Thursday, October 25, 2018

Peek-A-Who? Blog Hop ~ My Day!



Here is my Bewitching Pillow Cover!


It is Wickedly Reversible! 


I made this pillow for the 



Peek-A-Who? Blog Hop



Here are the pieces to my pillow  ...

 a framed pinwheel block that was a leftover from making the quilt.
and a piece of a panel from my stash plus some stash strips,
extra binding fabric, a 20" pillow form,
and my snap pliers,

Most of these fabrics are from
Deb Strain for Moda Fabrics
Some are Eerily Elegant and some are Bewitching.
I love her fabrics, particularly her Halloween designs.

I am not going to do a tutorial for this pillow.
It is basically framed blocks.

I am going to show the details that make this pillow 
sew very special.


I added batting and quilted a free form spider web
on the pillow top before I added the border strips.
This was in part to practice the spider web before I quilted the quilt.
This made for a very nice puffy pillow front.


To make an opening for inserting the pillow form I used my Dritz Snap Plier
and bright orange plastic snaps.  I use a
 Babyville Boutique Snap Pliers and plastic snaps


This is very easy to do,
even if you have a bandaid on your right index finger
from breaking off your machine needle into your finger.

Ouchie!  all these years of sewing and I was dumb enough to somehow
put my finger under the needle late one night.
I yanked my hand back so hard that I broke the needle off in my finger
and had to use tweezers to pull it out.
With lots of antibiotic cream, it is healing rather well.
Back to sewing ...


To make the pillow I sandwiched the top and back,
right sides out and added binding as I would for any quilt.
I used the extra two-color binding strips that
I used to make the flanged machine binding on the quilt.

Tutorial for how I make my two-color binding Here

First I sewed it to the back of the pillow.



Then I turned the flanged binding to the front
and added piping by inserting cotton clothesline rope
into the binding.


Then I stitched it closed with my zipper foot.


This makes a crisp pillow edge.

Pretty and easy to remove for cleaning with the snap opening.


This large pillow cover measures 20" square.

The fabrics for the top of my pillow are

Bewitching and may be found HERE

I hope you have enjoyed your visit to my blog today.

Be sure to peek into all the stops on today's
Peek A Who? Blog Hop 

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Life in the Scrapatch((you are here) 


Here are the  Giveaways 
for this blog hop ... 



A lovely Gift Certificate
from the always generous

Fat Quarter Shop


Enter Here:

a Rafflecopter giveaway

and


This beautiful blue ...

Bundle of Fabrics from 
 Timeless Treasures

It's value is $60.00! 

Enter Here: 

a Rafflecopter giveaway 

Timeless Treasures giveaway has pictures of the bundle of fabrics. It's value is $60.00.

Best of luck with the winning! 


Thank you for visiting me today.



This pillow was made to match the quilt in the background.
I am sorry I cannot show you the quilt, yet.
That quilt was made for a quilt along 
that has been rescheduled by the host site.

I hope to show this quilt soon, even if it is after Halloween.

Before you go please be sure to visit,

Marian @ Seams To Be Sew

for a special treat, a free pattern!

Happy Quilty Halloween!

66 comments:

  1. Of course, I'm thrilled to have come by and seen your pillow. I like both sides, and the spider web quilting is perfect for that block. It all looks terrific. I was surprised to see those were snaps, since when I first looked, I was sure it was buttons. What a great idea!

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  2. Nice spiderweb pillow. And using snaps is a better idea than buttons and easier than a zipper.

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  3. Bootiful pillow! Thanks for showing us all the details of how you made it. I'm sure the matching quilt is wonderful.

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  4. Thanks for the details on the snaps. I didn't realize that colored plastic ones were available.

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  5. Your pillow is awesome! I like how you turned the pinwheel into a spider's web.

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  6. The orange snaps were a unique addition to your pillow & I like the spider web quilting on the pinwheel. OMG on your finger!

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  7. Such a cute project! I love the way you used the snaps for the closure! And the spider web quilting is really cute! Thanks for sharing! And, please, take care of that finger! It makes me shudder to just think about it!

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  8. What a fun surprise when you flip the pillow to the opposite side! Thanks for sharing! and the snaps are great!

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  9. Love your pillow and the snaps are a great addition.. Thanks for sharing. magshandlin@verion.net

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  10. I love the reversable pillow :) Also, now I need one of those snap thingies. heheehee, thank you for sharing.

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  11. sorry for your finger. ouch!! i love your pillow, especially how you used snaps for the closure. i will have to give this a try. i just got a new snap tool. thanks for sharing today. quilting dash lady at comcast dot net

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  12. I love the spider web quilting! What a great idea. Thanks for sharing.

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  13. That web quilting really adds a special touch to the project! I have that snap thing and never thought to use it on a pillow--thanks for the idea! Hope your finger heals soon.

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  14. The black thread really made the web stand out! You did a great job!

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  15. love your pillow and can't wait to see the quilt when you can show it.

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  16. I learned sew many things from your post today!! Thank you. How wide did you cut the binding for the pillow? I love the idea of the cotton rope for piping. Great idea for quilting with webs.

