Monday, November 26, 2012

Simplicity

Simple Life, pillow, pillow cover, patchwork, children

A few months ago I won a gift certificate to the Fat Quarter Shop, and I knew exactly what I wanted to get: a layer cake of Tasha Noel's darling collection, The Simple Life. The patterns and colors in these prints are so perfectly sweet, and I knew that my daughters would enjoy the detailed drawings of children and animals. There's even a little bit of text included on a few prints!


If you've never done any paper piecing before, this pattern is a fairly simple way to get started, and it makes for a beautiful project every time. I love the simplicity of the design and the way it allows me to showcase my favorite fussy cut prints.


For the back, I used a Denyse Schmidt print from her Sugar Creek and Winding Road collection. I love that shade of dark aqua.


The pillow is now sitting at the end of my couch by the Christmas tree, making me happy.

What a great way to start the week.

Linking up to Sew Modern Monday and the Let's Get Acquainted Monday Link-Up.

22 comments:

  1. Love the cushion cover, great use of the layer cake!

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  2. Heidi, this pillow is so gorgeous!!! Love all the lovely fussy cut prints and the pattern is just perfect. So, so happy!!!!

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  3. HI! JUST DARLING!

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  4. Beautiful pillow :) I love that fabric collection!

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  5. I love how your quilt design highlights each individual picture. And I am also now craving beef stew over mashed potatoes. :)

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  6. This turned out adorable! I just love this pattern. I have never tried paper piecing. Is it really hard? I would actually do paper piecing to make this pillow:)

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  7. Oh that is such a sweet little cushion! Love!

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  8. It's absolutely gorgeous Heidi! I love it. Your paper piecing looks fantastic too.

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  9. This is so beautiful! Utterly adorable! I love how you have made the bunting frame the inner squares :) Thank you for the pattern link too, I'm rather intimidated by the idea of paper piecing. I'm not sure why, zips don't scare me, so a bit of paper shouldn't! ;) But this looks like a nice simple one to try when I have some time after Christmas :)

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  10. So pretty, Heidi! I love this line more every time I see it. I keep passing it over because I don't have a daughter and can't figure out what to make with it. Maybe I need to get some just for making gifts.

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  11. I love that pattern and that fabric! Your pillow is adorable and I like how you quilted it!

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  12. I know what I'm going to do with my Simple Life scraps now. This is so darling! Thanks for the pattern link up too. That will help!

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  13. Oh, your pillow is absolutely lovely! Every single thing about it is gorgeous!

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  14. Sooo cute. A layer cake of this "may" have ended up being ordered by me today...

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  15. I do NOT usually like sweet (or romantic or shabby chic type) fabrics, but this line is just irresistible. I think it must "remind me of my childhood," as they used to say on Iron Chef. Your pillow is wonderful. Love it.

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  16. I love it. You have showcased the feature prints beautifully.

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