Sunday, June 27, 2010

The Pillow Story and a give away

Be sure to read to the bottom of this post!

It started with this magazine. I love the pillows, I love the colors. I even saw these pillows inspired by the magazine and loved them.
I made this, similar to the yellow and white. I really like it and think maybe it could be a block for a quilt. What do you think?

I loved the magazine pillow with the off set flower - almost falling off the edge. That was the inspiration for this pillow.

I remembered a book that I've had on my shelf and this pattern was book marked. It made the perfect block for my pillow.


It comes from this fabulous book - Skinny Quilts and Table runners II
I used one block from this awesome table runner design.
I love this design, too!
In fact the book is filled with patterns for 15 table runners, all beautiful and unique. The designs range from traditional to artsy and everything in between. Make a table runner or adapt any of the patterns for your own home dec project like I did. The instructions and photos are wonderful as you would expect from Martingale.

So I thought I'd ask the nice people at Martingale if they would donate this book so I could use it as a give away. They not only said "yes" but promised to donate some books in the future (I told you they were nice!).

So, you read blogs. You know how to get a chance to win. Simply leave a comment and I'll draw a winner next Tuesday, July 6th!

93 comments:

  1. that looks like a great book! I loved those pillows so much when I saw them on Oh'Fransson that i bought the pattern...

    I'll keep my fingers crossed...

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  2. That pillow turned out great with the brown border... How nice of Martingale and you to have a give away! Please enter me in the drawing.

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  3. I have been thinking about this book and thought it had a lot of really fun ideas in it. Love the pillows you made. They are just so bright and cheery. I loved the pillows at Oh, Franson as well. You gals come up with the greatest ideas.
    Thank you for such a great giveaway. Please count me in.

    Have a super great day.

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  4. I love the cushions (I speak Australian now I am back). I am going to try and make some cushions to practice my quilting but I keep starting other things. Great prize but don't put me in the draw because it would cost more than the book price to post.

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  5. Cindy,

    I love all
    the pillows, what a great job they make me happy just to look
    at them.See you soon, Jean

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  6. Thanks so much for a chance to win this great book. I have a dark gray sofa that is just crying for some colourful cushions! Love the ones you made.

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  7. What great pillows! Both the ones on the magazine and the ones you made. I love your flower pillow. Thanks for a great giveaway!

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  8. wow that is a lovely pillow! i like the unexpected bit of blue in there...so nice! great job on the copy of the yellow pillow...can you share the directions?

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  9. Book looks like a great one to own, love the designs.
    Linda

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  10. I'll take Lindas word on how nice the designs. Do not have a puter.
    Margaret

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  11. I too do not own a puter but was told how nice the designs.
    Melvagene

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  12. Cindy--your pillows are beautiful--the wisteria lane design is a favorite of mine.

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  13. I think your pillows are prettier than the cover ones! Looks like a great book!

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  14. Don't know when I'll have time to make the pillows or table runners, but I'd love to win the book. Please enter me in the drawing.

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  15. Oh, I love that table runner pattern that you turned into a pillow. It is amazing. Your pillow's are amazing. I think I might have to use your inspiration for the red one also. It is so fun!

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  16. That looks like a fun book! Your block and pillow turned out really cute.

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  17. Love the pillows! What a great idea! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  18. Such a great book! Love the pillows!

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  19. I'm trying to build my collection of sewing, quilting books. This books would feel right at home here.

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  20. Those are fabulous projects!!!!

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  21. WOW how fun.
    thanks for the chance...love you gorgeousness!!

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  22. Cindy, stumble to your blog when see your tablerunner on Moda Sweet Shoppe. Not good enough sew to do pillow or tablerunner for now, but will keep to try get better. Recovery is much slow now but am still quilting. No drive yet, still work on that too. Please enter me in drawing, hope to see soon.
    Thank you,
    margie
    3m@charter.net
    (Am blog challenge and have difficult with post so please forgive if get this wrong)

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  23. Thanks so much for a chance to win this great book!

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  24. I had to take a double look at the pillow, I thought it was printed fabric! You did a great job with the applique with the pillow!

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  25. Wow! I would love LOVE a pillow like either one of those? Will you be putting a tutorial together for the first one?

    Love it! Thanks for sharing your gorgeous results!

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  26. Beautiful work! I would love the book, am always searching for inspiration!

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  27. So pretty! Thanks for the chance to win:)

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  28. Cindy, great as usual!

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  29. What a fantastic pillow! Why can't I see things like that? Guess that's why I need books and the internet for ideas! Thanks goes out to Martingale for their generousity!
    freeindeed at myfairpoint dot net

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  30. What a pretty pillow! I would love to win the book, I actually have is on my wish list!

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  31. What an awesome pillow with the offset flower! Would love to win that pattern. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  32. I love your pillows! What a great book...

    Doris
    auntiedart(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  33. Those are great patterns. I love your block from the magazine I think it would make a great quilt.
    thanks for the chance
    lbroadstreet@tds.net

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  34. I never seem to have too many books, too much fabric or too many books about making things out of fabric. I loved that cover art as well!

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  35. I love the pillows you made! They are so cute!

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  36. Your pillows are so pretty! I would love to win this book. How nice of them to donate!

