Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Circa 52 Floor Pillow

Rainbow Circa 52 Floor Pillow for Birch Fabrics by Fabric Mutt

When my sweet friends at Birch Fabrics asked me to be a part of their first ever blog hop to celebrate the re-release of the Circa 52 collection by Monaluna, I was so happy to join in. Not only do I remember when these prints came out the first time, but Tree Stripes in Shroom was one of the first designer prints I ever added to my fabric stash as a new quilter. I hoarded it for a while before finally using it to make a bag for Bear, who was then not yet three years old -- and still uses that bag every week, by the way. Just looking at the pictures on this post makes me a little misty as I remember those days when I was trying to balance my new sewing hobby with three tiny little munchkins. How time does fly...

Rainbow Circa 52 Floor Pillow for Birch Fabrics by Fabric Mutt

Birch sent me a lovely stack of prints and coordinating solids to play with for this blog hop, all of which I thought would be perfect for making a giant colorful floor pillow. If you've never made one of these, you should definitely give it a try. Floor pillows are an inexpensive substitute for bean bag chairs, and they fit in just about anywhere: the library corner, the family room, even the patio. Sewing up a pillow cover for these is no harder than making a mini quilt and just as much fun. In this case, I sewed together 14 strips, each 2 1/2" x 28", to make the pillow top. The solid strips are all quilted in coordinating Aurifil thread, 1/8" from each long side. It was really fun to use all those different colors of thread on this project, and I love the way it turned out.

Rainbow Circa 52 Floor Pillow for Birch Fabrics by Fabric Mutt

I used my favorite Woodland Party print for the pillow backing. Everything about this fabric makes me happy, especially those little strings of rainbow bunting.

Rainbow Circa 52 Floor Pillow for Birch Fabrics by Fabric Mutt

If you'd like to win some Circa 52 fabric for yourself, Birch is having a fabulous giveaway on their blog. Visit them here and enter to win a yard of each print in the collection, either poplins or knits. It doesn't get any better than that! Also be sure to visit the other stops on the blog hop:

Monday 1/26: Caroline from Sew Can She
Tuesday 1/27: Heidi from Fabric Mutt
Wednesday 1/28: Anneliese from Aesthetic Nest
Thursday 1/29: Melissa from Lunden Designs
Friday 1/30: Melissa from Brindille & Twig
Monday 2/2: Marte from Companie M.

Have a wonderful week!

24 comments:

  1. This cushion is just adorable! The strips of colour bring out all the sweetness of each print. You are so clever Heidi!

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  2. This is too cute! I am so excited they re-released this collection! It was also my first big fabric purchase: I bought the whole collection and made my first quilts from it. One for each of my boys. I love the rainbow stripes you added in; they really make the prints pop.

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  3. Love to see a re-release of such a cute fabric. Would like to make a quilt for my grandson who loves cars and rocketships. Cindy/ bluemoonstencils@yahoo.com

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  4. Absolutely adorable! Thanks for sharing!

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  5. Cute! The solids in between really make the whole thing pop! :)

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  6. Love the pillow! I would love to make some clothes for my kiddos or an adorable little quilt with the fabric if I win!

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  7. Oh I love it! The stripes are genius, and really add to the sweetness.

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  8. You know how sometimes you see a project and it is Just. Perfect. ??? As in, I couldn't ever imagine changing a single thing or colour or fabric because everything is so lovely and amazing and I can't think of a single way to alter it that would make it any better and in fact it would likely make it worse because this is perfectly entirely utterly perfection..... Wow. Just, wow.

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  9. I love the print! I could make a quilt for my grandchildren.

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  10. I love the print! I could make a quilt for my grandchildren.

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  11. I just Love the fabrics They compliment each other.How Beautiful.Elephant is pretty cute too.
    I need to get these lovely's

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  12. I love the idea of quilting some throw pillows for the kids room, but I would also love to make some adorable tops or dress for my daughter!

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  13. I would use some in quilt blocks and the scraps to applique or patch into zippered bags. I love this collection. Thanks! notwendy gmail

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  14. I so love this! I am going to have to make me one of these!!!!

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  15. ooooh Girl! LOOOOVE your pillow/cushion!!! AWESOME!!! Would love to make one for our Grankiddo"s! :)

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  16. Love your pillow and the stripes of solids just pop!!!

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  17. I love your pillow too and it is a great substitute for bean bag chairs. I was going to get those for the kidlets this year for Christmas and when I went looking I got sticker shock. One question...where did you find the pillow form that big or did you use loose filling? Thanks bunches.

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  18. Cute!
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  19. What a great mix of solids and prints.

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