Thursday, September 6, 2012

fall pillows and a winner...

Fall is in the air, and we even had a cool, overcast day yesterday. Today the sun is brightly shining, with the feel of fall getting closer. Do you ever have a long list of things or projects to do, but start another project that you really shouldn't be doing? Well, that was me yesterday! 
Sweet Renee of My Vintage Mending introduced me to an adorable e-magazine called Bustle and Sew! Oh my, it is the cutest magazine full of wonderful projects, embroidery patterns, and more! Renee mentioned this sweet fall apple appliqué pillow project in the September issue that she thought I would like, and she sure knows me!
I subscribed right away, so that I could make the pillow! Yes, should I be working on the 20 tea towels, and more for my boutique? Of course I should, but how could I resist making this cute pillow! 
So, I chose some of my favorite red fabrics, and starting cutting away these sweet apples with their pretty green leaves, and black felt stems! A little black stitching around the edges of the apples and leaves.
And, a pretty red scalloped edging for the finishing touch! I love how it came out, and  it was just the perfect addition to my fall decor, which I will have to show you next week! Thank you so much Renee for introducing me to the most darling magazine! 
Last year, I made a couple fall tumbler pillows from one of my favorite lines, Little Apples by Aneela Hoey! I love quilting free-motion on smaller things!
The pretty grey with the pretty aqua, red, and olive green are so lovely together! There is something about all her fabric lines that I just adore!
And here they are sweetly waiting for the first day of fall!! Aren't you ready?

Congratulations CarlaYay! I will email you and get you contacted with Miss Natalie! Thank you all for entering into the giveaway!! Wishing you a beautiful day!



70 comments:

  1. Heather your pillow is adorable and perfect to display for fall.

    xo,
    Danielle

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  2. Very adorable pillows! I love Bustle & Sew! You have been busy!

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    1. Thank you much Clara! Isn't such a cute magazine! xo Heather

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  3. Adorable pillows! I've not had the time or energy to make anything of late. Hope your day is great. Tammy

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    1. Thank you Tammy!! Oh, ope you get some time and energy soon!! Have a great day! xo Heather

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  4. They are super! I saw some patchwork recently called 'apple core' , I think! That would look great as a back to one of these cushion! Mind you that is even more work! Ada :)

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    1. Thank you so much! Oh, I love the apple core pattern. I have some paper pieces that I have yet to use! xo Heather

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  5. oh my gosh Heather what gorgeous pillows!!! I just love the apple one :) you really do make the sweetest things! love your work.
    Jessie, xo

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  6. Gorgeous!!! I hope you have great success at your shop!! Your blue/turquoise fabric I have too, I made a sweet apron knot dress with it!
    Connie from Sadieloohoo

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    1. Thank you Connie! So sweet of you! Your apron sounds adorable! xo Heather

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  7. um, i'm thinking you make the best pillows ever! gorgeous!!

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  8. Those pillows are so adorable and just perfect for Fall and the children going back to school with the apples!

    Congratulations to Carla on the win...enjoy!! xo

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    1. Thank you Sherri! Have a great night! xo Heather

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  9. hey Heather, where have you been? I have missed seeing you on my blog and I had to go hunt you up. Blogger is being lazy lately and not showing me your posts. urgh.

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    1. Hi Renae! Sorry, busy sewing away for my upcoming boutique!! Hope you are doing great! xo Heather

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  10. What great looking pillows!! Love the apples on the one, and the colors in your pillows from last year are terrific!

    chris

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  11. Get out...how flippin' cute. I love love love it so. The red trim is perfection. I so need you next door to motivate me. This just makes me smile...Good grief....Perfect little red bench. Smiles...Renee

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    1. Thank you so much for telling me about this sweet pillow project!! You know I can't rest cuteness! xo Heather

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  12. These are gorgeous!!! I really wish you could come over to my house and teach me how to quilt! I'm starting my first quilt for the new baby and I'm pretty much clueless lol!

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    1. Thank you so much! Oh, how fun would that be! I am sure your quilt is going to be so beautiful and sweet! I can't wait to see it! xo Heather

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  13. oh my goodness! i just adore the little apple pillow!! so perfect for fall!

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  14. Sew, sew adorable! I love that magazine, too!

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  15. I was scrolling down the page ooohing and aaahing at your super cute pillows and then I came to picture of them on the bench!!!! LOVE that bench!!!

