Thursday, June 30, 2016

Sweet and Shabby Patriotic Pillow

Good day to you, lovelies!
Thursday has arrived and the weekend is just around the corner.
My dear friends, will you be doing anything special?
I would love to hear about your plans.

Today I wanted to show you these delightful patriotic pillows that I made
using a lovely blogging friend's pattern.

Aren't they just the sweetest?




My wonderful friend Donna from Lavender Nest
shared a pillow that she had made which you can find here
and when I saw it I simply fell in love with it.




Donna was very kind to point her readers in the direction of 
for the tutorial which you can find by clicking on the link below:





The tutorial is very easy to follow along
and I must say that once you start making the blocks
you'll want to keep making them as they are fun and addicting :)
I had intended to make only one,
but three later. . . 




You might be wondering where the third one is.
Well, I made it with more country-type fabrics.




I used a cream, blue, and dusty rose color-theme.




I love that you can do almost any color
and it still looks like our American flag.

As you saw in the photos I kept one pillow "traditional" with the reds and blues,
but I stepped outside of the box and made one with pinks, blues, and whites.




I have to confess that it was very hard for me to keep from embellishing these pillows
with a fabric flower, pearls, or buttons.
You know how I love to embellish,
but there are some things that look beautiful just as they are
and these pillows are one of them.




I tucked my two patriotic pillows in a vintage crate by my tea cart.
What do you think?




And the other pillow looked nice on my bed. . .




But I knew it would look better in my mom's home
since she likes Primitive country decor so I gave it to her :)

Many thanks to Heather for the delightful tutorial!
I greatly appreciate her sharing her talents with us.
I hope you check her beautiful blog out
and make one of your own patriotic pillows.
You can find the tutorial here.

And thanks to sweet Donna for mentioning Heather's block tutorial.




Have a beautiful weekend, my friends!
And Happy 4th of July!

{{ hugs }}

44 comments:

Simply Linda said...

You sure make me smile, Stephanie...I hope your mom will post a photo (cajoling her, smiles). Beautiful, have a joyful day, friend.

Lisa said...

I just got finished looking at your amazing flags! This pillow is precious! I love all the fabrics you used and know it makes a happy addition to your home.;-)

KimM said...

What a great, great idea! Thank you for sharing your pillows....and the link. I'm itching to participate in your annual teacup exchange. I love, LOVE tea - and all that goes with it. DH and I are planning a quiet weekend. From our house on the hill, we can see fireworks from all over the area. We'll sit on our front porch and enjoy the festivities.
xxx

Manu said...

Stephanie, the colors of these pillows are so stunning!
Thanks for sharing.
Have a nice day

Sylvia said...

I love your pillows,Stephanie, and the colors and strips capture the look of the American flag. Good job and I know your mother,Debbie,loved hers. I would also love to see a photo of hers and where she chose to display it.
Happy 4th,
Sylvia

Christine said...

I like the sweet twist on the flag, colors and fabrics.

Creations By Cindy said...

How precious! Love these cuties! Happy 4th. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

20 North Ora said...

Darling, darling pillows. Thanks for sharing the info with us.

Happy Fourth of July to you and yours.

Judy

Anne Payne said...

Sweet pillows! I love the country flavor of them. I bet your mom was thrilled to have that adorable pillow. Have a Happy 4th, Stephanie! {{hugs}}

mamasmercantile said...

Such beautiful pillows they look amazing in the vintage crate.

Norma Ruttan said...

You have such imagination and sewing talents! I have a vintage tablecloth with the rose pattern on the 1st pillow.

Ida said...

Those are so pretty.

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Stephanie. love your pillows. Wow are they darling. Love them tucked into the crate and how pretty layered on the bed. Cheerful and so pretty.
Thanks for sharing and inspiring. Wishing you a safe, happy and wonderful 4th of July!! Blessings. xo

Anne said...

Those pillows are just too cute! I'm thinking that may be come Cath Kidston fabrics? They are just perfect! :-)
Enjoy your weekend and have a Happy 4th sweet Stephanie! ♥

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

Would have never thought to make flag patter with other colors/prints but I LOVE it!!

Wandering Wren said...

I love the gorgeous patriotic pillows - so bright and cheery!
Have a lovely weekend. We're off for a bracing, blustery winter walk at the beach :)
Wren x

God's Grace Overflows said...

Love this! And I bet it was a bit hard not to use all your pretty embellishments.;)
I really like the country one! Great job!
Enjoy your Independence Day. Be safe!
Hugs!

God's Grace Overflows said...

Love this! And I bet it was a bit hard not to use all your pretty embellishments.;)
I really like the country one! Great job!
Enjoy your Independence Day. Be safe!
Hugs!

NanaDiana said...

I love all your beautiful pillows, Stephanie. I am just trying to visit a few blogs as I get back into blogland after my long blog break. Hope you have a wonderful 4th with your family- xo Diana

Consider It All Joy said...

