Gum Drop- Pillow Pop January by True

Summary

Category:
Home & Decoration
Pattern:
Gum drop
Status:
Complete
Started:
2013-11-10T00:00:00Z
Finished:
2014-01-05T00:00:00Z
Tutorial:
None

Description

Here is my first pull of fabrics for January pillow...but I have lots of time to change my mind 1000 times.  But using this text fabric I have in different colors has been sticking to my brain since decided to do this sew along...so tonight went through stash to see what I have in each color that would work.  

Update 1-1-14 pulled rest of fabrics and made top.  Will not quilt until weekend.  I need one more "Pay It Forward 2013" and I think this pillow will be it.  

Update 1-4-13  Front quilted and back done but got stuck deciding on binding so decided to sleep on it!
1-5-14 done now who to give it to?

Pictures

Loves

luxxia
hlaureles
Florence
ArloDeanQuilts
Skynme
Terryt1955
Caribousmom
Amanda

Comments

cally68

True love the text fabric. I have been looking at it for a while but haven't purchased it...yet

True

cally68 I am addicted to text and love the fun colors of this one. May not use all of these when January comes but wanted to see if I had stash that went with each color...and I do! :-)

Terryt1955

Great colors! They really will look like gumdrops!

True

Terryt1955 Omg they do...LOL! Staring at them I may drop the dark blue...who knows!?

Charwirfs

Good luck with your choice. These all look great. Text fabric makes every project more interesting.

Terryt1955

Only drop the dk blue if you add purple!!

Caribousmom

Great selection of fabrics, Mary!

True

Terryt1955 Oh will have to see if I have a purple for the text that would work!! Text could go either way I think...good idea!

True
True

Terryt1955 in my search for purple I did not like what I had and it did not work with text in indigo BUT I found a blue I like better and then switched the pinks (and like this one better as well) as did not want to fabrics that were the same. Thanks for inspiring me to look further...

Caribousmom

Nice change :)

True
Terryt1955

OKay, you've got it Now put it away in it's own little baggie before you start second guessing yourself. These are going to make a great gumdrop pillow!

True

Terryt1955 LOL I am putting in my new cabinet on works to be done shelf;-)!

Mymble

Wonderful- dittos to everyone- great colors- totally "gumdroppy" :)

Terryt1955

So proud of you! Aren't you so glad you bought that new fabric hutch!

True

Terryt1955 sure am...problem is I seemed determined to fill it;-)

HawkFan

Ooooohhh - I love how the color moves through this pillow top. Great fabric color and placement choices!

Skynme

This turned out fantastic!

True

Skynme HawkFan thank you both...I meant to add to notes I loved how Readerowl used a black outside and low volume inside in hers so I stole the idea from her!

Caribousmom

This is fantastic, Mary! I love all those text fabrics and the use of the black too. Love it!

True
Amanda

This is great!

True

Amanda thank you!

Joke

It came out so great!! And i love the black square in the middle. Great contrast!! Too bad work gets in the way for a finish lol !

True

Joke thank you! And work...oh well;-)

Readerowl

True About that dark outside piece in the middle unit.: take another look at the Mymble Christmas Gumdrop. I wonder if that's why I put that unit in the middle of my pillow top? Love your final choices.

True

Readerowl that is so funny how one person starts a trend;-) Thanks!!

Mymble

Looks great Mary...awesome final fabric choices...love the contrasts!

Sewbusy64

Fun, quirky, and awesome!

True

Sewbusy64 Mymble thank you both!!

Quilt455

Mary, this is great. Love the text print and the dots are always a favorite of mine. You guys are quick. Haven't even picked out my fabric yet. Hmmm

True

Quilt455 thank you... Fact I had picked out most of fabrics before and put them aside was a significant factor!

Caribousmom

Quilting looks REALLY good, Mary! And the back is luscious! I finished the quilting on my pillow today - just sewing on binding so will post photos tomorrow :)

True

Caribousmom thank you...cannot wait to see yours...I am clueless what I want for binding!!

True

Carolmarie thank you and maybe you can tomorrow??

Terryt1955

You are making me jealous finishing this beautiful pillow already! Lovely!

True

Terryt1955 thank you...don't be jealous!! I am a little burnt in big projects so am doing some small ones that have no pressure attached before leap back in to my UFO's, etc.

True

In means on I cannot type this morning!

Caribousmom

Perfect choices here, Mary! LOVE the black binding as it just allows the other colors to pop. So gorgeous!

True

Caribousmom thank you... I really struggled with the binding...realized part of it is this is just so different for me using black was hard. I did not like this pillow until it was done!

Mymble

Looks great Mary- love the binding!!

Readerowl

Lovely finished pillow - love the coral sketch and tex with the black on the back. The rounded pillow shape makes the gumdrops even yummier.

True

Readerowl Mymble thank you both...it is fun to see these all with same pattern but so different looking!

ArloDeanQuilts

This is beautiful. I kinda wish we were doing a swap, there are so many of these that I would like to have at my house, this one included!

Terryt1955

I stand corrected. I mentioned on someone else's pillow that the lack of binding made it more modern. But here your black binding makes the pillow just as modern! What was I thinking! This pillow is great and the backing is lovely. I agree, I love how different everyone's is coming out just with the placement of the circles and the fabric choices. What a fun pattern!

Terryt1955

ArloDeanQuilts You may be on to something with your idea of a swap. Maybe by the end of the SAL we al draw names and send off one of our pillow covers to someone else?

ArloDeanQuilts

I think that might be really fun!

HawkFan

Ooh that black binding is perfect for this pillow!

True

Terryt1955 ArloDeanQuilts thank you and that would be fun...maybe even do it half way through (I am not very patient;-) Thanks HawkFan I am thrilled people like black binding since it caused me such angst!

Quilterinmotion

True , I don't know what you were worried about! Your color choices are so fabulous. I'm glad I don't have to decide which pillow I like the best; it would be impossible!!!! Every one is so different from the next. It would be fun to see all the gumdrops in a mosaic, wouldn't it? Maybe we can do that at the end of the month.

True

Quilterinmotion you too sweet thank you! A mosaic would be neat... I love looking on the group page where they all show up together!

True

you are too sweet is what that is suppose to say;-)

True

Carolmarie thank you!

Strandkorbtraum

that pattern always reminds me of pacmen (or however you spell that old game). the drunkards path blocks are on my 'do it sometime in your life list'.

True

Strandkorbtraum you are right it does look like pac man! And they are not hard to do at all!

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