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Thursday, March 7, 2013

Friday Finish + Blog Hop with Giveaways!!!

The giant hexie pillow is finished!  And it's Blog Hop with Giveaways day!
  

But first, the finish! This was my first time to ever stuff an actual pillow, rather than making a cover so it was all a new experience.  Here she is.



I am still thinking about making it into a sprocket pillow (thanks CeLynn for the suggestion!) but for now it is done!



I made sides for it by cutting six strips that were 4"x9" and then sewed the strips together into a continuous loop.



Having the seams in the sides, helped me to keep the hexagon shape when I sewed it to the front, and then put the back on.

Here it is over the back of my sewing chair.. it makes me want to cover my sewing chair like this.. like those cool patchwork upholstered ones you see on Pinterest.



Stuffed it, ladder stitched the opening closed, and it's a pillow. :) Used some Riley Blake dots for the back from the Farm Fresh line. 



And now, it just needs a covered button in the middle I think.  Maybe, but haven't decided what to cover it with.



In the meantime, it's that time of year again for the Blog Hop Party with Giveaways..


Blog Hop Party with Give-Aways

..and this time, for the party, and also to help me celebrate reaching 600 followers, my sponsors are each offering a prize, so there will be three prizes, and three winners! :)  Yay! More chances to win! Thank you, thank you to each one of them!!  Go and check out their shops!

You could win one of these three prizes:

1.  A $25 gift certificate from Mad About Patchwork.



2.  This half yard bundle from Skye Reve Fabrics:





3.  Or.. last, but not least, a jelly roll of 2wenty Thr3e from the Fat Quarter Shop.




No hoops to jump through, just let me know you're a follower with one comment.

You can have one extra chance each if you choose to tweet, FB, pin, or blog about the giveaway, but those are optional.  If you do, leave a separate comment with the link for each one.  That's it. I'll leave the giveaway open until Sunday, March 17th. *Open to international followers*

Good luck and Happy Hopping!!!

xoxo




Links: Crafty Soiree, Think Tank Thursday, One Creative Weekend, Transformation Thursday, Show Off Your Stuff, Commercial Break Thursday, Show and Tell @ Sunshinex3, Link it up Thursday, Simply Designing, Artsy Corner, Things I've Done Thursday, TGIFF, Can I Get a Whoop Whoop, Keep Calm & Link Up, Do Something Crafty, Anything Goes, Weekend Showoff, LAFF, Shine on Fridays, Showoff Friday, Flaunt it Friday, Freedom Friday, Craftionary Finish it up Friday, Homemaker on a Dime, Weekend Wrap Up, Weekend Wander, Free for All, SNS, Show and Tell Saturday, Check Me Out Saturday, Catch a Glimpse Thursday

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What a generous giveaway! I'm a happy follower. Crossing my fingers that I win! :)

Erin Quinn said...

I am a follower.
Also I think your pillow is super cool. i have also checked out all the fancy chairs on pintrest, but I am too scared.
I vote for a big chocolatey brown button!! To match the strips on the sides. And becasue a pink one will blend in with the spots in the fabric, and we want that button to be a STAR!!!
Ok, I'm crazy, but I do like your pillow :-)
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Janet said...

Love your pillow! I am a follower. How do you get sponsors?

MsMidge said...

Love your pillow! Would look great as a sprocket :) I'm a follower!

MsMidge said...

And my blog post is scheduled for 3 hours time!

Love how the hexie cushion turned out! It looks fabulous! Well done! ;)

Fab prizes on offer too - makes me glad I"m a follower hehe!!

Tanya said...

I'm a follower. Thanks for chance to win. Your pillow turned out great.

Ali said...

i am a follower of course! I'm not too creative so I'd just go with my favorite..circley spot from that center fabric on a homemade fabric button, so I can't wait to see what you choose!

Tartankiwi said...

Two things...
1 I'm a follower :-)
2. Thanks for the inspiration, I'm making another EPP cushion and couldn't decide whether to make the cushion a wonky circle or a square- why didn't I think of a hexagon shape- PERFECT! Thanks!

Tartankiwi said...

Two things...
1 I'm a follower :-)
2. Thanks for the inspiration, I'm making another EPP cushion and couldn't decide whether to make the cushion a wonky circle or a square- why didn't I think of a hexagon shape- PERFECT! Thanks!

SoozeM said...

Gorgeous cushion!! I am a follower!