I love those, Stephanie! Someday, when I decide to purchase a sewing machine, I'm sure making a few of those pillows will be on my list of: To Create!! It is a blessing to stop by tonight a catch up on a few of your most recent posts. I'm trying to get back in the swing!! Sending good wishes and prayers for a wonderful holiday weekend! Cindy xo

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

Oh sweet friend, those flag pillows are just so pretty! How special that you gave your mom one that looks absolutely precious on her bed. I must say that I loved seeing your pretty tea wagon with your collection of teacups.
Happy 4th to you and your family! Love to you!

Debbie Harris said...

Each and every pillow is adorable, and I am loving my pillow that goes perfectly in our country home.
You have such a sweet and generous heart, Stephanie.
Love you~ Mom

Debbie Harris said...

Each and every pillow is adorable, and I am loving my pillow that goes perfectly in our country home.
You have such a sweet and generous heart, Stephanie.
Love you~ Mom

hobbyloes said...

Your flag pillows are so cute and lovely, I think you have never enough pillows
in the house.
Hugs,
Loes

Barbara Neubeck said...

... these little pillows are so lovely.. I love the fabrics you used...
.. hugs... Barb xxx

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

THE HAPPY COLORS HERE! You are ready, you are certainly read to bring in the colors of July here my friend!

No plans here, just a weekend dinner date with some colleagues of my husband's and then a quiet time at home. I am savoring the quiet these days!

Happy FOURTH!

Pam~ Virginia Retro said...

So pretty Stephanie, You did a beautiful job! Heather's creations are gorgeous, as are Donna's. So much talent here.

Have a Happy 4th! :)

Anna said...

So sweet !!!!!
Have a lovely weekend !
And 4th of July !
Hug
Anna

Miss Val's Creations said...

The pillows are darling! Great fabric choices. I must agree they look best without embellishments.

Lowcarb team member said...

Just love the colours in them all!

June went by so quickly didn't it and now July is here and of course Monday is the 4th!!!

Have an especially nice weekend

All the best Jan

Margie said...

Very nice, Stephanie! So I was a bit slow in picking up the flag design. I was too busy ogling the teacups on your tea wagon. Ha!

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

Just lovely! I love the fabrics that you used that create all different looks of the flag. Your Mother is really blessed to receive one of them!

Twinkle Terrior said...

the pillows are amazing! everything looks so nice and festive!! ENJOY the weekend :)

Tamago said...

What cute pillows! Each one of them is so unique and sweet. Pink, blue and white combination totally works :-) And I really love the country colors. I bet your mom was very happy when you gave it to her :-)
Have a happy holiday weekend!!

Red Rose Alley said...

These patriotic pillows are so cute, Stephanie. The roses make them even more pretty. I love that little tea cart, it's so charming. I've been looking for a porcelain doll just like that. Once in awhile I see them at Home Goods. You know, Donna was one of my very first blog friends. She's a doll, and I've always liked her very much.

Happy Fourth of July, sweet Stephanie.

love, ~Sheri

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

The pillows are lovely Stephanie, you are very creative. I tried my hand at the flag on a wooden hanger idea and my interpretation of our Canadian flag is on my blog now and has inspired a few others to give it a go.

White Lace and Promises said...

The pillows are beautiful and there's nothing better than a quilt to get beneath. Even on a hot summer night, I turn the air down and sleep under my mama's quilt. I like for the house to me cool when I sleep.

Debbie said...

beautiful...i love the "unconventional" look of these, adding the pretty element!! i LOVE the quilt on your bed, it's just beautiful!!! i'm sure your mom appreciated you sharing, something she will treasure for sure!!!

Nina said...

Those pillows are so pretty, Stephanie! And the beige and dusty rose colored goes perfectly with the beautiful quilt - have you sewed that one too? Your creativity is of great inspiration, dear friend!
In just one week my summer holidays is about to start, and I plan to repare / mend some clothes and try to repurpose some things - and also knit and crochet some disclots of cotton yarn ... relaxing and easy to travel with (we're visiting my family in Finland - I'm looking forward of meeting everyone :)
Wishing you a Happy 4th of July,
love & hugs Nina

living from glory to glory said...

Hello, Happy 4th of July
Those pillows are very cute and a quick sewing project and I love the different colors you used! I Have to save this idea for future use!
Hugs, Roxy xo

JES said...

These are just adorable Stephanie! What a fun project! :)

Kelly-Anne said...

Ohh...what a simply gorgeous little cushion! How I would love to make one for myself...ah, if only I was American too! {{Smiles}} Perhaps a lovely friend could do with one in their home...
I want to wish you a happy Fourth, dear Stephanie...I hope your day has been filled with love and celebrations!
Thinking of you and sending you hugs!
Kelly-Anne

Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

They are so cute! I think the USA should change their flag for your floral version, which is perfect!

Mrs.T said...

These are lovely, Stephanie! I have got to make some of these (when I'm able to find sewing time again). Just pinned them!

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