Life Aquatic Pillow Pop by Terryt1955

Summary

Category:
Quilting
Pattern:
Life aquatic from pillow pop
Status:
Top Assembled
Started:
2014-03-21T00:00:00Z
Finished:
2014-03-21T00:00:00Z
Tutorial:
None

Description

I decided to try the Life Aquatic pillow for my March Pillow Pop project after seeing all the amazing pillows everyone was coming up with. I chose gray neutrals for the background and a "pop" of purple for the cross since everyone knows I love purple. 

I'll be making the back over the weekend and using Wendy's hidden zipper tutorial again since I can't do it on my own yet. Thank God for that awesome tutorial!

3/29/14 backing is done, zipper is installed and I'm feeling pretty proud of myself for doing another zipper. I used a small gray chevron  and the same fabric that I used for the center of the plus. For the zipper placket I used the purple that I used for the outside of the plus. I love my purples!
I need to get a cute wooden Adirondack chair as a prop. I had to use my grandson's little one and it's  lime green. Not the best color for a backdrop!


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Loves

HawkFan
Menolly13
ArloDeanQuilts
Caribousmom

Comments

Caribousmom

Love your color choices, Terry! And just so you don't feel bad...I can't do those backs without re-reading my own tutorial :)

Terryt1955

Caribousmom LOVE that you need to refer to your tutorial as well. Made me feel a whole lot better!
I was making those little strip sets and then turning them into "tubes" and ended up with a whole lot more. So I'm off to making a little split rail quilt. Why can't I get away from working with neutrals all the time?

ArloDeanQuilts

Terryt1955 I love the neutrals with the pretty pop of purple. Very pretty pillow. I really like the hidden zipper tutorial as well. I have used it on all my pillows so far. (Thank you Caribousmom for the tutorial)

Capetowngirl

I love your monochrome colour choice and also that your cross is in a different area of the pillow. Really beautiful!

Terryt1955

Capetowngirl Thanks!

Readerowl

A very striking and unique version - It's a winner!

HawkFan

I love your version of this pillow. The purple really does pop against the neutrals and that little floral center is great

Terryt1955

HawkFan Readerowl Thanks you guys! I'm hoping to have enough of the purple floral to use on the back. At least for a portion of it. I wish I had bought more of it.

True

What an awesome pillow just love the choices you made for fabrics and colors! Awesome.

kreece

Love this!

Terryt1955

True Thanks! I worked on it's sister quilt last night at Open Sew and made a lot of progress. I'm so pleased that it all came about as an after thought to the pillow!

Terryt1955

kreece Thanks so much!

Mymble

Great fabric choices...tres classy!

Terryt1955

Mymble Oh you are so french and classy yourself! Oh la la!

Mymble

Terryt1955 ... pass the wine and the seam ripper but not at the same time... :) s'il vous plait

Terryt1955

Mymble cocktail scissors ambulance LOL!

Mymble

Terryt1955 Yup...that looks about right !

Terryt1955

Carolmarie Thanks carol! I'm hoping to finish the back (with zipper) this weekend so it qualifies for Wendy's blog posting.

Skynme

I love this, what a great pillow! I love the purple fabrics with the neutrals.

Readerowl

Wow the back! Love it.

Caribousmom

Fantastic finish, Terry! Love how you did did the back (and congrats on tackling another zipper!). I kind of like it on that lime green chair :)

HawkFan

Oh Wow I love the back!! What is that floral print you used? What a great pillow

Terryt1955

HawkFan Thanks! The floral on the back is called "Geneva" by Hoffman International. I believe I got it at Intrepid Thread.

Terryt1955

Caribousmom Thanks, could only do it with your tutorial! I really would love a photo prop like your white swing. Everything looks like the bomb on it.

Terryt1955

Readerowl Thanks, I'm liking it too!

Terryt1955

Carolmarie Thanks! I was so happy I had enough of it.Don't you just hate running out of fabric?

Terryt1955

Skynme Thanks, I love the gray & purple combo a lot too.

Sewhappy

I love your pillow, and the wonderful contrast between the neutrals and purple. Love the back fabrics - perfect choices.

HawkFan

The back is the same fabric as the single bright flowers on the front isn't it? That's definitely my style of fabric. I'll keep my eye out for it

Terryt1955

HawkFan Yes it is the same.Originally I bought it to make a bag but I decided not to wait forever to make it and use it instead.

Sewbusy64

Your life aquatic pillow is awesome. love the low volume prints and the purple

Terryt1955

Sewbusy64 Thank you!

HawkFan

Carolmarie I just saw an example on Instagram that showed two swatches of Kona Coal and they were vastly different! The point being, if it absolutely matters, it's best to make sure you have enough of a given fabric when you start because it can be like yarn or wallpaper where they always tell you to use the same dye lot. I had no idea!

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