Pat V. said...

I am a follower. That is one really large hexie! Great job!

Amanda K said...

I'm a follower. Thanks for a chance at this giveaway.

Whatthebobbin dot com

Claire said...

I'm a follower - congrats on 600 followers and thanks for the give away!

Karen said...

Cool pillow! I'm a happy follower.

Nati said...

I am your follower and thanks for putting together such amazing prices!

great prizes. I follow your blog

memmens said...

Great pillow. thanks for the giveaway, I'm a follower

memmens said...

I tweeted: https://twitter.com/MaryEmmens/status/309961205206880256

shez said...

Hi Kelli i am a happy follower,thankyou for a chance.xx

love the hexie cushion - and great giveaway!

I tweeted about it (@Noaslibellule)

Lisa Marie said...

I follow your blog. Cute pillow and great giveaway, thanks for sharing!

Chiska said...

Cute cushion! I'm a follower.

I love your pillow! and what a fabulous giveaway! I'm a follwer, thanks for the chance

Melissa said...

I'm a follower! And the button will really finish off that pillow!!

Kathy S. said...

I am a new follower. Congrats on your Friday Finish. That's how I found you because I came over from Richard & Tanya's quilts link-up. Congrats also on hitting 600+ followers!

Kathy S. said...

I blogged about it today at:
http://new2quilting.blogspot.com/2013/03/1152-tumblers-later-finished-tumbler-top.html

Katie said...

congrats on reaching 600 followers

Gene Black said...

I am a follower! Your pillow looks great.

I am def. a follower via GFC

Fantastic gifts.

What a great pillow, Kelli! Love the design!! Whoop whoop!!

And of course I'm a follower - thanks for the chance to win such great prizes!

LesQuilts said...

Great post! I think the covered button for the pillow should be from the same fabric as the outside strips! Thanks for the greaet giveaways!
Take care, Leslie

LesQuilts said...

Thanks for the giveaways! I am a follower!
Take care, Leslie

I am a follower. Thanks for the giveaway.

Gill said...

Fabulous giveaway - I'm a happy follower!

Wonderful giveaway, Kelli and congratulations on 600 followers! I'm one of them. :)

fenna said...

I follow your blog! Great giveaway!

I'm a follower. Great Giveaway, thanks.

Your cushion is wonderful! I love the idea of a covered button in the centre, how about an orange to tone with the orange in the dot print/stalls? (Or is it red? It's hard to tell on my screen!) Thanks for a wonderful giveaway!

P.S. My tip for adding the button, if you're going to create a 'dimple' like you do with a biscornu: use polyester thread (it's stronger!) and pull the centre together first and then add the button. It means you don't risk breaking the button!

I tweeted! https://twitter.com/Archiewonderdog/status/310046006261710848

I am a follower! And you did a great job on that pillow, love it.
thanks for the giveaway!

I'm a follower, I love your cute pillow and thanks for your giveaway!

Mary Ann said...

I follow on Google reader. Love the hexie pillow. Thanks for the chance!

Samantha said...

I am a follower of your blog! Such a cute pillow too!!!

Karen said...

Great pillow! I'm a follower.

Your pillow is awesome. I love the way you finished it off.

I am a follower.

Vicki H said...

I am a happy follower. Love your pillow. Great giveaway too.

Love the pillow.

I'm following through Google Reader.

Patti said...

So glad to see that you stuffed the pillow, and it looks fantastic. A button would be a great addition too. Very generous giveaway,Kelli, and I am a follower.

Your pillow turned out gorgeous! A button on the center would be a great touch!

I love those Ann Kelle mushrooms. Thanks for the giveaway! I am a follower!

Lisa said...

Love your cushion... !
I'm a follower!
lisamcgriff (at) hotmail (dot) com

Ella said...

I'm a follower! (maybe cover the button in a solid)

Melinda said...

I'm a follower! Love your pillow! I'm thinking of doing something similar withe some selvages.

Linda said...

HI! HAPPY TO FOLLOW VIA BLOG LOVIN'!
THANKS FOR A GREAT GIVEAWAY!

msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

Linda said...

SHARED ON FB: https://www.facebook.com/linda.douglas.35


msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

Your cushion looks fab, and yes, now you totally need to cover that chair!

KatieQ said...

I like that your pillow is not the standard square look. I am a follower.

Ginette said...

What a fantastic giveaway! I am a follower! I love the way your pillow turned out! Awesome!

