Tuesday, 10 July 2012

Ring Around The Rose Pillow Cover in Linen


Note to self: don't make this pillow again unless you use a circle cutter!  Or at the very least, know the exact number of circles needed so you don't end up cutting 60 extra!

Last month my mother-in-law showed me the pattern for this pillow in her quilting magazine.  I decided to make it for her birthday.  I had read the instructions thoroughly, but when it came time to make it, I couldn't remember exactly how many circles to cut!  And I couldn't find a copy of the magazine.  So I just went for it, and it worked out.  I did have some trouble with my sewing machine, but other than that (and cutting all the circles), it was really easy to make.  Now I need to do something with all those double-sided circles I have left over.

Since I used a floppy linen for the pillow cover, I also lined it with white muslin.  I'm really pleased with how it turned out!  I like how the lined linen makes it looks more professional than the quilter's cotton called for in the directions would.




Linked to: New House, New Home, New Life, Petals to Picots

12 comments:

  1. Very pretty! Your mother-in-law will love it!

    She doesn't have internet, does she? It might not be a surprise... lol!

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    1. Thanks Patty! I did already give it to her. I think she reads my blog occasionally.

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  2. WOW! That looks very complicated. Do you have enough circles to make a second pillow? :) It's gorgeous.

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    1. You know, I probably do have enough to make a second pillow. I'd probably have to cut more circles, but I have plenty of fused fabric left over, which is pretty useless as it is. And I'd have to find another fabric for the background.

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  3. Lovely, Joanna! I'm sure your MIL will love it!

    I have nominated you for The Liebster award. Details at http://appleboxboutique.blogspot.ca/2012/07/project-personality-liebster-award.html

    Have a fantastic day!

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  4. Hi Jo - this is lovely. At first, I thought it looked way too complicated to attempt. But I see that you probably sewed the circles onto the cushion in circles, outside in? Whichever way you did it, it's fabulous.

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  5. This is gorgeous! I love how it turned out. In fact I want one of these! Great job. Thanks for sharing at the All Star Block Party!

    Holly

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  6. Hey Jo - I'm featuring your pillow project on the All Star Block Party. Head on over to grab your button.

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  7. Featuring this also!

    http://www.nutmegplace.com/2012/07/all-star-block-party-7.html

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  8. Hi Joanna, I am featuring your rose pillow at my I Love Fridays party this week. Feel free to stop by and grab a featured button. Thanks for linking up :)

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