Monday, October 18, 2010

Acorn Patch Pillow

“From little acorns mighty oaks do grow.”
                                ~ American Proverb

By now you all know of my love of acorns. Well, I got this idea in my head for a pillow, and I had to leave the Halloween projects behind this weekend to make this...


 I l.o.v.e. this pillow. It was relatively easy to make, too. Once I took the time to draw out my design and write down a list of each piece of fabric that I needed to cut, things moved along rather quickly. The squares are from Saltbox Harvest by Moda Fabrics. I love this collection of colors and prints. Each fabric perfectly captures fall.

The acorn patch in the center is linen with four little green buttons sewn on with mustard embroidery floss. The acorn itself is wool felt. This is, of course, my favorite part of the pillow.


I love the fabric on the back, too. It ties in all of the colors from the front. It has an envelope closure so you can easily remove the 16" x 16" pillow form.


And I added another one of my little homemade tags.


This pillow turned out better than I ever could have imagined. I really do love it. It's a perfect celebration of fall!





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17 comments:

Morgane @ Bear,Dolly and Moi said...

your pillow is so sweet, I am also an acorn fan.
The patch of linen and the applique add a great dimension to the front.

KJ@letsgoflyakite said...

Gwen, this is absolutely gorgeous!!! You have a great eye for colour combinations. You have made two awesome pillows this fall.

Erin said...

It's beautiful Gwen!! You do the best job putting colors and patterns together! :)

Misty said...

I LOVE this pillow!! Thanks for linking @Creative Itch's "Sew Cute Tuesday"!

Chris said...

Adorable! I love the colors and the sweet acorn in front. Well done.

Mychel said...

Wow, that's awesome! I really like it and it looks so professional! :D

Domestic Moose said...

I love this pillow. Great colours and the cutest little acorn!

Kim said...

This is so cute, I like the featured acorn in the middle. Nice.

Suzy said...

Love the colors!!
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Katie's Nesting Spot said...

Well you already know I big {heart} your pillow:) Cause I left my follower's entry comment before this one. I really like how it incorporates so many different fun fabrics but doesn't look busy. The patch with the itty bitty buttons totally does it for me:) Thanks for coming to A Crafty Soiree and sharing:) I hope you'll come back next week too, we love to see familiar faces!

The Answer Is Chocolate said...

Love your pillow and acorns must be on all of our brains because I just did an acorn project too. Thanks for stopping by my place and for your lovely comment.

Heidi Ferguson said...

This is gorgeous and so crisp and clean, I love it! I hope you'll link up at my brand new linky party on Tuesdays @ www.honeybearlane.com!

Quiltstory said...

So cute! Love that little acorn! I'm gonna go check out the giveaway. Thanks for sharing, see you next week!

Nike@ChooseToThrive said...

This pillow is gorgeous! I love the colors, the fabric -- everything! Beautiful.

Naturally Carol said...

I also think acorns are wonderful, I remember making little faces on them when I was a child and then putting them to bed in half a walnut shell. I love the way they have little caps on their heads!

tinahead81 said...

omg! this is awesome! and i love your little tag too!!

Tiffany said...

This is so cute - love the acorn block in the center. I have a quilt top made out of Saltbox Harvest waiting to be finished, maybe it needs a matching pillow :)

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