Saturday, October 6, 2012

Wyatt's Halloween Pillow

 I have resisted getting out the fall/Halloween decor this year since we are trying to de-clutter and start packing up for our impending move. I feel kind of bad though, because I know the kids have fun decorating for holidays. So I thought I could just decorate their room a little and call it good. The other day I really felt the need to do some festive sewing, so I made Wyatt a pillow.

Halloween pillow for Wyatt

I had the bright idea to mimic candy corn in the fabric colors and was so pleased with myself as I sewed this up.  Then I actually saw some candy corn and realized my color order was a little mixed up. But I had already started the quilting and wasn't about to redo it. 

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For the quilting, I just made random slightly waved lines. I really like this kind of quilting, not just because it is seriously easy, but I love the look of it, too. Especially in a denser style, like this mini by Megan at Canoe Ridge Creations. See that top print? It is Haybale in Cream by October Afternoon for Riley Blake and I love it. It makes a great neutral and also comes in a pretty yellow that I used for a few of the things I made Jill. 

Wyatt's pillow, close

After the quilting I fused these letters onto the pillow and just sewed around the edges, nothing fancy. 

Boo pillow, back

To finish the pillow I just made my usual simple envelope closure. I really want to try making a zippered back, but keep forgetting to buy zippers that are long enough. I've had this orange dotty fabric for a while and haven't found a good use for it until now. I like to pretend its pumpkins to really carry out the theme. Next step...make one for Carson.

Hope you all have a fun and relaxing weekend! Today I'm hoping to get some pictures taken of a couple quilts I need to share and tomorrow we are headed to the zoo. See you soon! 

**Linking up with Megan for {Sew}Modern Monday and Quilt story for Fabric Tuesday**

18 comments:

  1. Really really cute pillow. Dare I saw that I love that your colors are out of order? I of course assumed you were right till you mentioned it, cuz I didn't know better! ;-) VERY cute!

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  2. I love it! I saw candy corn before I even read it so I didn't know it was out of order either! Great prints and quilting too!
    Have fun at the zoo tomorrow! :)

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  3. I love this, what a great pillow for halloween!

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  4. I love the cushion!!!
    Have fun at the zoo x

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  5. What a great cushion, bet its gone down a treat

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  6. We don't get candy corn here, so it looks perfect to me ;o)

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  7. Hi Toni, I love it! Great way to give just a splash of Halloween for your kids. Im also a fan of Megan's pumpkin mini.

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  8. hysterical! i would have thought the colors went that way too :) looks great!

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  9. adorable! I didn't notice the colors being mixed up and you'd think I'd be an expert given the extreme amount of candy corn I managed to eat this weekend!

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  10. Oh I think this pillow is just PERFECT!! What a wonderful idea, and I love the fabrics that you used. I think I need some of that Haybale... :)

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  11. Just love the idea of a word over the mix of colors. Very cute.

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  12. Love this so much! I'm literally EATING candy corn as we speak and I didn't realize the colors were out of order.

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  13. Love this :) Why can't I pin your images??

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  14. This is so freaking cute, I haven't even started thinking of Halloween yet,but I do have pumpkins on the doorstep!

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