Monday, February 4, 2013

What? Another Pillow?



I know. I've been stuck on a pillow making theme. But it's fun and calorie free!  My hexagon pillow is 16 inches x 30 inches and made with a charm pack of Salt Air by Cosmo Cricket. I wanted a pillow I can lean on while reading. And I wanted to try out a new template. 



This is the acrylic template I used to cut the hexagons. It works with five inch squares.  You can see how the half pieces of hexagon are cut and then pieced in a linear manner. The template works with jelly rolls, too! I've seen this process of making hexagons before and I like how easily larger blocks go together quickly.




The crocheted shawl in the background was made by a lovely friend, Barbina. I don't think she knew when she made this that one of my favorite colors is persimmon red. My little front room where I hibernate is painted the same color as the shawl. I have the shawl draped across a chair where I can admire it. 


And so I leave you with a burst of color and a bit of chaos. I enjoy seeing the pillows jumbled together. I'm not worried that the House Beautiful police will be visiting any time soon!
Pillow Cacophony
 
The winner of the recent giveaway from five monkey fabrics is Kim. Congratulations!

See you soon!
xoxo

48 comments:

Amy DeCesare said...

You just can't have too many pillows, in my opinion! That photo is going straight to my Pinner...love it!

Janine said...

Your pillows look gorgeous jumbled together! This has to be the best way to make hexies :)

Acorn to Oak said...

What beautiful pillow! I love the colors and the pattern. And, that shawl is really pretty too. What a great color! I recognize the pattern...I've made several of those.

Kat said...

Your pillow is beautiful! I've always wanted to try that method with the "half hexies." Your post makes it look do-able, I think I'll need to finally try it. My acrylic hexagon is for a full hexie (not a half) but I'm thinking I could still use it? I'll have to give it a try (not sure about seam allowances).

Bev said...

Beautiful, colorful, wonderful. My favorite colors. Guess I'll be buying a new ruler!

Cheery wave from
Bev

Sooli said...

What a great pillow, I'm a reader too and it looks perfect! I haven't seen the half hexi template but that looks like a good one, might have to try and find one here in Australia!

Katy Cameron said...

Great use for a charm pack

Tonna @ USS Crafty said...

Gorgeous pillow! I'm pinning it!

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Sheila said...

I love your Salt Air pillow. Great fabric collection.
I have that template! I haven't used it yet. Can't wait.

Carol Jordan said...

I love the pillow, but I am curious about the quilt on the bed. What pattern is that?

Lisa said...

I am loving your pillows all cozy and colourful together on your sofa - definitely looks like a fun and joyful space! Awesome half-hexie template - I wouldn't mind having a go with one of those, it sure produces some pretty hexies!

CitricSugar said...

Great pillow! The length and shape of it make it look a little like a wrapped piece of candy and with "Salt Water", it reminds of taffy. In a good way of course. :-)

Very pretty. Cool template!

Carla said...

Oh, Deborah! Every picture in this post makes my heart sing!When can I come for a visit??!!

Ellyn said...

I love that pillow!

Carla said...

Such a gorgeous Hexie pillow! Gives me an idea for the new Hexie pre-cuts we have coming ; )

quiltmania said...

What a lovely collection!

Lisa said...

Can I come sit in your wonderful chair the pillows look so inviting!

vintage grey said...

So pretty and I love the hexie pattern!! One can never have too many pillows! ;) xo Heather

Heidi Staples said...

Oh Deborah, it's so beautiful! I love the template pattern -- I may have to look into getting one of those tools. All those pillows look so lovely together. I've been on a pillow kick myself lately, so I understand!

Canadian Abroad said...

The house beautiful people would be jealous of all that wonderful colour. Gorgeous pillow!

Patchwork and Play said...

My bed is covered in pillows of various shapes, sizes and colours- I love the eclectic mix too! Your hexie cushion is great!

Gudrun said...

I love your pillow. Haven´t seen that template,will look for it.
Hugs Gudrun

Barbina said...

Ooh, it´s so nice to see the shawl on your blog! I´m so glad you liked the colour, it is one of my favourite colours too. Your new cushion turned out wonderful! I love the picture where you arranged everything together, it is so happy and cheerful!
Have an amazing day Deborah!

gilly said...

Ooh, LOVE your pillow cacophony! I don't think one could ever really have too many, especially gorgeously beautiful ones like these!
Must look out for that template too, it's fab.
Happy Tuesday
Xx

QuiltCandy said...

Oh my goodness I just love love love this pillow! And I love it with all the other cushions too. I love Hexies at the best of times but that template makes them come together really fast. I shall have to invest in one I think! I am thinking perhaps a quilt with my Gypsy Girl fabrics in Hexies...

Archie the wonder dog said...

I love that pillow and the jumble of cushions - wonderfully colourful!

Annabella said...

Oh your pillow is simply gorgeous and looks very at home smushed up amongst the other beauties. I like the look of the half hexie template too!

krista said...

super cute, Deb! SO cute. love all of them together, so cheerful.

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

Love it! And the jumble of cushions is totally beautiful :)

The Cozy Pumpkin said...

What a lovely pile of pillows. Makes me want to jump on them! lol

-Amanda-

Flying Blind... said...

Your pillows look beautiful together, and loving the idea of those half hexies xxx

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

Oh wow! That last photo is just pure color and pattern gorgeousness! Have a happy day! Tammy

Marit said...

Oh, what a great way to use a charm pack! And loving that fabric (now) - am actually using it in a project too now. What do they say about great minds:)

Clara {Clover and Violet} said...

I love your hexie pillow! The half hexagon template is great to work with!!

legato1958 said...

This pillow fits in perfectly with your other gorgeous quilted pillows! I love that glorious ringing of colors!

Susie

hafza said...

Beautiful! Love the colors and the pattern:)

trishie said...

That looks so pretty. All the fabrics you used are gorgeous and work so well together.

Rachaeldaisy said...

If the Home Beaitiful Police went to your house they would be stopped in their tracks seeing all the wonderful colourful beauty. The new pillow is so fun. It's always great to see new templates and what they produce.

Helen Philipps said...

Beautiful new pillow! I love seeing lots of patchwork pillows together, such a pretty sight! Your new hexie template is amazing.....and the shawl is a gorgeous colour.
Helen x

Cindy said...

Oh my gosh! I love everything about this! The colors, the design....it's perfect! I swear you are my sewing sister soul mate. I LOVE your stuff!! :)

Pokey said...

Very pretty pillow, Deborah! You know, my header photo is a hexagon quilt made this way...it works wonderfully ~
:-}pokey

Martha said...

It is a goregous pillow Deborah! I love the last picture with the other pillows and the quilt. Such a lovely arrangement.

Allison said...

I love what you did with your Salt Air! the rectangular pillow is different & fun :) i'm working on a table runner with my own charm pack of Salt Air

♥ Mary Janes TEAROOM said...

Ooh, that's a wonderful burst of colour Deborah....just gorgeous..(love the colour of your shawl too!)
Happy weekend to you,
Susan x

Ginny said...

Your pillow is gorgeous!And that looks like the perfect place to cuddle up and read!

Sarah said...

You can never have too many pillows. I love this one!

Janelle @ Emmaline Bags said...

Oh wow, I just love that pillow. Love hexagons, and love that fabric! Will have to check out that template.

Molli Sparkles said...

I am in love with Salt Air ... I so need to get some in my stash. And this template? I now have a new secret mission!

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