Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Quilted Pillow for the Nursery

I know a lot of you have been asking about nursery pics and I'm working on them! This is the beginning of the nursery craft posts and there's a lot more to come. Working on decorating the baby's room has been so much fun! I'm having a great time coming up with fun crafts and ways to add color to the room.

The bedding we chose is mostly red, blue, and yellow plaids and stripes, but I wasn't a fan of all the little accessories that went with it. Some of the accessories have sailboats on them, and while they're cute, it's not really my thing. So, of course, I had to make my own! One of my first crafts was designing and sewing two throw pillows for the glider.
I loved the idea of a patchwork-style pillow, so I took a sample of the bedding to the craft store and picked out matching fabric. The solid colors were easy to match, but the plaids are a little more difficult. My secret: the two plaid patterns are actually from two pairs of boxer shorts I found for 50 cents each. Score!
For the back side of the pillow, I went with a quilted-style navy fabric.
I pinned the squares in a pattern I was happy with and then sewed everything together with a .25" seam allowance.
For the actual pillow form, it would have been super cheap (or free) to recover some old throw pillows. I decided against it just for this project since it would be in a newborn's room and I wanted to buy hypo-allergenic and washable pillow inserts. At 40% off, they were only about $6 each so that wasn't too bad anyway.

So here's the finished pillow! It looks so cute!



17 comments :

  1. Your pillow turned out so nice...I used to do a few patchwork things but haven't tried in years. Your colors are terrific. I'm a new follower...your blog is a blast! Love all the linky parties too.

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  2. great idea with the boxer shorts, and yes, woman, give me some nursery shots! hehe.

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  3. Love this! Very cute and practical. I love your blog!

    Your newest follower,
    Abby
    i---create
    (come take a look if you like)

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  4. Very cute Lisa! I love the plaids and I love them even more since you got them from boxers. You are so smart! They turned out great.

    I would've totally bought the hypoallergenic/washable inserts too. Of course, when I had my firstborn, I made everyone that got near her use Purell before they touched her. I was a freakshow. Boy, did I change before the 4th kid got here. HA! "What? She's eating dirt? Oh well. Good for the immune system." HA!

    Can't wait to see the whole nursery!

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  5. Hey my lovely, This is such a cute pillow, thanks for the detail, i like the color scheme :)

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  6. Patchwork can be tough- your pillow turned out great! Smart idea to use old boxers too!

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  7. How creative you are! This pillow is amazing - and I had to smile about using some 50 cent boxers you bought! You are one creative girl!

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  8. This looks super cute, great job! Great blog, I'm a new follower!



    http://marleeindebt.blogspot.com

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  9. Love the material use..Love the color....love the pattern...love the re purposed idea...Love your blog!

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  10. Really cute pillow! I love the colors and how they all work well together. They even go well with the chair!

    Have a great weekend. :)

    Cheers,
    Tracy Screaming Sardine

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  11. Very cute pillow! I had similar crib bedding for my twin boys when they were babies! I'm a new follower after seeing your link at Sew Can Do...It would be great if you could check out my blog too!
    Nicole @ www.thebakingmomsblogspot.com

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  12. Visiting from Sugarbees, this is so adorable! I love that you used upcycled materials for the patchwork too, I love upcycled projects.

    Jen
    www.jensownroad.blogspot.com

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  13. I love the prints you chose. so pretty.

    megan
    craftycpa.blogspot.com

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  14. Following from Sumo‘s Sweet Stuff link party. Would love to have you link this up to my {wow me} wednesday link party going on right now over on my blog. Hope to see you there.

    Ginger
    gingersnapcrafts.blogspot.com

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  15. looks great!!! i love the fabrics!:)

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  16. Thanks for stopping by happyhourprojects.blogspot.com! I LOVE the previews of the nursery... can't wait to see how it shapes up!

    Happy to be your newest follower ~ Adrianne

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  17. your glider looks so beautiful.you can find more glider Sets here gliders for nursery

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