Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Sprockets In My Pocket

Ever since I saw these cute Sprocket pillows on one of my favorite blogs...Cluck Cluck Sew, I have been dying to make some.  Last night I sat down at my sewing machine and made one.  If I had more fiberfill, I would have made more.  You can bet a trip to JoAnn's is on my list of things to do this week.  Go here:   http://www.cluckclucksew.com/  
for a great TUTE on how to make these fun pillows.  You can download and print the templates in two sizes.  A large one and small one.  She gives step by step instructions for making this pillow.  Templates and curved piecing aren't so scary!  I even used a kit to make my first fabric covered button to tuft the pillow. 


My button I had to mess with a few times to get the back piece on.  So it was slightly off skew.  But at 1:00 a.m., I decided to let it be, and put it on.  I wanted to finish and go to bed.  This is my practice pillow.  I will be making more.  What fun these would be in a kids room, with fabrics to match their beds.  Or I am thinking if I can find fabric for outside that I like, and making them for the yellow wicker seat. Or for your RV.   Fun, fun fun!  Go make some!!

19 comments:

Genn said...

What a cute pillow!
But 1am??? When do you sleep?

Erika said...

I want one, luv luv! :)

Yah 1am! What the hizzle

Bethany said...

Ooo, I loved those! I'm trying not to sidetrack into making them until I finish my other stuff....

Heather said...

Super cute pillow Kris. I like the color combination you used. Your quilting night with your friend looks like it was a lot of fun too. :-) Hope you are enjoying a nice week.

From the Kitchen said...

I'm thinking out on the porch! Love the style and the button looks perfect to me.

Best,
Bonnie

NanaNor's said...

I love the spring look of these and from what you said they are pretty quick to make but then again I have to remember you are a pretty amazing quilter. I also want to say that I wish I was there over the weekend for your get together and quilt time. I'd love to make these but have the other quilt to consider. I may pass this onto my girls though for the grands rooms.
Hugs today.

Holly said...

That is so cute! I'm going to have to try it. If it turns out ugly I won't be posting about it. Thanks for the tutorial link. I think one in oranges, yellows and lime greens would be so cute out on your yellow chair!

Sunny Simple Life said...

Too cute!! Love the colors and the shape. I love it all. I am jealous of your talent.

Kristi said...

So, so cute Kris! Love it!

~Niki~ said...

how did you get the button to match that top fabric so well?
that pillow came out great!
how easy was it?
i'm a quilter~not seamstress LOL
and I have TONS of fiberfill sitting around from dolls I used to make.

Debbie said...

Oh these look wonderful...Iam going to check out that link now...I like the outdoor idea! I don't think I could be doing much of anything though at 1:00 am haha

Linda said...

Very cute!! You did a great job!

annielizabeth said...

Oh! I want to make some. Yours turned out so perfect. I have to wait until we move, darn.

Tammy said...

Oh my gosh, Kris! So super cute!!!!

deb said...

just darling...I need some of your motivation!!!!!!

Kerri said...

You are one BUSY woman! Super cute pillow...I like the colors you put together. Your quilt tops look great too! I bought a sewing machine about 4 years ago...but then never took a class on how to use it! One of these days....

Pam said...

So cute... love all the fabrics you used and I especially love the button.

Pam said...

Very cute! You are so creative!

Melissa said...

Oh Golly! I fell in love with this pillow too! I think that will be my next project!! So so cute!