    Angelina

    figure8angel[AT]gmail[DOT]com

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  37. Oh my gosh! I have an 8 foot long table that is dying for some awesome runners - crossing my fingers!

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  38. I love your flower pillow and the runner in the last shot of the book, simply beautiful!

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  39. Wonderful giveaway! My sisters and I have been searching for the perfect table runner pattern, and we need to start a good library of quilt books! Thanks for the chance!

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  40. This book is so cool and so are your pillows.

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  41. Wow what a fabulous giveaway! The book looks so awesome. We are moving to a new house, and I am looking for new ideas. Thanks for including me :-)

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  42. I've seen some fabulous projects already out of this great book and would love to make many of the projects in it.

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  43. What a fantastic give-away! I've been wnting to make some decorative pillows....hope I'm the lucky winner.
    Trish www.quilttalesandcattails.com

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  44. I think that the pillow front you made would make a GREAT quilt block! Especially to do a rainbow quilt or something with a wide variety of bright colors!

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  45. Love the pillows. And I think that pillow front block would make a really neat looking quilt

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  46. that pillow is s show-stopper!! I would love to win a snazzy little book like this!

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  47. What a great way for inspiration! and that book is FABULOUS! I love the floral block you made into a pillow :0)

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  48. I love those pillows! I would love to win. Thanks for the chance. Colleen

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  49. Simply gorgeous pillows! I think I need that book LOL!

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  50. The pillow is so cute! Hopefully, I could put that book to good use. Thanks for having a giveaway!

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  51. I love, love, love your pillows!!!

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  52. I have the first volume of Skinny Quilts and Table Runners and I love it. Great giveaway!

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  53. I would love to win this book, those quilts look gorgeous!

    Thank you for the chance to win :)

    SheilaC

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  54. i love the table runner pattern and the one used for the pillow. thanks for hosting the giveaway.

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  55. I really love how you translated that flower pattern into a pillow. Very, very clever!

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  56. Lovely pillows, great book: Thanks for a chance to win.

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  57. That red/aqua/brown combo is so popular, and your pillow shows why. Just so cheerful. Thanks to you and Martingale for the giveaway, Kathie L in Allentown

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  58. this is a great book...i have it checked out from the library right now!

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  59. I need a new table runner!! Great book! Thanks for the giveaway.

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  60. Oh, my goodness! What beautiful books and so inspiring. Thank you for sharing them.

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  61. thanks for the chance to win. Love the red and white square and agree that it would make a striking quilt.

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  62. Oh, I love books that contain variety, I love to make artsy stuff! Thanks!

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  63. What a great book! I love the red squares block you made as well - I like that you were inspired by the magazine and could translate into real life so easily!

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  64. I hadn't seen that Martha Stewart magazine, but the pillows are wonderful. I love the ones you made. Yes, please enter me for the giveaway. Thanks!

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  65. The pillow is adorable! Have been looking at that book but have not bought it yet, I love the tablerunners in it especially the one like the pillow.

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  66. THANKS FOR THE CHANCE TO WIN!
    PILLOW IS DELIGHTFUL!
    THANKS,LINDA

    jldouglas@wispwest.net

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  67. This book was in my list to order. Love the red pillow, I have already put it into EQ. Don't you just love being able to do that?

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  68. Thanks for this great oppty to win! The table runners are great!

    Donna

    dsharper258@msn.com

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  69. Love your pillow! Thanks for the chance to win.
    kyoung1(at)gmail(dot)com

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  70. Your pillows are so bright and fun and I do love that red block. Thanks for the chance to win this great book. I have seen it on the web and thought it was a great book. Happy days.
    Bev.xoxo

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  71. Your pillows turned out great. I have had some in mind for a while. Maybe winning the book would jump start me!

    thanks!

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  72. Wow what a great book! Your pillow is adorable. Thanks for including me in your giveaway :-)

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  73. I love your pillows! The book looks great...I'd love to win it. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  74. Wonderful pillows. Very interesting book. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  75. so many beautiful pillows and patterns. I think if i don't win I might hunt out the book for myself any way :)

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  76. Looks like there are some GREAT projects in there. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  77. cute pillows! thanks for the chance!

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  78. Those are stunning! Great giveaway. Thanks for a chance :-)

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  79. The pillows are too cute! I would love to win. Thanks for such a great givewaway.

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  80. Yes, the pillows look great - and so does the book! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  81. The pillows are so cute. I'd love to make the wisteria table runner. Thanks for the reminder that we can be inspired by a pattern and then adapt it for our own vision.

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  82. Love your pillows! I'd love a chance at that book. Making some pretty awesome table runners would be fun.

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  83. What an incredible book. Would love to add it to my book collection and make something wonderful from it. Thanks for the chance. nlundeen at catt dot com

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  84. Wow, LOVE your cushions! I am a recently self-taught sewer (started out with scrapbooking and cardmaking). I have been hankering to make a table runner for our dining room table - but there are SO many patterns to choose from, how do you decide?! Thanks for the chance to win :) Hugs from NZ

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  85. beautiful! I think I need to go make a pillow!

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  86. That book has been on my want list for a while now... and now that I see that somebody brilliant made one into a pillow-- even better!!!

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