Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Roam Blog Hop


***Note: This giveaway is now closed! Congratulations, Katie!***

My friends at Hawthorne Threads invited me to be a part of their latest blog hop this week, and I was able to whip up a fun little pillow with the fabric they sent me from their new Roam collection. Featuring wandering buffalo, prairie landscapes, and a fairly neutral color scheme, somehow these prints manage to be rustic and playful at the same time.


I made this 12 x 12" pillow cover using small fussy cut pieces of fabric that finish at 3" square. Quilting lines are 1/4" on either side of all seams. It's a very simple pattern, but one of my favorites. There's no better way to let the prints speak for themselves.


The pillow backing is Feather Collective in Sage. I really like the details in this print, and that impression of falling feathers has a great sense of movement.


If you'd like some fabric to play with yourself, just leave a comment -- any comment -- at the bottom of this post. International entries are welcome. Hawthorne Threads will be giving away a fat quarter bundle of Roam in the dusk colorway to one lucky winner!

You can follow the other stops on the blog hop below:

Tuesday, December 1st - Fabric Mutt
Wednesday, December 2nd - Coffee + Thread
Thursday, December 3rd - I Love You Sew
Friday, December 4th - Olivia Jane Handcrafted
Saturday, December 5th - Hawthorne Threads

Happy sewing!

130 comments:

  1. Your pillow is awesome. I love the Roam fabric!
    nikilsend(at)outlook(dot)com

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  2. The Roam fabric gorgeous. Your pillow looks great. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  3. Ah it is stunning, the blues are gorgeous and sometimes a simple pattern is the best for showing off great fabrics. thanks for the giveaway
    mary(at)emmens(dot)co(dot)uk

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  4. This is fabric my husband would would not grumble at and would actually look great in his new office upstairs on the sofa (the office we made because we finally have an empty nest...yay, and crying like a baby at the same time because i am an emotional roller coaster, lol) Darling pillow! Great job, as usual :) Kellie in Oklahoma

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  5. This is fabric my husband would would not grumble at and would actually look great in his new office upstairs on the sofa (the office we made because we finally have an empty nest...yay, and crying like a baby at the same time because i am an emotional roller coaster, lol) Darling pillow! Great job, as usual :) Kellie in Oklahoma

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  6. What a great project and I love the fabric choice for the back!

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  7. Cute pillow. Love the fabrics. Thanks.

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  8. I love how the buffalo is the focus in this pillow.

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  9. Cute pillow. Would love to win the dusk fabric, so pretty.
    patsystitch@gvtc.com

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  10. Hawthorne Threads is close to me - I would love to visit them!

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  11. I have a grandson, he will be 3 in February. I am always looking for boy fabric that isn't cartoon or baby. This would be such a great boy fabric. Love the buffalo. Great pillow. Thanks for sharing. Mrscummings2u at Gmail dot com

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  12. I have a grandson, he will be 3 in February. I am always looking for boy fabric that isn't cartoon or baby. This would be such a great boy fabric. Love the buffalo. Great pillow. Thanks for sharing. Mrscummings2u at Gmail dot com

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  13. Isn't this fabric collection beautiful? It looks fantastic on your pillow. Would be great to win..........

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  14. Too true about making something with our own little hands and then a new traditions begins. That quick and that easy to change history with the ones with love to share with. Thanks for the post my dear and you are always enjoyed. Happy Holidays you clever lady (-:

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  15. Oh what wonderfully original fabrics. Beautiful in both colour ways. Love them all.

    Bronwyn in Brisbane Australia

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  16. Your pillow really lets the fabric shine! This is a beautiful line, especially love the smiling buffalo. I have a funny story my husband tells of meeting up with a herd at the Salt Lake, this might be a fun fabric to surprise him with.

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  17. Those blues are beautiful! Thanks for the chance to win :0) shopgirl7232 at yahoo dot com

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  18. You can take an easy pattern and turn it into something beautiful with the right fabric,

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  19. The bison print is so unique. Roam's Western tone with a modern edge would make for some beautiful quilts!

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  20. Simple but effective. Just what you need to show off such lovely fabrics. Love the buffalo in particular.

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  21. Love the pillow…and the fabrics are quite wonderful! Thank you for the opportunity.

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  22. You make the cutest patchwork pillows!

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  23. This fabric would make a beautiful lap quilt. Matsche.christine@ yahoo.com.

