Sunday, September 23, 2012

whirligig pillow {plus a giveaway}

Today was a lovely, relaxing day. It's pretty cold outside, which I like very, very much, so we spent our afternoon inside playing and reading. I even managed to squeeze some sewing time in and finished my needle turn applique pillow.


This pillow is 100% inspired by two amazing ladies, Sarah Fielke and Mary (Molly Flanders). I adore Sarah's new book Quilting from little things and this pillow is a mix of these two projects from her book.


I've been eyeing these quilts for quite some time but it wasn't until I saw Mary's amazing version of Whirligig quilt that I finally could not resist and had to give it a try.


I know the slow process of needle turn applique is not for everyone, but I can honestly say I love it and I'm totally smitten with the final result.


I liked this project so much that I even decided to use some of my precious Liberty fabric for the border. I then used some fun Modern Vintage fabric for the back of the pillow, installed a hidden zipper closure and the pillow was finished. Yay!!! It's quite big (20" x 20") and so wonderfully squishy, just like a pillow should be.


I hope you're still with me, because now we're getting to the giveaway part.

Would you like to win this pillow cover? All you need to do is leave a comment on this post, please make sure I have your email address, and you're in. This giveaway is open internationally and will close on Thursday night (27th). I'll announce the winner on Friday morning.

Thank you so much for stopping by. Good luck! Svetlana

I'm linking this post up to Craft Book Month at Craft Buds

100 comments:

  1. Yes I would totally love to win that pillow cover - it is absolutely gorgeous!!! Thank you for the chance!!

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  2. The pillow cover is beautiful! Love your blog! Thank you for the opportunity to win.

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  3. Love it Svetlana, just beautiful. And how generous of you to give it away (especially with that precious Liberty fabric!) You may have mentioned it before, since I know you make a lot of pillows, but is there a particular tutorial you follow for installing the invisible zipper? I've never tried, but would like to give it a go.

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  4. love your pillow and would love to win it. thanks

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  5. Oh I love it, I can't believe you aren't hugging it close to yourself and shouting 'mine, all mine!' ;o) Thanks for the chance to win it though :o)

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  6. You are a sewing rockstar Svetlana!! Gorgeous as always:)

    I'd love to win this preettttyyyy pillow.

    Wildbluestarz@aol.com

    MadeByMommainPA

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  7. The cushion is gorgeous....it would be lovely to win it. Thanks for the gorgeous giveaway.

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  8. What a beautiful cushion and so generous of you to give it away! Thanks so much for sharing your talent with us.

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  9. Such a pretty pillow! One of my first ever quilting projects was needle turn appliqué. Way to go, it turned out so beautifully. I especially love the red fabric on the front.

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  10. Love the pillow cover. Needleturn is not on my to do list anytime soon either. Don't think I would have the patience.

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  11. That pillow cover is beautiful! I would love to try needle turn someday!

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  12. Ohhh, this pillow is gorgeous !!! I LOVE it !! Thank you so much for the giveaway !

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  13. Your pillow is gorgeous! I also noticed the little quilt on the wall behind it. I made one of those too : )

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  14. You're giving it away?! How generous of you! It is gorgeous!

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  15. This pillow cover would be so happy on my couch. I love your aesthetic and pretty much all of your work. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  16. Beautiful, Svetlana! I can't get enough of Molly Flanders either--such amazing projects with color that makes you happy to be alive! I look forward to your projects with the same zeal ♥

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  17. Oh my gosh, I love this sweet pillow! Thanks for linking up to Craft Book Month, and such a generous giveaway!

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  18. What a beautiful pillow! Such elegant simplicity. All of your work is stunning.

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  19. The pillow is amazing! I so enjoy checking in on your blog to check out all of your projects. I'm not sure how you can get so much done! I love them all.

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  20. Of course I would love to win that pillow cover! It's amazing just like everything else that you make!!

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  21. I can't believe you are giving this lovely cushion cover away. I love the look of applique but don't enjoy doing it, so I would love to win this.