Happy follower, and I love that pillow :)

Leonie said...

Great cushion, love that its so full and i love the shape! Thanks for linking up! And what an amazing giveaway! I am definitely a follower! Xx

Debbie said...

I'm a new follower. I love your pillow! thanks

Gloria said...

What a generous giveaway, I love you blog title - I was looking at a small quilt earlier and thought "It needs more stitches!"

Congrats on a beautiful finish, Kelli -- love me a hex pillow! -- and on 600 followers! Thanks for linking up to TGIFF!

I am not yet a follower, having just "discovered" your blog through a link on Beth;s (EvaPaige Quilt Designs) Quilting Hottie blog, but I definitely will check back! Your projects are so bright and cute!

Seasoned follower of yours and I love how your hexi pillow turned out!! Fabulous job of keeping all those corners corners instead of rounding out! Awesome giveaway, thank you!!!

pizzaeater said...

I am a follower. Love your blog!

Bonnie58 said...

I am a follower. Thanks for sharing and for the opportunity on a super draw.
bonnielarson58@gmail.com

I'm a follower!
thanks for the great giveaway!

congrats on your 600 followers of which I'm one :-)

Leanne M said...

Great giveaways Kelli. I've been following along for just a short time. My eye is on that jelly roll...yum!

Leanne M said...

I've just realised that this might not be open to international followers - please feel free to delete my comment if need be x

Allison C said...

I'm a happy follower!

Judy B said...

Love your Hexie pillow! Not sure what a sprocket pillow is, but really love it on the back of your sewing chair. Thank you for the great giveaway. I follow via email. jbechosend at sbcglobal dot net

JoyceLM said...

I'm a follower - thanks.

I'm a very happy follower by email

B Greene said...

I am a happy follower of your blog!

B Greene said...

Tweeted the giveaway, too.
https://twitter.com/AlphaBecky/status/310175735132352512

B Greene said...

Pinned the giveaway, too!
http://pinterest.com/pin/243616661065470559/

tpott said...

I'm a happy follower, thanks for the generous giveaway! Love your Hexie pillow it looks difficult, was it. It came out lovely. Thanks for showing us. ;-> Toni Anne

Tammy said...

I'm a follower. Love teh pillow. You could cover the button with the same print you used around the sides of the pillow. Great giveaways. Would love to win any of them. . conn_and_vans_mom(at)yahoo(dot)com

Beth said...

I am a very happy follower. And I love your pillow!

Laura said...

I'm a follower! I love your pillow!

Loving the pillow and I'm a follower!

Kate Brown said...

Wonderfully creative pillow I love it. I am a happy follower and keeping fingers crossed to win one of your great prizes. Congrats on 600!!!

Jan Baker said...

I'm a follower. I've got to tell you that your pillow came out great. I think your right and it needs a button to finish it off. 3bakergirls@gmail.com

CeLynn said...

So glad you liked the suggestion :0) Congrats on 600! Thank you and your sponsors for such sweet giveaways! You know I am a follower ;0)

Super cool pillow! I'm a follower and just love your blog.
Thank you for the chance :)

gtcoursey said...

Wow! What a GREAT GIVEAWAY!! I am already a follower

Deborah said...

I'm a follower of your lovely blog. And I love your pillow - it looks fantastic!

Congratulations on finding your mojo. And I am a follower.

Margaret said...

Very pretty pillow. I would suggest you cover the button with the same fabric as the sides. I am a follower. I love all your projects.

LJ said...

I am a follower.

I follow by email...keep those great posts headed my way!

StasaLynn said...

Hi Kelli - new follower from the Blog Hop Party.... what great giveaways... each of them are AWESOME! And your pillow - {whistle} FANTASTIC!

Thanks for sharing! My email is stasalynn@hotmail.com

Kate G said...

How exciting! I love your choice of fabrics

Margaret said...

i am a follower by GFC

Margaret said...

I tweeted;https://twitter.com/schind67/status/310238257935970304

Margaret said...

I shared on facebook

Cecilia said...

I'm a follower. I like your pillow. Thanks for the chance to win.

I follow by email. Love your blog and great giveaway!

Stephanie said...

I already follow on gfc!

Stephanie said...

