as a center.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. That would be bliss!!! I dont think I have seen any done like that! Send us some pics!!

      Delete
  18. I love the pattern as a pillow and I'm in need of some summer ones for out back. I want to do them in aqua and pink. I can see the them in my head, they look so good. Thanks for a chance to win. Have a great day

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I can see them in my head too, and they sure DO look good!!!!

      Delete
  19. Yay! Your beautiful quilt has a pillow to go with it! I had seen these pillows at she can quilt but I LOVE the pattern as a lap sized quilt. I think this pattern lends itself to bright, busy patterned fabric in the center and a solid background. I have a stack of psychedelic polyester that I've been planning on turning into a lap quilt that is an enlarged block. (backed in cotton of course) Also thanks for all of your great tutorials! I must bite the bullet and make some pillows. :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Whaaaat??!! That sounds stupendous!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! you clearly need to send us some pics when you make them!!!!!

      Delete
  20. I would make pillows with 2 shades of green, coral and palest of yellow.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. OOh wow!!! I have gotta see that!!! so lovely!!

      Delete
  21. I love this pattern! I would make it cushion size and use purples to accent the orange cushions I currently have on my couch.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Complements!! and so striking! I love it!!

      Delete
  22. I would make cushions for our living room inspired by a beautiful needlepoint picture I found in the garbage taped around cardboard and hung with a paperclip, which I rescued and had professionally framed -- humming birds and flowers in teal, green, pinks, blues and browns. So those are the colors I'd use. Thanks! sarah@forrussia.org

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. OOh OOh OOH!!! So glad you found that picture!! These sound awesome!!

      Delete
  23. I'm a quilt person...ie make it big or go home. I'd have to do it in purples.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. That's right Girl!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'd looove to see it!!

      Delete
  24. Would make a turquoise and purple cushion, just my favourite colours

    ReplyDelete
  25. OOH!! I would love to see how you would put those colors together! Stunning!!

    ReplyDelete
  26. I do like your color choices. I would like to sew a cushion for my daughter who likes yellow. I would copy your colors in the cushion pictured with the quilt.

    ReplyDelete
  27. Thank you Nicole!! i am just in love with yellow and blue right now :)) Cant wait to see your pillows!!

    ReplyDelete