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  22. My daughter would LOVE this for her room. What a lovely cover.

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  23. That is such a lovely pillow cover.. You sure did a great job.. Inspiring too. Now I feel like I want to try and needleturn too! which I have been eyeing for quite sometime..

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  24. It's beautiful and I would be thrilled to win. I love applique but have mainly done wool applique and fusible, not needle turned. WIll have to give it a try. Thanks for the chance!
    joyce.spaulding@myfairpoint.net

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  25. totally amazing!!! thanks for the chance!

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  26. OMG - this is soooo lovely! It would be perfect in my sewing room! I have an appliqued quilt on the wall, and this sweet little pillow would compliment it PERFECTLY! Just beautiful workmanship! Thanks for offering such a lovely pillow cover!

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  27. It is beautiful! I need to try needle turn appliqué. Love you hand stitching too!

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  28. Wow, that is amazing. You must be very patient. And you certainly are generous!

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  29. Wow. This pillow is beautiful. I love Sarah's book too and love how you created your own take on her quilt. What a generous giveaway.

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  30. Love the pillow and your fabric choices... SO PRETTY!

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  31. очаровательная наволочка...))) помечтаю!...
    ella-gasanova@mail.ru

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  32. Awesome pillow cover. Thanks for the chance to win.
    Tilleybl@aol.com

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  33. It is a beautiful pillow and I would love to win it!

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  34. I could only be so lucky to win this!! OMG!! Thank you for the chance!!

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  35. I'd love, love, love to win this pillow...beautiful!!! steph(at)aebuchan(dot)net

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  36. This is gorgeous! I'm working on a nursery for my baby and this would look so cute in it! So happy to find your blog via the pillow talk swap :)

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  37. Oh my goodness, Svetlana! You are so generous!! This pillow cover is gorgeous -- I can't believe you can part with it! :)

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  38. What? You're giving that away? Okay, I'm in . . . until you come to your senses.

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  39. What a very sweet pillow. It's beautiful!!

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  40. I would love to win your pillow, I think it's beautiful :)

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  41. Your pillow is gorgeous! Such details! I'd love to give it a new home :D So glad you mentioned the needle turned applique-- I've been trying to remember the name so I could look up how to learn it....

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  42. Oh! I can't believe you would ever part with your lovely pillow! It turned out great! I wanted to ask you what fills do you use for your pillows? They always look so nice and plump.

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  43. Wonderfult. Your pillow turned out great. Ï would love to lay it on my couch. lia.vandenbrand@live.nl

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  44. Fabulous! I would love to win your beautiful cushion cover!

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  45. Svetlana your cushion looks perfect! I wish I enjoyed needle turn but I just can't get away with it :( I'm more of a heat and bond then sew kind of girl :D Thank you for the chance to win!

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  46. that is seriously cool! i'm sure it needs to live at my house!

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  47. This is a wonderful pillow! Not sure how you can give it away!

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  48. Oh my gosh, what a great pillow! I can't believe you're giving it away but relish the opportunity to win it! I have been obsessed with the Whirligig quilt since Mary posted it on her blog, and the book just arrived last week. I need to finish a few WIPs before I can start it but can't wait to do that quilt!

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  49. What a gorgeous pillow . I'm making a quilt at the moment from the Material Obsession 2book called Bluebird of Happiness. It also has appliqué but I've sewn the appliqué on with blanket stitch .

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  50. wow!!! great pillow!
    of course, I would love to win your beautiful cushion cover! :))
    thanks for the givaway :)

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  51. What a beautiful pillow! I'd love to win this! bailjane(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  52. Came over from Cindy's blog. Your pillow is gorgeous! I haven't done much applique work...must give it a try! Thanks!

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  53. This is just beautiful. I would love to win it and could give it a great home :) Have a great day.

    Suzanne
    Momma.mooney@gmail.com

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  54. Your pillow is wonderful, I have just the spot for it!!

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  55. Fantastic pillow, would be overjoyed to win this!

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  56. oh thank you! I would love a chance to own this beauty!!

