I’ve Got Sunshine

I have loved swapping for the last few years. It has been really fun and a great way to challenge myself. I have gotten a few partners who have really given me something to chew on. One asked for a modern interpretation of the traditional red and white French General color scheme. Some ask for ultra hard to find fabric. For the ‘Sew Sew Modern’ swap, my partner asked for purple.
Purple Pillow Eater
I had almost no purple in my stash. Well, not much that i thought of as purple. As I started rooting around, I found quite a lot of purple. And I found this color palette that made me actually *like* purple.

So I started with the pinks and purples, tossed in the navy blues and it needed a kick, so I threw in some gold. This swap is what this pile was originally for:
purple fixed
I came up with the pattern after snooping around the internet for ideas. For the life of me I can no longer find the link, but I think it was on a shower curtain. It was pretty easy to piece together.
Row Of Hexies
I pulled a few of my favorite fussy-cuttable fabrics for the hexagons and used a go! cutter shared by my friend Amy which is probably my new favorite toy. And I love how my pillow turned out so much, that I am making another one just for me. And I’m writing a tutorial as I go along since a few friends expressed interest in making their own. The tutorial should be up on Wednesday, if anyone is interested!
Next Pillow
I once again pulled some well loved and long hoarded fabrics. But there is so much amazing new fabric coming out, I can’t justify hanging on to these if I don’t use them!

Last but not least, I made this little guy and tucked him in with the pillow. He is tiny, but I do hope my partner likes him.
This was the little extra I sent with the pillow. So glad I took the #sewingsummit class from @kelbysews !!!

More soon :)

PS: Did you see this yet? Squee!!!! We will definitely have this one in our little shop!

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10 Responses to I’ve Got Sunshine

  1. 1

    Love this pillow! I will be making one! Thanks for working on the tutorial Amanda!

  2. 2
    Marla says:

    LOVE the pillow and I like where you are going with the next one too. That Heather Ross teaser is not enough! I want to see all the fabrics.

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    Michele says:

    Love the pillow. My daughters favorite color is purple and she would adore this!! Love the coin purse too. How thoughtful to include it!

  4. 4
    Megan says:

    I love your pillow! I nearly died when I saw it on Instagram. I am so glad for the tutorial!! Thanks so much!

  5. 5
    Anita says:

    Lucky partner! Your pillow and little purse are soo cute! Can’t wait for the tutorial :)

  6. 6
    Sarah says:

    Love the pillow! And the pouch is adorable. I need to get in on more swaps… :)

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    WandaFish says:

    Love the cushion, looking forward to the tute, thanks :)
    The little purse is just darling too!

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    Rebecca says:

    So awesome of you to write up a tutorial – I am definitely going to make one of these!!! As you know, I love this pillow! And I am going to be saving my pennies to buy plenty of Briar Rose. Such a sucker for HR 😉

  9. 9
    Lauren aka Giddy99 says:

    YAY for the tutorial; I love this pillow! Thanks for offering to share. :)

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    prsd4tim2 says:

    It turned out very cute! Makes me want to try purple, and I love the gold with it. And I think I’m REALLY going to like it in orange…

    Nice work!