Tula Pink Sew Along: Lollipops Pillow

This post is part of the Tula Pink Sew Along!
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Tula Pink Sew Along

Today’s post is from Emily at Mommy’s Naptime. Emily is an awesome quilter, although her speciality is working on the smaller scale…check out her blog to see more about her projects!

Hi! I’m Emily and I blog at Mommy’s Nap Time. I am so excited to be a part of the Tula Pink Sew Along! I decided to make the Lollipops Pillow from Tula’s book
I used 100% linen for the front (Joann’s), and Aurifil 28wt hot pink thread for the stitched design. This project also uses a couple dozen covered buttons. I’d only used covered buttons once or twice before, and it took me a while to locate all those different sizes of buttons! I ended up ordering some of the buttons on etsy, my sizes aren’t all correct to what Tula mentions in the instructions. 
The button cover kit took a little bit to get used to – the larger sizes are easier to cover than the small ones (but I was still do-able with my 4 yr old helper!) 
I think the instructions were great, and very straightforward. I modified the pattern just a bit to use two different fabrics for the pillow backing – simply because I didn’t buy enough linen! 
The pillow was pretty easy. I’d say it’s beginner friendly. I used a “c” shaped tapestry needle to sew those buttons on – it was so much easier than using a straight needle, but it did take some getting used to (use a thimble!). Using that needle was the trickiest part.

I really love how this pillow turned out. It will make a nice decorative touch to my MIL’s bed! (shh don’t tell her!)
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