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  57. What a beautiful pillow!! That is so kind of you to give it away!

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  58. It's amaazingly beautiful and I'm amazed you're willing to part with it!

    motherissues at gmail dot com

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  59. Wow! So generous! This pillow is very beautiful. It will be an honor to win it.

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  60. Beautiful pillow! Now I am going to have to add needle turn applique to my 'to-do' list!

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  61. Yes! I would love to win it. Your work is beautiful.

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  62. I would love to win the lovely cushion. Are you really sure you want to give it away? It is beautiful.

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  63. I L-O-V-E this pillow color. Thanks for the chance to win it :)

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  64. Oh my stars! I can't believe this giveaway! I l.o.v.e this pillow!

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  65. I love this pillow! It is gorgeous! And I am making a quilt right now with the same fabric colors, right down to the polka dot background!!!! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  66. Oh my gosh, I can't believe that you are giving this away! But, I would LOVE to win it!!!

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  67. Wow - I would love to win your gorgeous pillow! I've been admiring this one since you first showed a peek!

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  68. I also can't believe you're parting with this lovely. I think I actually found your excellent blog through Mary @ Molly Flanders! I find her work so inspiring too. I have enjoyed seeing your handwork since I started following you. I, too, believe that everything I sew deserves some hand-stitching love...!

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  69. Lovely pillow! Please pick me! [flaviasa(at)web(dot)de]

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  70. Oh my! I can't believe you're giving away this gorgeous pillow! It's so pretty, and you've finished it off to perfection with the Liberty print and vintage backing! I'd LOVE to win it - I have a very good space on my sofa, where it could be admired by everyone! Thanks for the chance to win!

    annievans at mac dot com

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  71. Beautiful. Please enter me.
    laura.leahj@ gmail dot com

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  72. Love this pillow--your hand stitching is gorgeous! :)

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  73. your pillow is gorgeous. I love applique. thanks for a chance to win the cover.

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  74. Wow, it's lovely! I've not done needle-turned applique in years, but I need to. :)

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  75. It's beautiful. Luv the bright colors.

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  76. Beautiful pillow. It will look wonderfully in my new sewing studio. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  77. It is stunning! I'd love to give it a new home!

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  78. I love your work Svetlana....so thanks for a great giveaway and I hope I'm the lucky winner:)

    jodym7atyahoo.com

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  79. Its an adorable pillow, sometimes we want to finish things fast and those are fun to but you made a real rewarding piece. SimpleSew funnymesjc at gmail dot com

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  80. This is just adorable! Nice work!
    Daphne090 at aol dot com

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  81. Very stunning pillow cover. I'd love to win.

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  82. I looove your pillow and would be so happy if I won it :) Thanks so much for the giveaway!

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  83. I enjoy needle turn applique too and appreciate a chance to win this pillow top. It's gorgeous.

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  84. It is gorgeous! Love the fabrics you've used and great inspiration! I'd happily give it a home.
    I've never tried needle turn applique, any tips?

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  85. Wow Svetlana, you did a beautiful job on the pillow! I would be proud to win this :)

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  86. Nummer 90 reporting in....:0))) this pillow is SO SO lovely... Just can't help myself... Have to give it a try to win!!! :0)))

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  87. it's so lovely!

    mindingmomma at aol dot com

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  88. I love your whirligig pillow particularly the hand-quilting around the design. Great work!

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  89. This is just beautiful, I would LOVE it!!

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  90. The style reminds me of the items my grandmother made in the 60s. I just found some more of her home decor items last summer. Beautiful pillow!

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  91. You have made a beautiful pillow and I would so like to win it. Sarah's book is full of inspiration and patterns.

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  92. Such an absolutely gorgeous pillow! I love Mary's version too! It's made me want to think about trying needleturn again.

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  93. what an amazing pillow! i think it would inspire me to create something every time i looked at it :)

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  94. Amazing pillow! I love how you incorporated the 2 designs into 1. The final result is fantastic!

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  95. thank you so much, everyone. The giveaway is now closed and I'll announce the winner shortly.

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