This post is part of the Craft Book Month blog hop at Craft Buds. I’m going to tell you a little bit about Craft Book Month, and then we’ll get back to the pillow. Personally, I thought Craft Book Month was one of the best blog hops last year. There were interviews with publishing editors and authors, projects from books, not to mention giveaways for tons of these lovely books! I just love finding out about new books that have great projects in them. Sometimes it’s hard to tell from the description of the book online as to whether it will be a good one or not, but Craft Book Month took away all the guesswork!
Here’s the full schedule for Craft Book Month:
Tuesday 9/4: Olive & Ollie / Sew Sweetness
Wednesday 9/5: Fabric Seeds / The Busy Bean
Thursday 9/6: CraftFoxes / Stitched In Color
Friday 9/7: Katie’s Korner / A Prairie Sunrise
Sunday 9/9: Sweet Diesel Designs / missknitta’s studio
Monday 9/10: Sew Tara / Clover and Violet
Tuesday 9/11: Sew Fantastic / amylouwho
Wednesday 9/12: Projektownia Jednoiglec / Two More Seconds
Thursday 9/13: Ellison Lane Quilts / Don’t Call Me Betsy
Friday 9/14: Live a Colorful Life / LRstitched
Sunday 9/16: Fairy Face Designs / Canoe Ridge Creations
Monday 9/17: Inspire Me Grey / Freshly Pieced
Tuesday 9/18: Lindsay Sews / The Cute Life
Wednesday 9/19: The Littlest Thistle / Sew Crafty Jess
Thursday 9/20: Urban Stitches / imagine gnats
Friday 9/21: Sew Bittersweet Designs / The Plaid Scottie
No time to create a project? This month, just follow Craft Buds and comment to win some new craft books and lots of giveaways!
So back to the pillow! The pattern makes a 60″ long body pillow, which I bought at Target for around $7.50. The pattern is really easy! Each row is one print sewn to a background fabric in a tube, and then cut in alternating spots to make them look staggered. At first I was paying a lot of attention to the layout and how I was cutting, but soon I realized that it doesn’t really matter where you cut, it will look good just about anywhere. I aligned my fabrics in color order, which worked out well with this fabric line.
My family just loves this pillow, I’ve actually been keeping it on the living room couch, and my kids curl up around it. If I watch tv at night, it’s a nice head support. It’s probably getting the most use out of everything that I’ve made!
This pillow would be appropriate for a beginner. It went together fast and easy, and if you have Tula Pink’s book, the pillow is definitely a beautiful compliment to a lot of the other quilts in the book. Check back here on September 25th for the kick-off of the Tula Pink Sew Along…lots of great quilts and prizes coming your way!!