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  24. This is beautiful fabric. I love the idea of using a square from all the fabrics in the pillow to showcase them.

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  25. Would love to make this pillow for my great-nephew!

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  26. I would love to use your beautiful fabric in a lap quilt for my dear husband. He would love the fabric you offer.

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  27. I'd love to win and the color is perfect for a quilt for my Granddaughter!
    Thanks so much for the chance!

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  28. What yummy fabric! I can think of several ways to sew it up!

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  29. I need to remember that pillows are great gifts! Yours are lovely. Thanks for a chance to win some beautiful fabric.

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  30. Your pillow is gorgeous and love your combo and the fabric line.

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  31. My hope for retirement - roam. Very pretty fabric.

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  32. This line quite speaks to me. I grew up on the prairies, though I live on the coast now.

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  33. Wow! Saw your pillow on Instagram and had to hop over to see more. I live in Buffalo, Minnesota - so the bison in this print really speak to me.

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  34. What a wonderful idea to fussy cut for the front of pillow. Very effective. I too saw it on instagram.
    tracinecharest at Gmail dot com

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  35. Your pillow is great!! Love the simple design with fussy cuts that show off the cute fabrics and the little pop of creamy yellow. Really adorable!

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  36. I love this collection. My parents live by a herd of bison, and I always look forward on getting a glimpse of them from the freeway.

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  37. Love this fabric line and your pillow! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  38. Beautiful! I really love the feather print!

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  39. Love the fussy-cut bison. This is great fabric to give a rustic yet refined look. Thanks for the chance to win

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  40. Who knew buffalo could be cute? Love this collection!

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  41. Great fabrics. I love the feathers on the back of the pillow.

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  42. These are beautiful prints. Love them! Thanks for the chance!

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  43. The pillow looks great, love the buffalo and the great blue/yellow/gray color scheme.

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  44. I really love that feather print you used on the back!

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  45. beautiful. Love the feathers. :)

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  46. Love this fabric, and your pillow is lovely. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  47. Oooh! The peaches and plums in Roam's Dusk colorway would look lovely in my living room! This is a pretty fabric line (but, then, all of Hawthorne Threads' lines have been gorgeous) and I like your pillow very much. Thanks for the giveaway opportunity.

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  48. Your pillow is beautiful! I love this collection. Thanks for the chance!

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  49. That pillow is beautiful. I have some fabric scraps that I think would work well with this design. Thank you for the inspiration.

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  50. Your pillow is lovely and showcases the fabric to a tee! Yes, I'd love to win a bundle of that pretty fabric. Thanks for sharing.

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  52. My son is really into buffalo right now. I'll have to show him this fabric! He loves seeing the fun patterns almost as much as me. :)

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  53. AHHHH!. What an awesome collection! i don't see a single print that i don't love. and great job on the pillow -- simple pattern for sure, but so lovely.

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  54. Great pillow. It would look fantastic in our house. We live in the country with a wild life reserve around us. Thanks for the chance to wim.

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  55. That is so cute and one of my son's favorite animal is a buffalo!

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  56. Your pillow is wonderful! So many fun prints! This is a great fabric collection.

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  57. I love this fabric and the adorable pillow! Thank you for the chance to win!

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  58. Great fabric! Love the shell and sage colors.

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  59. Great fabric and pillow! It really does show off the fabric design!

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  60. Your pillow is gorgeous, and Roam on the dusk is a great colorway!

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  61. Your pillow is gorgeous, and Roam on the dusk is a great colorway!

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  62. The pillow is beautiful, I just love this collection. Thank you for a chance to win

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  63. Pillow looks great! I love the little animal portraits.

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  64. What a beautiful pillow and gorgeous fabrics! Thank you for the chance to win! sarah dot ashford at quilt candy dot co dot uk

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  65. Lovely fabric and your simple pattern sets it off so nicely. Love the feathers on the back!
    amyork13atgmaildotcom.

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  66. Hawthorne Threads is a great shop and I love their own design ranges that they have released. This looks like another goodie. Mel

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  67. Love the Buffalo! We did a trip to Yellowstone last summer. A pillow top or small quilt would be a great reminder of our trip.

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  68. I love a project that show cases the fabric rather than the quilting. I am a sucker for fabric collections.

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  69. Your pillow is so cute with that fabric!!!

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  70. This fabric makes me want to sing! Oh give me a home, where the buffalo roam . . . Thanks for the chance to win!