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  17. That is just too cute. I love your snap embellishments and quilting. That really knocks it out of the ball park! Ouch is right about your finger. I'd love to say, I have no idea what your talking about...but I'd be a big ole liar. It amazes me where my mind goes when I am sewing some days. That needle into a finger brings you out of that daze quickly though. :-( Thanks for sharing...I think I have to get some of those fun snaps now!

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  18. Cute pillows, and I love your quilting it looks very poofy and fun. Ouch the needle in the finger. I find when I get tired that I come very close to cutting my finger or sewing my finger. That is when it is time for me to stop.

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  19. Great design for a pillow! Love the colors and the orange snaps, but the web quilting is what's so impressive. You did a beautiful job! Love how it came out so puffy. Thank you for the tutorial.

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  20. Always love my visits here. I have a question for you, when you have a reversible pillow that is so dang cute on both sides which side do you display. Do you turn it around on a weekly, daily, hourly basis?

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  21. Great pillow! Love the spiderweb quilting design, & will have to give your edging technique a try.

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  22. I like the idea of putting the rope into the piping. A great project. Thank you

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  23. Wow - that panel piece looks like it was meant to be a pillow. Reversible certainly is rewarding!

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  24. I do 2 sided table toppers or runners...saves on space...I love your spooky pillow...

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  25. I'm so sorry you tried to commit yourself to that piece of fabric for a lifetime!! Definitely not good, but I'm glad it is healing. Your pillow is so cute - love the snaps and how you did the piping/flange on the binding - awesome!!!

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  26. Thank you! I am a fool for pillows the more the merrier.
    Elizabeth, Silverdale, WA

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  27. cute pillow! I like your closure idea. Nancy A: rangerer@sbcglobal.net

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  28. Bootiful pillow! I love the snap closure. You make it look so easy!

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  29. Such a charming pillow. Love the details and especially the orange snaps! Thanks for sharing.

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  30. Oh my gosh, the top two photos could be advertisements for "Autumn" or a serene bed and breakfast.

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  31. What a great pillow! Love the quilting and snaps. Thanks for sharing!

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  32. The pillow is fabulous, hard to decide which side I like most! Making it reversible was a great idea.

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  33. Snaps are a great idea. I did the needle through the finger trick when I was in 4th grade!

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  34. That is a wonderful Halloween pillow; the fabrics worked out beautifully. Your quilting and the finishing touches are outstanding. Love the snaps - how cute and useful. I've never thought about using cotton clothesline for the piping but I'll remember that from now on. Thanks for a great Peek-a-Who project.

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  35. That is so cute and I love the web quilting. Those snaps are just wonderful with it.

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  36. I just finished reviewing your 2-color binding. I'm curious, did you make your binding any larger because of adding the clothesline?

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  37. Thank you for all the wonderful close up photos. Your attention to detail is much appreciated.

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  38. Your reversible pillow is lovely! I'm looking forwarding to seeing the quilt also. Thanks for sharing.

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  39. Great project. Both sides are fabulous.

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  40. So creative how the snaps are both a decorative element plus a practical way to open the pillow for laundering! Thanks for sharing!

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  41. Cute pillow! Thanks so much for sharing!

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  42. Your Pillow is great! Beautiful project!!

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  43. Nice pillow and I like the snap opening.

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  44. Such great Halloween pillows! The spider web is a perfect addition to the panel pillow.
    nikilsend(at)outlook(dot)com

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  45. Great pillow. I will come back and see your tutorial for the binding. My favorite is still your web quilt from a few years ago! Thanks for sharing!

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  46. Beautiful pillow. Thanks for sharing!

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  47. Love your pillow. Thanks for sharing!

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  48. Thank you for sharing your pillows with us. They are stunning.
    Ronelle

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  49. Thank youfor your ideas and tutorials. I appreciate all the ideas.

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  50. Your pillow turned out so amazing, Pat, and I love the spider web quilting! Your photo of it all looks gorgeous, too. Thanks for sharing!

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  51. Great pillow - my favorite part - using the snaps for the closure. I often put in zippers, and not always successful - so love the snap idea.

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  52. Cute pillow! Thanks for sharing!

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  53. Great pillow! You do amazing work! I was on your site yesterday and found the spider web quilt and fell in love! I've bookmarked the tutorial and hope to try one myself...someday. Thank you for sharing and have a Happy Halloween!

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  54. Love your pillow! I like the idea of using the snaps for opening. Thank you.

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  55. I really do love your projects and the fabrics used. Such a fresh, modern, feel. Wonderfully done!

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  56. I love these pillows! I love the colors and the prints and the quilting and the snaps and just everything about them

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  57. Love your web quilting. I have the supplies for the snaps, but never thought to use them for pillows. Thanks.

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  58. Great pillow cover, thanks for some inspiration. I want to do some covers for guest room. Snaps are a splendid idea.🎃🎃🎃💚💚💚💀💀💀

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  59. Great pillow! I've done spider web quilting, too. Hope your finger heals quickly. That's not fun.

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  60. You did such a tremendous job with these pillows. We are really big fans of Halloween and love to decorate the office every year, but the detail in your work is just jaw dropping. Thanks for the share. Have a great rest of your weekend.
    World of Animals

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  61. Very cute thanks for sharing and the great giveaways
    Cork@pa.rr.com

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