Thursday, November 30, 2017

Jingle Birds patchwork pillow & giveaway with Stash Addict Quilts

Hello there, quilting friends! If you are looking for a quick Christmas gift to make, I have just the project for you: a cheery winter pillow!


This patchwork pillow features a festive collection called “Jingle Birds” by Keiki for Moda Fabrics. You can make your own by following my free tutorial: Romantic Patchwork Pillow.

Don't you just love the mix of traditional red and green with this modern, steely gray? What a delightful collection!



I embellished my pillow with some crocheted lace that I found at an antique store. On top of that I layered a string of fluffy pom-pom trim I purchased at a local quilt shop. For binding I used the wonderful red gingham from Bonnie & Camille's "Basics" collection.


To highlight the dainty snowflakes, I added French knots using Aurifil's aurifloss in natural white (2021). If you are adept at hand embroidery, there is a lot you could do to embellish this piece!



To accent the pretty patchwork squares, I added a few vertical lines of machine quilting, spaced 1/8" apart. I used Aurifil’s 80 wt in dove (2600). Typically I use 50 wt when machine quilting, but I had the 80 wt on hand from an applique project. The thread color is absolutely perfect, and it quilts up just as nicely as 50 wt in my machine!



The kind folks at Stash Addict Quilts would like to give you a head start at making your own winter pillow, so they are offering this wonderful giveaway: 1 charm pack of Jingle Birds and 1/3 yard coordinating fabric as shown in my project. Note: my tutorial only calls for a mini charm pack, so you will have lots of squares left over to make another fun project!




That’s not all! Stash Addict Quilts is also offering my readers 15% off their entire order, now through Sunday, December 3, 2017.  Just use this code at checkout: carriedawayquilting2017

To enter the giveaway, simply leave a comment below. Be sure to include your email address. The giveaway is open to US mailing addresses only due to the high rate of international shipping. Comments are open through 5:00 pm (CST) on Wednesday, December 6, 2017. At that time, I will do a random drawing and announce the winners. *Only one comment per person/per email address.  Email me if you are having trouble leaving a comment and I will leave a comment on your behalf. (carriedawayquilting@gmail.com)


Thank you so much, Stash Addict Quilts, for your generosity! And thank you all for stopping by the blog today. Now go and get carried away holiday quilting!

~Taunja



Project Note: 
The Romantic Patchwork Pillow tutorial provides instructions to make a 12" x 16" pillow.  In this Jingle Birds sample, I created a 10" x 16" pillow because I wanted to use a 10" x 16" pillow form I had on hand. You will see that this pillow is not quite as tall as the original, as one row of 2 1/2" squares has been omitted. I think this size is just as cute, and I've been frugal in using what I had on hand!  

70 comments:

  1. This sweet pillow would make a perfect gift...or would be perfect in my own home! The cardinals peeking through in the charm squares are adorable! I'd love to make one!duchick at gmail dot com

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  2. I adore this project, these fabrics have a perfectly wintery vibe. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  3. This pillow is so pretty! It would make a great Christmas gift ��

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  4. this would make a great teacher appreciation gift

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  5. So darn cute and your work is perfect as always. Love the fabric and thanks for the chance to win it.

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  6. The pompoms really accentuate the playfulness of the fabric. So cute!

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  7. What a darling pillow and, as a bird-lover, I'm in love with the Jingle Birds!! Thanks so much for this delightful holiday giveaway! My email address is inthegarden@live.com.

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  8. This pillow is gorgeous! I must try my hand at pillow making someday! melissa5353 at gmail dot com

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  9. All those sweet little birds! Such a cute pillow! ❤️ loudog 91301 (at) aol dot com

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  10. This pillow is just darling. I love the fabric too. Thank you for sharing. bethlnawrocki@gmail.com

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  11. This is a really lovely pillow! Thank you for the chance to win! peks1001(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  12. I like this fabric, nice crisp colors, sure hope I win,lol!
    cork@pa.rr.com

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  13. I love all your ideas and fabric that you choose. This fabric is so cute since I love birds and I love the colors. My living room is decorated in red, grey and white for the holidays so the fabric would fit right in. Thank you for the chance to win. wlharte@gmail.com

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  14. Your pillow is gorgeous! Love the fabric combo.

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  15. This is just so cute and thanks for the great tutorial! I am saving it for future projects. Thank you, peterstankovich@comcast.net

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  16. The steel gray makes a wonderful backdrop -- love the hand embroidery and the crochet accent. Well done!

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  17. Such an adorable pillow! I love the sweet little birds. Thank you and Stash Addict Quilts for the chance to win!

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  18. The fabric is so cute -- and so is the pillow. I'd like to say I'd make it for a Christmas gift, but the gift would probably end up being from me to me!

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  19. What an adorable idea for a last-minute gift. Thanks for sharing!!
    Cheryl (sayitaintsew10@gmail.com)

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  20. What a cute pillow! I love that fabric!

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  21. This pillow is adorable. I do love the non-traditional gray for Christmas in this fabric. (lenoraclark63@gmail.com)

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  22. Hi,didn't Your pillow turn out cute! Love it! Thanks for your Blog+this sweet giveaway! msstitcher1214@gmail.com

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  23. Very cute pillow. Love the gray fabric in it.elish47@aol.com

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  24. I do like your pillow. I especially like the addition of the pompoms and lace. qbymaxine@gmail.com

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  25. Oh my goodness, your pillow is adorable and that fabric is soooo cute!!!

