Friday, May 16, 2014

Canvas...a pillow, a pattern and a giveaway!

A few short weeks ago, Leanne @ shecanquilt ,shared her pattern called Canvas and asked me to test one of the sizes!
The choices were amazing! There are 13 different size options in this pattern, and Leanne has made charts for fabric requirements and cutting of each size.
There is everything from a mug rug to a king size quilt.
I wanted to make a new cushion/pillow and followed the chart.
Picking colours is always fun and nerve wracking at the same time for me!
Because I wanted to make mine in solids, I went with colours that I had in my stash!
Believe me, solids isn't the only way to go.
 Take a look at Leanne's fabulous fabric choices on her blog, and if you are on Instagram check out #canvasquilt
So, here is the cushion I made....
Love the colour play of light and dark! Leanne gives lots of help for picking colours in her pattern.
When it came to quilting, I really wanted to be a copycat and do the matchstick quilting that Leanne does so artfully.
So, I did some rows of matchstick in the borders, and then did more of a grid for the centre.
A beautiful Aurifil 40wt thread #2566 was used.
Gosh, I love this colour!
 You can see a bit of the Chicopee I have hoarded to use for backing!
I used my always favourite covered zipper closure. Sorry, didn't take a photo, but you can find the tutorial at Sew Mama Sew.
Now, on to the GIVEAWAY!!
Thanks to Leanne, one lucky person will win this PDF pattern for Canvas!
Leave a comment...maybe tell me which size you would like to do first!
For a second entry follow Leanne, or even me!
I will pick a winner on Tuesday May20th, and will notify the winner by e-mail. 
Please make sure I can reach you!
More great news!
Leanne has her Canvas pattern on sale right now...so if you can't wait !!
From now until May 24, it is for sale on Etsy and Craftsy at 50% off. The Craftsy version is just listed at 50% off, the Etsy version needs a coupon code which is CANVAS50. Both shops are under she can quilt.
Lucky Leanne is at Market right now, and I am sure she is having a blast!
I've been following the fun on Instagram.
Hope everyone here in Canada has a great long week-end. We are expecting rain here!
Thanks for stopping by, and good luck in the giveaway
This contest is now closed, and the winner picked by a Random Number Generator is #3 Crickets Corner
I have sent an e-mail to the winner.

24 comments:

Flo @ Butterfly Quilting said...

I love your colour combination! I would make some of these pillows too....and probably copy cat your beautiful finished example!!

Peggy Cichos said...

I wOuld start with a mug rug. I could quilt it with my walking foot as I am just trying to teach myself to FMQ. Nice work!

Crickets Corner said...

Love everything about your pillow; the colors, the quilting....perfect! I need a couple of cushions for deck seating and this pattern is perfect so I would use outdoor fabric and make the cushions first. I would then make a baby quilt for a friend who has a little boy making his debut into the world in September.

Gill said...

I love this pattern - I'd make cushions and a baby quilt!!

Gill said...

I follow you and Leanne!

Amy's Crafty Shenanigans said...

Gorgeous - and yum yum! I think a baby quilt size would suit me to a t - or the cushion size like yours :)

Amy's Crafty Shenanigans said...

Happy May 2-4 to you! I follow you both :)

Heather @ Winding Bobbins said...

Love your version Patti! And the quilting is just right. I don't know if I'd make a quilt with this pattern but am thinking that a HUGE cushion would be awesome.

barbara woods said...

would love to win, thanks

barbara woods said...

follow you both

Benta AtSLIKstitches said...

That's fab , and i love the quilting! I'd start with the mug rug, and actually quilt it!

Joy said...

You have a great eye for colour. I like the modern design, too. I think it would look great at any size, but I think I'd make a lap quilt.

Joy said...

I've been following you for a few months now. Thanks for the giveaway.

Colleen said...

I like the transparency you have obtained with the colours you have chosen. I need to make some mug rugs - we just traded in our old melamine table for a wooden one, so I need to protect it when I'm drinking my coffee and reading the morning paper!

Jodi - usairdoll said...

What a beautiful pillow! Great colors and awesome quilting! I'd love to make some pillows for our livingroom.

