Wednesday, 10 February 2010

Aster Manor pillow

I have another tutorial up on Moda Bakeshop today. I have made a simple little pillow from 3 Sisters' latest romantic line called 'Aster Manor'.
The pattern uses one of Moda's precut honey buns, but you could use any 1.5" strips of fabric. I have incorporated linen, sweet pearl flower buttons, ivory ric-rac & some piping detail. A stitched band similar to that I embroidered for my journal cover tutorial would also look good.
I have used bows to tie the back closed (otherwise known as 'zipper avoidance')!

I do like the bows though. I think they almost make this pillow reversible!
I hope you enjoy the tutorial. I would love to hear what you think of it, and please send photos if you make a pillow of your own. Best wishes, Bloom x

33 comments:

  1. Lovely! Such a beautiful cushion.
    Happy stitching, P

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  2. How beautiful. I will be making more that one of these for presents...... LOVE the colours.


    Sandy N

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  3. Beautiful pillow and lovely fabric

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  4. what a dreamy pilow..utterly feminine!

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  5. this pillowslip is so wonderful, I have some pillows waiting for these - THANKS!

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  6. Thanks Ros for yet another beautiful project on the MBS!!!! I am going to make this pillow for my daughters room soon out of Eden by Lila Tueller (her bedroom fabrics)

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  7. Congratulations Ros! I just love this pillow, and your zipper avoidance too!

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  8. This is so beautiful, all your little details really lift it to the next level. I would love to spend some time experimenting with fabrics and trims to make one of these... oh if only I had more hours in the day! It'll just have to be bookmarked for now until I can come back to it.

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  9. Absolutely beautiful!!
    I love your zipper avoidance solution too :)

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  10. Gorgeous, I think the ties on the back are perfect, so much prettier than a zipper.

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  11. Your pillow is so charming! I still have some christmas jellyroll strips left and they would be awesome done this way! Thanks for sharing the tutorial with us!

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  12. Oh that is the cutest thing! I LOVE everything about it. Thanks for the tutorial, I am definitely going to have to check that out!

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  13. Love it! I'm off to the Bake Shop for directions...thanks!

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  14. LOVE LOVE LOVE.. it couldn´t be any better..;o)

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  15. Love it! Leah saw it and the first words out of her mouth were "It's beautifuuuuul! Will you make it for me, mommy?" Gotta love the faith of a 4yo in the abilities of her mom to do anything. :)

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  16. I love it! So tasteful.

    http://frivolousnecessity.blogspot.com

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  17. Oooh! Wonderful! I've been making pillow covers lately too! Maybe somethings in the water...? lol

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  18. Congratulations!!! And what a gorgeous cushion!! Great idea for using up leftovers as well.

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  19. Wow, that pillow is so beautiful!! I am just in love with it! Thank you for sharing such creative bliss. God bless.

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  20. I have a layer cake of Aster Manor and will have to keep some pieces aside to make this. I like the bows, too. Ann :-)

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  22. This is beautiful! I would love to try this tutorial, it is just gorgeous.

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  23. So pretty! I really want to make one or two or three!!!!

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  24. Thank you! This blog post will be advertised on CraftCrave in the Handcraft category today (look for timestamp: [14 Feb 01:00pm GMT]).

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  25. This is such a cute pillow! I love 3 Sisters materials! I'd like to share a link to your tutorial on sewwhattoday.blogspot.com on February 15!

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  26. I really love this project. I wish you had a kit with all the buttons, etc. for sale! :-) Where did you find the buttons? Do you have a source? Thanks much. I love your journal covers, also.

    Stephanie
    stephanie.peterson@wmich.edu

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  27. Do u have a more detailed page on how u did the back closure and bows? tia redtosew

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