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  26. I love Stash Addict Quilts. I have purchased from them before. This is a great deal
    Your pillow is absolutely adorable.I love the birds!!

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  27. This is such a cute pillow and pattern! The bird fabric is so sweet!
    patti(dot)mcg(at)verizon(dot)net

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  28. What a gorgeous pillow - hope I am lucky. a(dot)haun
    (at)sbcglobal(dot)net

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  29. Such a cute pillow and "yes" this would make a beautiful gift for a sewing buddy!
    Thank You for opportunity !

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  30. I like all the sweet details of this pillow and the fabric is just great!

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  31. I just pulled the rest of my christmas fabric from my stash to make another table runner. Would love to add these adorable charms to it. Thank you for the chance to win them.

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  32. Adorable pillow and very nice selection of fabric for it! mumbird3(at)gmail(dot)com

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  33. Thanks for the tutorial! Love this fabric too!
    OwlTellYouSew@gmail.com

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  34. Very cute pillow and cute fabric. llindhartsen@idahosupreme.com

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  35. Beautiful pillow and great giveaway! Email is angela@alccreates.com

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  36. I LOVE this pillow and the fabric! sascheidt@gmail.com

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  37. I love this version and also the pixie noel. My stash has some pixie noel and I think I will have to make myself one. Thanks for the tutorial.

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  38. I love this line of fabric! Love how you brought the fabric and colors together. Your patterns and blogs are wonderful. Would love to win something you made. PS: you do awesome trunk shows. Karla kpetermann01@yahoo.com

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  39. Cute, cute,cute-I havn't made a pillow in a while,this looks like the one to start my holiday decorating.Thanks-you always make my day a little brighter. originalsbycin@gmail.com

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  40. What a fun project for a young sewer! Thanks for sharing!

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  41. thank you for the tutorial. Your little pillow is sew cute and I love the fabric. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  42. Such a darling project! I love all your embellishments from quilting, to French knots, and lace with pom pons. A simple, quick holiday project that anyone would love to receive!!
    Happy Holidays,
    Jen
    @ferryquilts

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  43. Those Birds! I am swooning they are so adorable! I like your use of different mediums to get the achieved look. Who doesn't have gobs of vintage crafting materials laying around? And I've noticed as of late that the baubles, lace and pompomms are quite the fashion again! Score for the 70's kids in us! I love that stuff!

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  44. Comment left for Christine B:
    I love this fabric and the adorable pillow you made from it! Please enter me in the giveaway!

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  45. Comment left for Sandy C:
    Hi, I absolutely love everything you make!! You are so creative and use the simple items to embellish your things. Right up my alley! /wish I was lucky enough to win. But even if i don't I can make the pillow from my stash.

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  46. Comment left for Cheryl O:
    I love the little birds and would love to win the fabric to make a pillow.
    Thank you, I am new to your site and love it.
    Cheryl

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  47. I love decorating for Christmas! A new pillow would be so fun to make out of this beautiful fabric. Merry Christmas 🎄

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  48. Such a pretty Christmas fabric & the pillow is just lovely! I will definitely be adding this fabric to my Christmas stash by ordering more than I need. Never too much fabric!! (betsyinparadise@yahoo.com)

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  49. Oh, I would simply LOVE having this sweet pillow for the holidays! My favorite things, birdies and snowflakes.......Happy Holidays to you and yours. (nettiecrain@live.com)

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  50. This is such a pretty Christmas Winter collection of fabrics with the cute cardinal and little bird. Coordinating fabrics are awesome too!
    yoyopattycakes@hotmail dot com

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  52. Your pillow is so cute! The Jingle fabric is absolutely adorable, with the cardinals, berry sprigs and snowflakes.
    Thank you Taunja and Stash Addict Fabrics for sharing with us.
    cathyhowell3@gmail.com

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  53. Love, love the Jungle Birds fabric! What a wonderful pillow you made! Thank you, Susan

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  54. The birds are super cute. Awesome project! Enjoy your day! angielovesgary2 atgmail dotcom

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  55. Love your adorable little winter pillow! On my list to make!

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  56. LOOOOVE your Pillow! & the fabrics are sooooo pretty! Thank you for chance to win your Give-a-way! :D bearpaws9(at)copper(dot)net

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  57. It is darling. I visited you clicking your bee block, and then decided to look around What a nice blog. I think I will sew up some placemats with your design. Thank you.

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  58. I absolutely love your pillow. The fabric is so sweet.
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  59. I have been crushing on this fabric for weeks! It combines my love of birds with my love of sewing. Such a happy pillow!

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  60. I adore that fabric line and your pillow is perfect!

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  61. This pillow project would make an adorable gift for my Bunco “steal’em” game.

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  62. I really really love this fabric. It's so cute and I'm a bird fanatic.

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  63. Adorable project and beautiful fabric! Love how the grey sets off the red and green! The embroidery embellishments are lovely!

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  64. I really Love the pillow, it would be such a special gift for a special someone. Merry Christmas,and best wishes for a wonderful New Year

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  66. Very cute! Love the red with the gray. mail4rv2 at gmail dot com

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  67. Really beautiful pillow. Love the details you added.
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  68. Love this pillow! The colors are wonderful.

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  69. What a beautiful pillow to display for the holidays and throughout the winter months!
    I would love to make this for a gift to someone special for the holidays. Thank you for the chance to win some gorgeous fabric!!!

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