Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Crazy Punkin Pillow

I've been kind of quiet in terms of blogging.
I have been sewing.
Pinky swear.

Actually, I have been getting a little 'crazy' lately.
 I was inspired by the EZ Quilting Simply Crazy Ruler to make this pillow.
I took out my stash of orange, black and Halloween fabrics and went to work.

I decided that plain black in the center wasn't going to cut it so I drew a pumpkin
and stitched it with size 8 pearl cotton.
I used the same size 8 pearl cotton for the 'quilting'.
I love the big stitch pearl cotton look on this pillow.
I am thinking that this ruler would make a great tutorial or inspiration for a new project.
Do any of you have this ruler in 'stash'?
Just curious if you have it and if you made a project with it.
I kind of like it because it helps me with the 'wonky' look that I tend to shy away from.


❦Bayside Gal❦ said...

Ok, I need this ruler. I love your project. I keeping moving my halloween fabrics around my sewing room. I can't settle on a pattern to use them with. This ruler might just be it!! Thanks for the inspiration.

Hugs, Jean

sunny said...

I like! I just bought that ruler yesterday.

Kari @ The Purple Quiltapotamus said...

What a fantastic pillow - I love the colors and the block pattern! New rulers scare me but I'd love a tutorial on how to use it!

Catskill Quilter said...

Absolutely adorable! Great idea to add the pumpkin!

Brooke said...

Hey Vickie,

Your pillow looks great. I love that "wonky" look too. Okay, I guess I'm a little ashamed to admit it but it isn't intuitively obvious to me how the ruler works. You up for a little show and tell? Because I sure do love the end result.

I can see where you would lay the ruler down to get the "wonky" shape, but how do you get it all squared up again to turn it into a pillow top or quilt block?

That's probably a silly question, but I love the pillow so I'm going to ask anyway. :-)

Anonymous said...

Sew cute! Great job.

Betsy said...

Vickie, it looks great! Such inspiratin.

PunkiePie (Jen) said...

Don't have the ruler but your pillow is just too darn cute!

Tatkis said...

Such a cute pillow! And great idea with the stitching in the middle and crazy patchwork!