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  71. I love the pillow and the way the fabirc placement compliments eachother soo prefectly cute.

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  72. Beautiful fabric, love those feathers!! Love the patchwork pillow. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  73. The pillow is wonderful and great fabric.

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  74. Wow! Love these fabrics and the way you used them! Awesome!

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  75. This is beautiful and you are absolutely right the design allows the fabrics to speak for themselves.
    Iain.ross30 at gmail dot com

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  76. Cute fabric! Brings to mind when I lived in Buffalo, NY and that's not a pleasant thought, too much snow!

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  77. Such lovely and unique fabrics! Your pillow is gorgeous.

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  78. Oh, yes please! That fabric is perfect! Pick me! I will put it to good use.
    Dmac5958ataoldotcom

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  79. You are right that this fabric speaks for itself! The colors are so pretty together and not too glaring, like so many bundles. It's perfect for a few projects for my husband's office in our home. He needs some homespun touches! duchick at gmail dot com

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  80. I like the mix of geometric and natural prints, plus the color palette is beautiful!

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  81. Love those prints, but the feathers are my favourite. Thanks for sharing.

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  82. I saw this pillow on instagram and had to track it down. Love it! The dusk colorway is just gorgeous! I would love to get a chance to play with it!

    debbygrawn at yahoo dot com

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  83. Such beautiful, soft colours, and those feathers are lovely!

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  84. I just saw your post on Ellison Lane great little tut for Chritmas. Love the fabric here. and your pillow.

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  85. So cute! Thanks for a chance to win some fabric!!

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  86. I love the patchwork pillow. Last Christmas I made pillows for my family (30+ pillows), but they are so pretty and bring such a bright splash of color to any room. I love this new fabric. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  87. What a wonderful pillow! And I love the colorway very much too! The back is absolutely great! Thanks for sharing and inspration!

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  88. Would love to get my ands on these beautiful fabrics. Thanks for the chance.

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  89. Great fabrics - I love the feathers!

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  90. I found your blog through Pinterest! Great projects. I love Hawthorne threads too!

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  91. I found your blog through Pinterest! Great projects. I love Hawthorne threads too!

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  92. I agree 100% with allowing the prints to standout with a simple pattern! I love that your pillow back is just as beautiful as the front!!!

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  93. Ooooh! Pick me. I love Hawthorne Threads.

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  94. Love the simple pattern and beautiful fabrics

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  95. I too love the simplicity of the somewhat plain pattern mahout. The buffalo is my favourite part of the cushion. Love it!

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  96. Love the feather fabric and even my son might like a "quilted object" if it included a buffalo! ;)

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  97. Love the pillow!! and the fabric :)

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  98. Great fabric! I'm thinking a baby quilt.

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  99. Great use of the fabric for your pillow.

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  100. I love this fabric collection and it is perfect in your pillow. Thanks!

    Please click on the delaineelliott above for my email link.

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  101. The way you used these fabrics really makes the designs pop! And I like the simplicity, which makes me feel like even I could make this!

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  102. It surely is a beautiful collection and I love how you have used for the pillows!

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  103. love your pillow and i love these fabrics! thanks for the giveaway.

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  104. The collection would make a darling "tent" for toddlers! And a beautiful quilt!!!

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  105. Wow, the colors look so vibrant! Love the pillow you made :)

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  106. Love your pillow. I would make a quillow if I won the bundle, the fabric looks lovely thank you for the inspiration and the giveaway.

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  107. Would love to win this bundle. It looks like such a soft, cute bundle. And your pillow is adorable! Thank you, peterstankovich@comcast.net

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  108. The buffalo print is my favorite and those colors are so perfect for my living room. I need to get lots of this fabric collection for a quilt, a pillow, a tote bag... so many ideas.

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  109. Thanks, it's lovely! I would love to use it to make an apron and the top of a baby quilt.

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  110. I love this line. Sew beautiful!
    Dmac5958ataoldotcom

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  111. Love your pillow! It's just beautiful!

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  112. So pretty! Would love to make something for my daughter!

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  113. I love the pillow! Such gorgeous fabrics.

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  114. Beautiful fabric would make a wonderful quilt.

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  115. The feathers are amazing! I have tried to make pillows before, but I have never made a pillow cover before. I think I need to try it.

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  116. I like your pillow, this fabric is very beautiful. Thank you for sharing, have a great day!
    dawnm1993(at)gmail(dot)com

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