I pinned it too
http://pinterest.com/pin/101471797826566297/

Stephanie said...

and i tweeeted:
http://pinterest.com/pin/101471797826566297/

I've followed your blog for a little while (my name has changed, though). Congrats on reaching 600 followers! And thanks for the great giveaway :)

Great hexie cushion (pillow)...it's fabulous as it is but I can see it with a covered button in the centre, covered with teh same fabic you used for the sides...oh and I do follow you in my reader...have a great weekend...x

Sarah J. said...

Just became a follower and I'm so glad to have found your blog! I love how colorful you are!

Janine said...

Fab cushion! I'm a follower :)

Lisa Lisa said...

You KNOW I'm a HUGE follower! Love our (almost) daily conversations :)

Lisa Lisa said...

Just shared your blog hop post on Lisa Lisa and the Quilt Jam's Facebook page :)

Michell K said...

thanks for the loevely giveaway

Tina Short said...

Love your blog...what a generous giveaway.

Jeannette said...

I am a new follower! Great giveaway, love the mascot too!

I follow you with Google Reader. I love the pillow! For the covered button in the middle, using the same tan with polka dots that you used as the background fabric would look really nice.

Cath said...

Hello Kelli, I am a follower and huge admirer of your blog. I love, love, love your giant hexi pillow, just like I love everything you make.
Cath @ Bits 'n Bobs

Siobhán said...

I LOVE the name of your blog! Very clever. ;) I'm a new follower! Thanks for the opportunity to win.

Siobhán said...

I just tweeted (@Siobhan_C) about your giveaway!
https://twitter.com/Siobhan_C/status/310388995848822784

Hey Kelli...I'm a relatively new follower, but, completely addicted to your blog! Totally modern pillow, and a great giveaway to boot!

Been a follower for awhile now.

syvisser@gmail(dot)com

Vickie said...

A Great giveaway, love your pillow and I'm a follower !

Jessica said...

I follow via GFC!

Sandra said...

following...love the pillow

http://burnsbobbins.blogspot.com/2013/03/giveway-welcome-to-my-blog.html

Heather B said...

I am a new follower! Love your pillow and your blog looks like a lot of fun! Thanks for the giveaway and congrats!
mrs(dot)hbraun(at)gmail(dot)com

Karen said...

New follower! Love your pillow!

Yep a big fat button!
Im following!

Char said...

Wonderful giveaway!

Char said...

Pinned here http://pinterest.com/pin/568649890419857462/

KT said...

Thanks for the chance! Ia m a new follower

KT said...

I pinned the giveway!
http://pinterest.com/pin/164592561354116087/

I am a follower :) Love your idea of sewing the sides together for the seams instead of one long piece... that would work for a lot of stuffed animals as well... good call!

I'm a new GFC follower, but I needed to comment on your pillow - I love it! I need to try that shaping technique you described. Great giveaways!

I am so making pillows this last month and loving yours. I found that stuffing was really costing me a lot so I went to WallyWorld (Walmart) and bought regular pillows for $3.50 each and now I have been using that stuffing for my pillows and loving it!!
Those fabrics are fab and I am so happy to have a chance to win - keeping my fingers crossed
Jules

thank you for the chance to win. i am a new follower

Thanks for chance to win. I am a follower (though I had to scroll for ever to bottom of page to figure that out)

Richard and Tanya Quilts

Mimi said...

Love the cushion!! I tweeted your giveaway: https://twitter.com/mimistarquilter/status/310459425204891648
Thanks for the chance!!

Mimi said...

I am a follower and want to thank you for having this giveaway!!

gibberish said...

GFC follower named gibberish
bandkgram (at) hotmail (dot) ca

bee said...

new follower - what fun prizes!

I'm new to your blog, I haven't come across you until now.
Thanks for this generous giveaway. If I'm the lucky one I'd pick option #3. I love Jelly Rolls.

Tiffany said...

I'm a new follower! I look forward to seeing what happens next!

Myself said...

I'm your loyal follower :) Thanks so much for the great giveaway!

Myself said...

I have tweeted about the giveaway:
https://twitter.com/Myself19771/status/310466472155680768

Sunnybec said...

I'm one of your International followers. Thanks for the giveaway. Linda

Hi! I'm your new follower and happy to meet you and Buster! Hugs to him! Thank you for amazing give away! Your blog is beautiful!
Sunny wishes from Greece!
nerospost(at)gmail(dot)com

I have tweeted about your great give away!
nerospost(at)gmail(dot)com

Mara said...

