Friday, November 18, 2016

Heartland Horoscope Pillow


Hello and welcome to my stop on the Heartland fabric blog tour organized by Amy on behalf of designer Pat Bravo and Art Gallery fabrics.  My post marks the end of the tour, but if you're just finding out about it for the first time here, then check out the other beautiful projects made with Heartland at these great blogs:


November 7 Debbie
November 8 Jess and Charise

November 9 Jade

November 10 Amanda
November 11 Kari
November 14 Stephanie
November 15 Christopher
November 16 Kerry
November 17 Nichole
November 18 Krista (you are here ; ))

HOROSCOPE PILLOW 24" x 24"


Horoscope Pillow by Poppyprint

I decided to re-make my 24" Horoscope pillow pattern in a two-colour version using the Sapphire Sparkle Metallic for background and Honeycomb for the star points. I loved fussy cutting Trekant Rows for the binding (I think this is a fantastic print for binding and you effectively get three different colour options in one print: yellow, pink and dusky blue/grey) and the pillow is backed in Hus Hoot Gul in canvas.

  
  

Horoscope Pillow by Poppyprint

You can fussy cut 2 1/4" binding strips from the Trekant print! I chose to use the coordinating yellow prismatic row on my pillow (below).

Horoscope Pillow by Poppyprint

The prisms of Saphire Sparkle Metallic are printed with metallic silver ink that I had no trouble ironing from the right side. So good! I love the hand of Art Gallery fabrics - it's true that they really don't feel like other quilting cottons. The hand is more like a voile and it is gorgeous. I prefer to piece this fabric with a microtex needle as it is very finely woven.

Horoscope Pillow by Poppyprint

I stuffed my pillow case with a squooshy down-filled pillow form and gifted it to a special friend celebrating a milestone birthday recently.

Horoscope Pillow by Poppyprint

My pattern includes instructions on how to conceal your zip with an integrated flap. I much prefer this to an envelope closure that gapes open. The canvas owl print is excellent. The substrate is heavy and seems very durable compared to other fabrics called "canvas" from quilting fabric producers.  The canvas would be perfect for designer pillows, duffels, totes, zip pouches, box pouches, back packs...etc.  

Here's some great news! I have enough of the Hus Hoot Gul canvas leftover for someone to make their very own project, or back their own Horoscope Pillow! I'd love to share this with one of you (open internationally), along with a paper copy of my pattern. Just leave a comment below to be entered and I'll choose a random winner on the evening of Sunday, November 20. 

GIVEAWAY NOTE: I must be able to contact you. More and more comments are left on the blog by folks who do not have their email linked to their blogger ID (and I cannot respond to wordpress users at all). If I can't contact you with one click, I'll pick a new winner. Please check that you are not a "no-reply blogger" and remedy that, or leave your email addy in the comment written out like this: poppyprintcreates(at)gmail(dot)com.  Google "no-reply blogger" for info on how to check and steps you can take to change that status so that you can receive emails replies from blogs you comment on.


ETA: the giveaway is now closed. Congratulations to Sue, comment #11! I've emailed you.







25 comments:

Kathryn said...

I haven't sewn with canvas for a while. I love your choice of fabrics and design.

Debbie said...

This turned out beautifully. Good idea about fussy cutting the print for binding!

Nita said...

Those are beautiful. I've never sewed a pillow before. :)

Leslie said...

Beautiful fabric, gorgeous pillow.......definitely be fun to win some of that fabric and especially the pattern that includes the zip closure.

Jenny said...

beautiful pillow Krista. I love the colors too.

Amy Friend said...

Thank you for participating! It's a beautiful pillow and I like your closure!

Ariane said...

Your pillow turned out beautifully!! The colours in this fabric line are gorgeous. Thanks for the giveaway!

Allison CB said...

Very cute pillow - just love those owls! Thanks for sharing!! mumbird3(at)gmail(dot)com

Dianne said...

What a great birthday gift! The owls and binding are a special added touch to this great pillow.

Dolores Plouffe said...

Great Fabrics! Would love the Pattern with the zipper closure thanks for the giveaway

legato1958 said...

What a gorgeous pillow in these Heartland fabrics!! I love the pattern, too!!
Susie Legato1958 (at) aol (dot) com

LethargicLass said...

I would love to win this pattern, it looks great! Where do you get your 24" pillow forms? IKEA?

Elsa said...

Love this pattern and sewn with sparkle fabric is fab! Thanks for the chance to win this prize!

Darcy said...

What a great pattern and fun giveaway! Thank you for the chance to win!

KaHolly said...

It's just delightful! I've only made a few pillows and they are sew much fun! Great pattern and thoughtful give away!

Ginger said...

Gorgeous pillow! I love the pattern.

Vini said...

I change up my toss cushions seasonally, so pillows are a 'thing' in my sewing room! Love yours!

Eleanor said...

Great pattern and lovely giveaway! Thanks for the opportunity! ecboeringa(at)Gmail(dot)com

Diane said...

Beautiful pillow! Loved the projects on the blog tour. Thanks!

Tamie said...

Love, love your pillows! Thanks for the giveaway.

Kathy E. said...

I am a long-time owl lover and this fabric would be happily used to make a sweet project! It's so cheerful and sweet.

Karen said...

Great pillow and pattern. This would be a perfect gift to make for my daughter. prycek@mymts.net

Prairiesummers said...

I think your quilt is wonderful. I t has this "jeans" quality and it is awesome for boys or girls. Thank you for sharing. jen.neef@web.de

Karen Hootman said...

I love your pillows and quilt. Thanks for the chance to win this great giveaway.

Brenda said...

thanks for the chance to win! strings[at}mts[dot}net