Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Pixie Noel Blog Tour: Christmas Pillows

Today I’m excited to share two projects I made for the Pixie Noel Blog Tour with Tasha Noel for Riley Blake Designs! Pixie Noel is a whimsical Christmas collection with dear little characters sure to bring a smile to your face. Tasha’s creative use of color, mixing traditional reds and greens with aquas and pinks, casts a modern glow on her vintage inspired prints.

When I received this cheerful fabric, I decided to make two Christmas pillows that would brighten my living room, kitchen, or even a guest bed. 



The smaller pillow (12" x 16") is a free tutorial on my blog: Romantic Patchwork Pillow. I sent my sister Stacy and niece Madison on a mission to find some vintage trims at a local antique store. (Thanks girls!) They hit the jackpot when they found a pillowcase with this lovely scalloped detail. I love being able to incorporate vintage trims into modern pieces. This patchwork pillow is the perfect project for fussy cutting the happy little characters in Tasha's collection!



As you can see, I may have gotten a little carried away with the button details, but once I started I couldn't stop. I like the dimension and interest they add. The buttons are from the Lori Holt "Cute Little Buttons" collection.





The larger pillow (24" x 24") is the "Cute Cups Cushion" pattern from Lori Holt's book Quilty Fun published by It's Sew Emma. These mugs are the perfect size to show off Tasha's sweet prints. I wish I had a special reading nook or window seat in my kitchen. I can just imagine this plump cushion resting near some holiday books along with a cup of cocoa, can't you? 


Just look at those darling long stockings, snow globes and lacey detail around the mistletoe. I love how those images pop off of that navy blue background!




Both pillows are constructed with a simple envelope back closure and quilt style binding. My binding fabric is a Riley Blake basic gingham in red. It's the perfect complement to Tasha's line! I also used Riley Blake's Swiss dot in red for the backing of the small pillow.



Sincere thank you to Tasha Noel and Riley Blake Designs for including me in this blog tour! Readers, I know you will love this line . . . it's even more darling in person! Several of my blog sponsors are carrying Pixie Noel, so I sure hope you will visit one of these stores:


Thanks for stopping by the blog today!  I hope you will check out all of the other bloggers who are sharing their makes on this tour. (Please see the list below!)  I can't wait to see what everyone has created.

~Taunja

7/18/2016
Ashely Jepperson

7/18/2016
Cristina Tepsick

7/19/2016
Taunja Kelvington

7/20/2016
Angel Eagen & Amy Ordahl

7/20/2016
Sedef Imer

7/21/2016
Tina Egner

7/21/2016
Ali Brorsen

7/22/2016
Debbie Homick

7/22/2016
Megan Price

7/25/2016
Heather Norris
vintagegreyhandmade.blogspot.com

7/25/2016
Amanda Niederhauser

7/26/2016
Jemima Flendt

7/26/2016
Angela Hamilton

7/27/2016
Andy Knowlton

7/27/2016
Lindsay Wilkes

7/28/2016
Wynn Tan

7/28/2016
Kerry Goulder

7/29/2016
Christine Cook

7/29/2016
Tasha Noel





12 comments:

  1. Love, love, love! Your button details are spot on and that mug pattern has just made it's way to my to-do list. ~Angel

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    1. Thank so much! :) I'll be checking back in tomorrow to see what you girls have created. I know it will be darling!!

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  2. Your pillows are super cute! I love this line so much! Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thanks so much Christine! It's such a sweet line!

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  3. Ohhhh so cute. Love the fabric and the pillsow

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    1. Thanks so much Rosemary! You have a great day!!

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  4. Oh both pillows are so cute with this fabric. They really put me into Christmas mode looking at them!

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    1. Thank you Sigi! Funny the timing though, considering this is supposed to be the hottest weather we've had in Minnesota all summer. Temps likely to be in the upper 90s later in the week. Ho Ho HO!

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  5. These are so fun! Let me know when I should go hunting for more "items" from our antique store.

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    1. Thanks Sis! I suppose I'll have to start giving you a stipend! ;)

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  6. I love the details on the Romantic Patchwork Pillow!

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