Friday, February 8, 2013

pixelated heart pillow

Happy Friday, everyone!

As promised, I'm back to show you another one of my recent finishes. Ready?


Ta-da!!! I love this bright, big red heart, makes me happy just looking at it. This pixelated heart pillow is made of 2" squares, most of them from my scrap bin - yay!, and was inspired by Jolene's wonderful quilt.


I had a hard time deciding on how to quilt it. I wanted the red heart to stay red, and the "white" part to stay white. So, I went with hand quilting and used two different threads.


It's a little hard to see the quilting in this picture but you know what I mean, right?


I used this vintage sewing linen fabric for the back. It has such a wonderful feel, while being quite sturdy at the same time. Good thing too, since this pillow is getting used, abused, thrown around, and loved a lot these days.


I wanted to keep the back fabric in one piece, so I decided not to finish the pillow off in my usual way but installed an invisible zipper instead. Love, love, love! I should use invisible zippers more often. Rachel and Katie have some great tutorials on how to do it if you'd like to give an invisible zipper a try.

Wishing you all a very lovely and crafty weekend. Svetlana

Linking up to AmandaJean's Finish it up Friday.

21 comments:

  1. So very sweet, perfect for Valentine's Day!

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  2. OMG .... so cute... and the back fabric.. !! *I'm dying ...

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  3. Very nice! Love the hand stitching.

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  4. so pretty! you do such beautiful work!

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  5. oh! and thank you for linking up to finish it up Friday! have a great weekend!

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  6. It's so pretty - now I want to make one! Red and pink scraps I've got.

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  7. Adorable! I love how you quilted it too.

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  8. So pretty and perfect for Valentine's! Thanks for sharing!

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  9. Oh Svetlana, I absolutely ADORE this pillow! And the back is just as lovely as the front -- beautiful!!!

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  10. So fun, love the red versus the low volume background

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  11. Very cool design of the heart cushion. I love it :-)

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  12. perfect in every way! i love it so much!

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  13. Thanks for the link love, Svetlana! Your pillow turned out oh-so-cute!

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  14. Opravdu krásné!!! A to ruční prošití... celé to působí velmi něžně, elegantně, radostně... opravdu nádherný výsledek! :)

    Krásný víkend, Jolana

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  15. Wow - such a cute cushion, it is lovely!

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