I pinned the giveaway
http://pinterest.com/pin/271130840039001417/
and follow all of your sponsors

Mara said...

I follow you on GFC

Bj said...

What a cute pattern for the pillow, Thank You for the great giveaway!

Linda said...

Your pillow is wonderful! love it. Thanks

The cushion is great and yes a nice big button!!
I am a follower and congratulations on 600!

Betty said...

Nice prizes! I follow via Google.

Nancy said...

Your pillow looks fabulous, Kelli. Thanks for sharing how you made it. Thanks, also, for participating in the blog hop and offering such nice gifts. I'm a follower.

Love your pillow...sew pretty! I follow via email...thanks for the sweet giveaway :)

Pat S. said...

Happy Anniversary! I'm a follower & want to thank you for this chance to win one of the prizes in your generous giveaway. Happy quilting!!!

Cara said...

Great pillow and great giveaway! Glad I follow

I just linked up and became a follower. I love your cushion looks great.

Jeanne said...

I am now a follower. Thanks for the great giveaway.

Carolyn said...

Am now a follower. Thanks for the wonderful prizes.

I'm a follower of your inspiring blog. Thanks for the generous giveway opportunity! I like your mascot! :) I have a newfie too.

Nita said...

I am a follower...generous giveaways!

Julie said...

I follow by email. Great giveaway, Thanks.

hueisei said...

I am a follower. :D
Thanks for the lovely giveaway!!!
By the way, your pillow is cute..

I was a follower already. Love your great cushion and give away

Fab pillow!! I am a follower and wow you have amazing sponsors!! Well done on 600++ followers too!

Sharon said...

Congrats on 600 plus followers...and I am a new one. You have wonderful sponsors who have wonderful give a ways. Please join me over at my blog...

Makenzie said...

New follower :) thanks for the awesome giveaway!

Jo said...

What an incredible giveaway! Wow you are going all out! I am a follower. Thank you for the chance to get some of this killer fabric.

Heidi said...

Great Hexie! I follow with GFC!

WOW! that is an amazing giveaway. I sure hope I win!

What a great giveaway to put me in the mood for spring! I'm also a follower.

Hi Kelli - I've been a follower for a while and glad to support your goal toward thousands of followers. If I could clone myself, I'd follow you again! I love the prizes; so springy. Stop by Prairie Cottage Corner and have a visit with us. Thanks for letting us stop by.

jmniffer said...

Amazing giveaway! I am a follower, thanks for the chance.

Mom C said...

I am a follower. That's a serious pillow! Thanks.

java diva said...

OMG you have a newfie!!! I wish I could meet Buster! And you, too, of course. I can't believe you got cancer at 20 and yay you beat it!!! That's awesome. I am really looking forward to following your blog and getting to know you. :)

Linda said...

Hi, Kelli,yes, I'm a follower and I love your pillow. Yeah, it makes me want to cover my chair too. I just saw one at the Dallas Quilt show and loved it..I love hexies and this pillow is so cute, good job!

Cherilyn said...

I'm a follower! Great pillow! Generous giveaway thanks for the chance.

Amanda said...

I'm a follower. Thanks for the giveaway!

Reb Thack said...

I follow via GFC. Thanks!

Sewgirl said...

Hi! I am a follower, and have been! I follow via GFC. Thanks for the chance at the giveaway!

Marie said...

Yes, I'm a follower. Awesome pillow, love it.

Betty B said...

I'm a new follower (by email). Love these Hops, always find new Blogs for inspiration. Terrific giveaway - Thanks!

Gail Olney said...

Im a new folower. Here is my mention on facebook.
http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=630636073&ref=tn_tnmn#!/profile.php?id=630636073

follower. Thanks (crosses fingers)

I'm a new follower by email.
Thanks for being part of the fun blog hop. Lovely giveaway. Thanks for the chance to win.

Great give-aways!! I am a follower!!

Francine said...

Yay, great giveaway - new follower!

Connie said...

What a wonderful giveaway and I already follow with GFC! Thanks!

Fiesta said...

I am a new follower.Thank you for the chance to win this lovely prize and taking part in the hop.

Who-lee-uh said...

really like your goodies and your pillow. Thanks for letting me visit. And I am now a follower

Your hexagon pillow is wonderful! It must have taken a lot of stuffing to get it full!!! And then a great discovery = a slip cover for your sewing chair! This is an amazing giveaway you are having! Good luck to all!

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