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Saturday, February 11, 2012

I did it!!!

Wow - I made the clamshell pillow!! Doesn't it look so natural and beautiful in it's new home??  I wish I had more fabric so I could make this poor lonely pillow a mate.

Fabric: Amy Butler - August Fields, charm pack, jeans fabric from Joann's
16" pillow form
invisible zipper closure (go me!!)

Ok - this is now my favorite thing I've made so far - - Ben is right, I do say it every time.  But so what, it's true.

I'm especially excited about this project because I feel like it really showcases the August Fields line.  This fabric line holds a special place in my heart b/c it was the first fabric that inspired me to buy fabric just because it was pretty ... for no intended purpose ... just to oogle.  I have since grown my stash and now have a few tubs full of fabric that I love.  How much do I love this fabric??  Enough to try it in a quilt, decide 10 blocks in that it isn't really showcasing the fabric enough, and then pick it all out.  ... I hate ripping out ... I avoid it at all costs.  But for this fabric I did it.  And then for a year I looked at it, dreamed of where it could go, not finding the appropriate home until it was time for this pillow.  So there's a little background on why I'm so in love!

Off to enjoy the rest of my birthday weekend.

I'm going to link this up to Fabric Tuesday - be sure to check out what all the other awesome sewers are making over there. The link is in my sidebar.


  1. If I knew what a clamshell was I would probably completely agree. But the whole fun about patchwork is that you make matchign partners that don't look alike. So the same cushion case in solids - maybe corresponidng to the dominat colour in the hmm whatever you call the single things ...
    Great job!
    And a belated Happy Birthday!

  2. So cute, I love it!
    And happy birthday!

  3. Very cute!

    Stopping by from Quilt Story's link-up.




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