Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Amy Butler's Fabric with a Moda Bake Shop Pattern

LOVE fabric!

It's really not a secret!  My husband has known for quite a while. 

What do I love about fabric?


  • The Color
  • The Texture
  • The way it feels in my hands
  • My imagination of what to make with the fabric 
  • The smell of the fabric 
  • The design of the print

So in March, I signed up to be in my first pillow swap over at  

This brings me to why I'm talking about fabric!   I went to one of my favorite fabric/quilting shops.  Really, any store that sells fabric is my favorite shop!  I needed to pick out fabric for my pillow swap.  It's one thing to pick out fabric for yourself but  to pick for someone else, it makes you pause.  You want to give them the very best.  You want them to love it. So I was very choosey.  I knew that the pillow I was making was for someone who likes blues and purples.  She didn't have any suggestions as far as style.  I spent a good hour just looking and feeling the fabric.  I narrowed my choices down to 4 bundles of fat quarters.  Each one had something I loved about them; whether it was the color or the print.  So narrowing it to just one was really hard!  It's like a kid in a candy store... so many choices... how does one decide?  Well, finally the winner was this beautiful bundle of Amy Butler's fabric from her Love Collection.  I love the bold print and the color selection. 

Aren't these a beauty:

The fabric has both purple and blue so I hope she likes my choice.  Yes, the print is bold.  I hope she likes bold!   I also picked this fabric because of the type of cotton used to make it.  It's just beautiful. 

So without further ado!  Let me show you the pattern I'm using for my pillow:

This is from Moda Bake Shop.

Roslyn Mirrington made this beautiful pillow, named BLOOM.  She was so kind to put a handy dandy tutorial together for people like me! I need women like her so I can sew.  I wish I could say that I'm creative but sadly I'm not.  I depend on these creative ladies to provide me with ideas and patterns.  They have a vision that I don't so I need them! Now, with that being said, I can take their creations and make it my creation with flair!  I look forward to see what I come up with.   Please come back here in two weeks, I'll have my finished project:  "Bloom" pillow made with my wonderful, colorful  Amy Butler's fabric.

1 comment:

Down On The Farm said...

Wow! That is going to be BEAUTIFUL!! I would LOVE to be the recipient of that gorgeous pillow. Sadly, I'm not creative either. But at least you can follow a pattern, which puts you a step ahead of me! Can't wait to see the finished pillow :)! Have a blessed day!!!