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    1. Hi Debbie! So happy to have you hear!! Thank you so much!! xo Heather

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  16. the apple applique pillow is absolutely darling.
    well done, you!

    xo
    molly

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  17. So lovely are your pillows...I love september and the crispness in the air. xoxo

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    1. Thank you!! I love September and the crisp air, too!! xo Heather

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  18. Your pillows are so gorgeous and darling, I love them!! I'm going to have to check that magazine out, sounds wonderful! :) Hope you have a great night! xo Holly

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  19. Where is the apple pillow!? I just checked your Etsy listing; that is SO PERFECT! We had a frost in April after the apple trees had budded early when we had weird hot weather in March, very few if any apples this year in MN!

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    1. The pillow is sitting on a vintage chair in my living room. ;) Thank you!! It was fun to make, and couldn't be better for fall. Oh, so sorry. I bet those are the best apples!! xo Heather

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  20. Good for you for taking out some time to do something just for you! The pillow is lovely!

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    1. Yes, it felt good just to create and have fun! Thank you! xo Heather

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  21. Adorable pillows! I love a bed with a bazillion pillows.. but find I keep mine on the floor most of the time unless company is coming over LOL

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    1. Thank you Cheryl! That's funny! ;) xo Heather

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  22. I love your apple cushion its a real beauty and that red crochet edge is just a gorgeous touch. dee x

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  23. Your apple pillow is just adorable. You do such beautiful work.

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  24. Hi Heather..
    Darling pillow! I love the color combinations and fabrics that you used.
    Charming, simply, charming.

    Congrats to the winner.. how fun for her!

    Love your little bench and pillows.. so stinking cute!!

    Hope you have a great day, cute-pie :)

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    1. Thank you Kerin! Hope your weekend has been wonderful! xo Heather

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  25. Adorable pillow!! Sometimes you need to take a break and do something just for fun. I'm glad you did. =)

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    1. Thank you Amy! It was so nice to take a break, and just create!! I missed it! xo Heather

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  26. Your free-motion quilting looks most excellent! Beautiful blog ... new follower here. :)

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    1. Hi Hilary! Thank you so much! So happy to have you here!! Hope you are having a great weekend! xo Heather

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  27. Love your pillow it turned out beautifully. I totally forget I had subscribed to Bustle and Bow last year. I may have to check it out again.
    Hugs
    donna

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    1. Thank you Donna!! Bustle and Sew is such a cute magazine!! xo Heather

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  28. I love your new pillow, Heather! The fabrics you chose are perfect, and the three pillows look gorgeous grouped on the little bench...so colourful and pretty!
    Have a wonderful weekend!
    Helen x

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    1. Thank you so much Helen!! Hope your weekend was fabulous! xo Heather

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  29. You gals that SEW are amazing! Very sweet pillows. I think some apple pie is in order!
    Happy Weekend!
    Warmly,
    deb

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    1. Aaah, thank you so much Deb!! Apple pie sounds so good! Hope you weekend has been lovely! xo Heather

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  30. You just keep dazzling us with your talents!!!! Your pillow is simply FABULOUS!!!! sending you tons of hugs and CONGRATS to CARLA!!!!! ENJOY!!!! hugs...

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    1. Thank you so much sweet friend!! xo Heather

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  31. Oh my gosh these pillows are just so so so sweet!! LOVE them!! :) Love your work!

    xo

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    1. Thank you so much Jenny! You are so sweet!! Have a great rest of the weekend! xo Heather

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  32. What a very happy pillow! You are so talented! Beautiful; job~

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    1. Hi Lindsay!! Thank you so much my sweet friend!! Hope you are having a wonderful weekend!! Missed you, too!:) xo Heather

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  33. The apple pillow is the cutest. I love the fabrics that you chose. They are all so cute. It's okay to take a break now and than from the usual stuff. You had a wonderful burst of creativity over there!

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  34. Heather.. I have never been so in love with pillows in my life!! I am not just saying that, oh, gosh, they are so sweet and beautiful! Perfect even!! Smile.. grin.. sigh!!
    I have to go look at Bustle and Sew, haven't been there for awhile. I have the blog on my blog role on my page, I better go look again!!
    Blessings,
    Susie

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  35. Hi Heather!

    I adore your sweet pillows - you have a wonderful eye for putting fabrics together. I have missed my visits with you and my goodness you have been a busy girl! Your birthday is in September? Mine is too! What day? Mine's the 17th - a Monday this year - no fun! Your new towels are gorgeous (of course) and you've found so many wonderful treasures. Wish it was feeling like fall here - no such luck - still in the 90s. I'm ready for soup and sweater weather. I'll have to keep a lookout for wooden sewing boxes for you now. Haven't been to many estate sales since school started. Maybe in October.....

    Hugs,
    Janelle

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  36. The pillows aer so cute! Happy Birthday!!!

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