Gumdrop Beach - January Pillow Pop by Sewhappy

Summary

Category:
Quilting
Pattern:
Gumdrop
Status:
Complete
Started:
2014-01-10T00:00:00Z
Finished:
2014-01-24T00:00:00Z
Tutorial:
None

Description

I have been wanting to make a Beach Hut Pillow for awhile as we live near the beach.  As I was trying to decide what fabric to use for my Pillow Pop Sew Along this month, I was inspired by Skynme's 'GumDrop Road' to follow a Beach theme.  I pulled out all the Beachy/Nautical fabrics from my stash and set to work planning the layout (o.k. I admit I did buy 2 additional fat quarters, but the rest were from my stash).  I chose the straight line quilting as I like the way it emphasises the curves.  I didn't use a binding as I couldn't decide what colour.  I really enjoyed making this cushion, and it all went together quite smoothly.  I even did the zip on the back using Cariboumoms tutorial.  It has taken a few weeks of stealing a bit of time here and there, but it has been a fun project and I am really pleased with the results - bringing a bit of summer to the grey winter days in our lounge.  Sorry the pics aren't very good as I took them on my phone. I will try to take some better ones tomorrow. 

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Comments

Readerowl

A beach theme was always popular where I worked - i thought of my co-workers when I first saw this. Great idea, planning and finish. Love the back.

cally68

This is beautiful! I love your beach theme. I agree the straight lines really show off the curves. Great finish!

Caribousmom

Love your interpretation of this one! Great fabric choices...and the quilting is wonderful!

Mymble

Love all the wonderful prints and the pillow turned out wonderfully!

True

Perfect just love the beach theme...you really worked these fabrics together in this quilt so well!

ArloDeanQuilts

Wonderful, love your theme.

Sewbusy64

adorable

Sewhappy

Sewbusy64 ArloDeanQuilts True Carolmarie Mymble cally68 Readerowl Thank you all. Fun and therapeutic to do Beach in the middle of winter.

Sewhappy

Caribousmom Thank you, and I really enjoyed following your tutorial for piecing the back and putting in the zip. Thanks for posting it.

Caribousmom

Sewhappy You're so welcome! I love seeing it being used :)

VictoriaJ

Really cute! I love the quilting and the fabrics.

Aizome

GReat quilting!

HawkFan

What a clever idea for a theme and great fabrics!

Capetowngirl

Looks fantastic Sue.

Joke

This came out great!! Such fun prints too!

Gardencrafter

Yea! You finished, love it! Your quilting looks so good.

Sewhappy

Gardencrafter Capetowngirl Joke HawkFan Aizome VictoriaJ

Thanks everyone for your lovely comments. Such fun to do the Pillow Pop SAL and have a fun pillow for my sofa at the end of the project!!

Terryt1955

Cute, cute, cute! I bet it puts a giant smile on your face every time you walk in the room! Great colors going on here!

Sewhappy

Thank you, and yes it does make me smile when I see it, and then I have to go and touch it and plump it, and generally admire my own work! Hee Hee Hee :-)

Sewhappy

Terryt1955 Thank you, and I meant the above comment to reply to you!

Capetowngirl

Sewhappy hows the Metro coming on?

Terryt1955

I know I feel the same way when I walk in on my Gumdrop pillow. I think to myself, "I made this!" and more importantly, I like it. It's so great to find successful patterns to showcase our love for fabric.

Sewhappy

Capetowngirl I finished it on Saturday, but I am slow to upload photos... so I am doing it now!!

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