Friday, January 23, 2015

Love Struck Pillow and Crab Hats

I've been having so much fun this week testing out the new Love Struck pattern for Kitty over at Night Quilter. It is going live today and I have a giveaway here for you! More about that later. It's a great paper piecing pattern that's perfect for Valentine's Day! Check it out...

The Love Struck pattern includes printable foundation paper piecing templates including two "printer pages" to help save paper when printing multiples, clear assembly instructions, a coloring sheet on which you can try out color schemes before beginning, and sewing tips along the way. You can find in on Craftsy here or on Payhip here. Best part - it's on sale for $2 until Valentine's day!

Here's what I made with it. A cute cushion for my couch. I did four of the block rotating it around and I added a little 1.5" cut border so it fit the pillow form I already had. I love it! How cute and festive is this?!

The backing is adorable too. It is some old Walk in the Woods print by Aneela Hoey for Moda. The whole pillow, minus the background Cotton and Steel basics, came from my stash! Hurray for Sew My Stash Challenge!

Here it is without the pillow it in. It would make an adorable wall hanging or table topper too!!

When I first saw the pattern with all the little pieces I was seriously afraid of it but it is SO EASY! I whipped up this whole thing in a week while taking care of five kids, one sick, and getting a double crochet hat order together.

Speaking of double crochet hat order, I finished that up too. Aren't these crabs adorable?! They're one of several designs I have in my Etsy Shop ranging from Newborn to Adult (these are adult size).
Once again you can find the Love Struck pattern for $2 on Craftsy here or on Payhip here. Remember how I mentioned the giveaway in the opening? Well, Kitty has offered a free pattern to one of my readers. Simply post a comment here. If you'd like a topic let me know your favorite thing to do with kids on Valentine's day. I have five ages 18 months to 9 and love to include them in my festivities. The giveaway will be open until Wednesday morning when I make my next post and announce the winner.

I'm linking up with Finish It Up Friday, Fabric Frenzy Friday, and TGIFF to spread the love!

16 comments:

  1. What an adorable pillow! A great Valentine gift!

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  2. I really love your pillow and those hats are to die for.

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  3. Oh my goodness! Absolutely adorable. I love your idea to make it into a pillow. I think I need a Valentine's pillow or two in my life! :)

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  4. Your Love Struck Pillow turned out great! Thanks for the giveaway and the chance to win.

    Our kids are all grown but when they were still living at home, I used to put up fun little sticky notes in their bedrooms telling them what I appreciated about them while they were at school that day so that they came home to a Valentine's surprise.

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  5. Great pattern for Valentines day and a great giveaway. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  6. Great pillow and adorable hats!!!!!!!!!! OMG, I want them (or to make them) both!! :-) Love the arrows with hearts....

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  7. I love that pillow and then I saw those cute little hats which are adorable!

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  8. Just learning to paper piece. Would love to win and make this my first project!

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  9. What a charming (and perfectly seasonal) quilted pillow! The fabrics you selected work so perfectly with the pattern.

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  10. I just love how your pillow turned out Julie. The simple quilting just lets the arrows shine... And that binding! Perfect!

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  11. The arrow/heart pattern is darling and I love the colors you chose.

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  12. The pillow is adorable! Love the color scheme and the quilting.

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  13. I am loving your cushion! What a super cute pattern! I don't have much paper piecing experience so I'm glad to hear it's not too difficult.

    Two years ago we had a FUN valentines party with some neighborhood kids and our kids. Two things that were totally successful were decorating tiny cupcakes for dessert after a spaghetti dinner and using doilies as stencils to sponge paint cheap target long sleeved tshirts with hearts. My kids wore those shirts all the time. I'm pregnant this year and tired, but we'll definitely decorate cupcakes.

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  14. Your pillow is beautiful! Decorating cookies I my favorite Valentine activity with my grandchildren. Thanks for the opportunity to enter the giveaway. (shirparks@gmail.com)

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  15. Adorable! As far as valentine's day, I have only gotten as far as cookie making, so I am also looking for ideas :)

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