Thursday, October 18, 2012

TGIFF: Sparkle Punch pillow

When I realized that I was not going to be able to persevere and make an entire Sparkle Punch quilt, I decided that a pillow cover would be the next best thing, right? 


Kate Spain "Joy", Kona Ash, some red with white dots Christmas fabric from the local fabric store, and we have a fun 18" square cushion cover!


I did my usual simple envelope back, but for the first time I finished the edges with a binding, and I LOVE it.  It adds a nice border to the cushion of course, but it also means that there are no raw edges on the inside of the cover.  Score!


This cover  was a lot of fun to make, but since I have use for no more cushions in my own home at this point, the cover will find its home (hopefully temporary!) in my etsy shop.

Linking up with TGIFF, being hosted this week at Echinops & Aster, and Finish it up Friday @ Crazy Mom Quilts.


29 comments:

Nicole said...

Very cute, Heather!

Kristan said...

Looks great!

Alyce @ Blossom Heart Quilts said...

It's beautiful! I haven't tried binding a cushion before... is it similar to binding a quilt?

Taryn said...

Such a pretty pillow! I really like the binding!

Gemma@prettybobbins said...

What a pretty cushion! I was actually thinking about binding cushions today. I would love to hear how you did it :) It looks lovely!

Jenelle said...

That polka dot binding is the best! I really like how you used pebble quilting on this one too. It adds such a nice layer of texture to the geometric stars. Thanks for linking up to TGIFF!

Cathy said...

Lvely quilting!

Katie B. said...

This is beautiful! I live that sparkle punch pattern.

felicity said...

Super cute! I did an 18" square pillow cover with that sparkle punch block and it was tedious. I think that pillow cover took me as long as all of the other 3 I made combined.

applepiepatchwork said...

I love how you used binding to cover up the seam. Why has it never occurred to me to finish a pillow that way before? And the fabrics are great too.

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Debbie said...

This is darling! I'm making a cover too & going to use the binding to finish - love that idea!

Dawn said...

This is awesome! That pattern is so cool!!! The binding is the perfect finish too!!! Great job!

Emma said...

It's lovely! I'm planning to make a sparkle punch cushion at some point too :) Started it about 6 months ago, and then got distracted!

Patchwork and Play said...

Great cushion! The quilting and binding are so perfect!

Teje Karjalainen said...

That's so beautiful, Heather! The binding looks wonderful and I have wanted to try, too! x Teje

CitricSugar said...

Very cute! You make a nice pillow, lady. :-)

Erin said...

Beautiful Heather and the dots are soooo much fun. Good luck with the sale. :)

Melanie said...

Love your polka dot binding!

mle said...

Very pretty! I want to make a sparkle punch quilt too but it looks very time consuming. Makes a great pillow though!

Jennie said...

You are right - that is a fun little cushion cover! Love the binding on it.

twelfthzodiac said...

Very cute, I'm sure it won't be in your shop long!
This pattern has been on my to do list forever....a cushion might be the only way to go at this point! lol

LC said...

Adorable! Great work. I'm working on my own Sparke Punch right now, and you're right. It definitely takes perseverance :)

Jen said...

Very nice!

wobblybobbin said...

I love the quilting - just perfect!

Nat at Made in Home said...

Such a great cushion cover heather!

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

Adorable and I love the quilting!!

Toni said...

Very fun and festive! I really like the ash background and your quilting looks great!

Cutie and Company Quilts said...

That's a very cute pillow! I love the binding around the edges, it frames it so nicely.

Live a Colorful Life said...

How CUTE! I love the polka dot binding--perfect! One thing I have decided this year--not every pattern or idea needs to become a full-sized quilt. This is a perfect example.