Thank you and Leanne for a great giveaway and a chamce to win.

usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

Jodi - usairdoll said...

I'm a new follower of your's on BlogLovin and already follow Leanne.

Thanks again for a chance to win.

usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

Arita said...

Love the colours you used and the quilting is wonderful.

Terry@ a quilting blog said...

My sectional could use some more pillows so that is what I would start with. Love your color choices and that thread is just perfect for it!!!

Terry@ a quilting blog said...

I follow you via GFC

Irina said...

Beautiful cover! I think I would make a few, I need new cushions on my sofa and I'd remake the whole room

Sarah said...

I follow via bloglovin. Thanks! sarah@forrussia.org

Sarah said...

I would make the pillows for our living room -- I've been looking for some nice patterns for pillows! Thanks for the chance. sarah@forrussia.org

CitricSugar said...

Uhm, baby? My niece is arriving in a couple of months...

But seriously, that quilting is ridiculous. LOVE it. Your colour choices for this whole cushion are gorgeous! Yep, stealing this one, too. :-)

aus_chick said...

I love the pillow size - am guessing that is mini?

24 comments:

Flo @ Butterfly Quilting said...

I love your colour combination! I would make some of these pillows too....and probably copy cat your beautiful finished example!!

Peggy Cichos said...

I wOuld start with a mug rug. I could quilt it with my walking foot as I am just trying to teach myself to FMQ. Nice work!

Crickets Corner said...

Love everything about your pillow; the colors, the quilting....perfect! I need a couple of cushions for deck seating and this pattern is perfect so I would use outdoor fabric and make the cushions first. I would then make a baby quilt for a friend who has a little boy making his debut into the world in September.

Gill said...

I love this pattern - I'd make cushions and a baby quilt!!

Gill said...

I follow you and Leanne!

Amy's Crafty Shenanigans said...

Gorgeous - and yum yum! I think a baby quilt size would suit me to a t - or the cushion size like yours :)

Amy's Crafty Shenanigans said...

Happy May 2-4 to you! I follow you both :)

Heather @ Winding Bobbins said...

Love your version Patti! And the quilting is just right. I don't know if I'd make a quilt with this pattern but am thinking that a HUGE cushion would be awesome.

barbara woods said...

would love to win, thanks

barbara woods said...

follow you both

Benta AtSLIKstitches said...

That's fab , and i love the quilting! I'd start with the mug rug, and actually quilt it!

Joy said...

You have a great eye for colour. I like the modern design, too. I think it would look great at any size, but I think I'd make a lap quilt.

Joy said...

I've been following you for a few months now. Thanks for the giveaway.

Colleen said...

I like the transparency you have obtained with the colours you have chosen. I need to make some mug rugs - we just traded in our old melamine table for a wooden one, so I need to protect it when I'm drinking my coffee and reading the morning paper!

Jodi - usairdoll said...

What a beautiful pillow! Great colors and awesome quilting! I'd love to make some pillows for our livingroom.

Thank you and Leanne for a great giveaway and a chamce to win.

usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

Jodi - usairdoll said...

I'm a new follower of your's on BlogLovin and already follow Leanne.

Thanks again for a chance to win.

usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

Arita said...

Love the colours you used and the quilting is wonderful.

Terry@ a quilting blog said...

My sectional could use some more pillows so that is what I would start with. Love your color choices and that thread is just perfect for it!!!

Terry@ a quilting blog said...

I follow you via GFC

Irina said...

Beautiful cover! I think I would make a few, I need new cushions on my sofa and I'd remake the whole room

Sarah said...

I follow via bloglovin. Thanks! sarah@forrussia.org

Sarah said...

I would make the pillows for our living room -- I've been looking for some nice patterns for pillows! Thanks for the chance. sarah@forrussia.org

CitricSugar said...

Uhm, baby? My niece is arriving in a couple of months...

But seriously, that quilting is ridiculous. LOVE it. Your colour choices for this whole cushion are gorgeous! Yep, stealing this one, too. :-)

aus_chick said...

I love the pillow size - am guessing that is mini?