Friday, September 6, 2013

ferris wheel pillow

I made a new pillow for our couch (because we only have about 6 pillows on it at any given time, so yet another ginormous pillow was totally a necessity :))


I used Katy's templates and instructions to make this pillow and I thoroughly enjoyed the slow and relaxing process of epp-ing each and every one of these shapes. 

I had a really hard time deciding on the background, though. After reading all your helpful comments on this post, as well as trying out many, many other backgrounds, I decided to go with natural linen as that seemed to be the right fit for these scrappy rings.


I then quilted the whole pillow top in  a crosshatch pattern. I wasn't sure about this choice at first, but it's growing on me.


After seeing these wonderfully tailored pillows by Anna (Noodlehead), I set about making my own piping and attaching it to the pillow while adding an invisible zipper, too. Nothing went terribly wrong, I just found the whole process quite tricky. I do love the finished look, though so I'd say all that extra work was well worth it.


The pillow finished at 20" x 20". And here it is, getting to know its new pillow friends on our couch :)

Thanks for stopping by. Hope you all have a very lovely weekend. Svetlana

Linking up to Finish it up Friday.

32 comments:

  1. It went so well. Never thought that a natural fabric looks that good. Also like the pillow - group picture a lot. Am I right - you are having ONLY 7 pillows now. If you think about two for the head and one for each leg at least one is still missing. ;-)

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  2. I really love this! Beautiful quilts as pillows are so easy to spread around the house. Love it!

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  3. Ooh I have just quilted my Spring carnival cushion front, not I think I really need piping too!

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  4. A total necessity!!! It is beautiful and I love the look of the piping in the dark pink -- and the linen background.

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  5. Very nice. I like the look of piping as well. Neat.

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  6. Svetlanko, tak ten se ti opravdu povedl!!! A to prošití i výběr látky na zadní stranu... super! A skutečně - společné foto polštářků je úžasné! :)
    Krásný víkend! Jola

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  7. Your home must be pillow fight central!! But seriously, this new one looks fantastic, just like all of the others.

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  8. Oh yes, you *totally* needed to add that... :o)

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  9. beautiful as always ... how many pillow case you have so far? I bet all the pillows always impressed your guest..

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  10. I love everything about it. It is so perfect.

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  11. I love this pillow so much! I have a serious lack of pillows in my house... It must be remedied! Thanks for the inspiration :)

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  12. This pillow is really beautiful! Your piping looks great and I like the linen background.

    :) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

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  13. there are never enough pillows, and this one is beautiful.

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  14. A gorgeous pillow Svetlana! Natural linen was a great choice and I just love the piping. Marie (mlismore@optusnet.com.au)

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  15. I so love Katy's pattern. This is a beautiful pillow. Looks like all your pillows are already good friends. :)

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  16. Looks great - can you post a photo of your couch with all the pillows on it please?

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  17. Really love this pillow, your fabric choices are great and the piping is a great addition.

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  18. It's very nice - such a great pillow collection!

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  19. It absolutely was needed! Gorgeous.

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  20. Simply gorgeous and you never have enough cushions! I am making a spring carnival cushion, wish I had thought of your layout! Too late now though, but absolutely a joy to look at your one! Fi

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  21. I like this much better than the three fabrics you posted about. Very pretty- a lovely pillow!

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  22. It's a wonderful addition to your couch! I can't imagine how to install an invisible zipper adjacent to piping. Bravo!

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  23. That is beautiful! Thank you so much for the EPP inspiration!!

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  24. That is beautiful! Thank you so much for the EPP inspiration!!

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  25. What a fantastic pillow. Yes on the quilting, the piping and the linen background. You make excellent choices as usual! I think you've convinced me to try the piping with the invisible zip next time I'm feeling brave (and making a pillow).

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  26. You have the best pillow collection if any quilter I know! The extra details were certainly worth the extra effort. Hopefully you will take a photo of your entire pillow farm together for us to oooo and ahhhh over.

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