Tuesday, 12 March 2019

Text It! Blog Hop

Welcome to my stop on the Text It! blog hop, sharing the gorgeous and fun projects from Sherri Noel's (Rebecca Mae Designs) new book, Text It!
Sherri's book has 10 Quilt and Pillow patterns as well as 7 full sized alphabets so you can personalize any project or make something of your own inspired by the book.




I was looking for a quick project as I have a lot going on, as I browsed through her book I found the perfect project. It goes well with my project from 'Dusting off a Quilt Book' .


I used some of the same scraps as my dusted off pillow.



 The pillow top came together quickly. I prefer not to have the thread steal the show when appliqueing so I machine appliqued the letters using Superior's Monopoly and Bottom Line thread. All in all I am very happy with how my pillow turned out. I found the instructions easy to follow and Sherri offers some great tips in the book.


I quilted some simple swirls and echoed around the lettering.



I have a giveaway you can enter, with two prizes. One is a copy of Text It!, which is only available to a winner who lives in Canada. I will be sending it out to the winner. The other prize, 2 large spools of Aurifil thread, will be shipped anywhere in the world. To enter, leave me a comment telling me do you bind your pillows? Also please include whether you are Canadian. I will draw the winner on March 16th.

If you would like a copy signed by Sherri she has some listed in her shop HERE.

Here is the lineup for the hop.


MONDAY MARCH 4 – BEE HAPPY

PAMELA JANE MORGAN – MYSWEETLITTLESTITCHES.COM                            
SHARON LILABELLE LANE – LILABELLELANECREATIONS.COM

TUESDAY MARCH 5 – INFINITY Quilt

LAURA PILAND – SLICEOFPIQUILTS.COM
LEANNE PARSONS – DEVOTEDQUILTER.COM
KATIE MUTER STARCHER – KATIEMAEQUILTS.COM

WEDNESDAY MARCH 6 – PILLOW TALK

KATE COLLERAN – SEAMSLIKEADREAM.COM
CHERYL DAINES BROWN – QUILTERCHIC.COM
DORIE HRUSKA – FOREVER-QUILTING.COM

THURSDAY MARCH 7 – FREEDOM Quilt

JEN SHAFFER – PATTERNSBYJEN.BLOGSPOT.COM
TARA MILLER – QUILTDISTRICT.COM

FRIDAY MARCH 8 – LOVING YOU Wall Hanging

ELLEN AULT – .HANDMADE3D.ME
SHERRI NOEL – REBECCAMAEDESIGNS.COM

MONDAY MARCH 11 – COUNTING SHEEP Baby Quilt

DEANNE EISENMAN – SNUGGLESQUILTS.COM
SUSAN PELLAND – SUEPELLANDDESIGNS.COM

TUESDAY MARCH 12 – HOME PILLOW

JOANNE HARRIS – QUILTSBYJOANNE.BLOGSPOT.CA
PATTY DUDEK – ELMSTREETQUILTS.COM
ANDY KNOWLTON – ABRIGHTCORNER.COM
SANDRA STARLEY – UTAHQUILTAPPRAISER.BLOGSPOT.COM
CINDY PIETERS – STITCHINATHOME.COM

WEDNESDAY MARCH 13 – LIFE IS SHORT Wall hanging

BECCA FENSTERMAKER – PRETTYPINEY.COM

THURSDAY MARCH 14 – HUSTLE PILLOW

ERIN SAMPSON – auribuzz.wordpress.com/

FRIDAY MARCH 15 – SEWING MACHINE MAT

LAUREN WRIGHT – MOLLYANDMAMA.COM.AU
SANDRA HEALY – SANDRAHEALYDESIGNS.COM
CHERYL KRISEL LYNCH – cheryllynchquilts.blogspot.com/

SATURDAY MARCH 16 – WRAP UP

SHERRI NOEL – REBECCAMAEDESIGNS.COM







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43 comments :

Lee said...

I have never used binding on a pillow - hello from MI USA

Kay said...

I have never used binding on cushions but do like the effect. Thank you for a lovely giveaway, i live in England. x

tubakk said...

Great pillow. I don't make cushions often, but the last one I did I actually made with binding. I found it very easy, fun and decorative. I'm visiting you from Norway.

Sherri @ RebeccaMaeDesigns.com said...

Super Cute! I love the swirls. Thanks for sharing!

tac73 said...

I have used cording on a pillow but not binding. I do like the look and the Text It projects. Not Canadian.

Danette said...

I live in the US. I have not bound my pillows yet, but I did see a tutorial on Moda Bakeshop that I want to try. Thank you!

sam said...

I have used binding on my pillows. I love the color palette of your pillow. I'm in the USA.

Michele T said...

I never thought to use binding on my pillow covers but I’d love to try it. I am Canadian.

Susan Stanton said...

I bind my pillows just like I bind a quilt - with the double fold binding method. I live in the US.
yoyopattycakes at hotmail dot com

Linda said...

HELLO FROM THE USA! Love your Pillow! I bind all cotton pillows;if they have a heavy nap, like velvet or minky, I do not. Thank You for neat giveaways!!!

Cathy Wilson said...

I haven’t made a pillow yet but love the look of binding on them. Not a Canadian but I love your country!

dgs said...

Super cute pillow. I tend to not bind my pillows, but I will sometimes add cording.

Sewgirl said...

I live in the US. I have sometimes put a cording around my pillows but am finishing up one now and am going to bind it like a quilt. I haven't tried that idea before but have seen it done a couple times and like the way it looks, plus seems easier than the cording!

Rosalind Gutierrez said...

I've never used binding on a pillow usually I have a ruffle on them.

Joyce Schroeder said...

I have never considered binding pillows, but you may have motivated me to try something new! I am in the US, and simply adore thread! Thanks for some fun inspiration.

Sharon Aurora said...

I have never used binding on a pillow but I like the look. I live in the US.

anna brown said...

Depends on the pillow ...happyness04431@yahoo.com

Jenny said...

I like to make my pillow (known as a cushion here in New Zealand) front and back about an inch larger than the form, then sew another line to make a sort of flap, soft edge. Does that make sense?

Marilyn said...

I have never bound a pillow before, but yours is so cute it makes me want to try it next time.

Laura said...

NO, I've never bound a pillow but would like to try. I am in Canada.

Kathy H said...

I have not used binding on pillows but have seen several pillows made that way. I do want to try the technique. I live in the USA.

FlashinScissors said...

I haven’t made a pillow yet, but I have made two pincushions recently and I bound both of them. It’s not that different from binding a quilt really.
Love the colours you used for your pillow, and especially love the fabric you used for “home”.
I’m visiting you from England.
Barbara x

rosemaryschild said...

I have only made one pillow cover and it has binding! Thank you, Susan in Mississippi

Beth said...

I don't often make pillows, but I've made a "faux" binding and liked that look and process. Your project looks great. And I really agree with your idea about letting the stitching take a back seat to the appliqué; that worked to great effect in this case.
I'm an Oregonian, btw.

Cecilia said...

Cute pillow! Yes, I like to bind my pillows! I live in the US.

Laura said...

Your pillow turned out so cute! I have never bound a pillow but I think that I should put this technique on my to do list! Blessings from Washington state, USA!

Rachel C said...

I haven't done binding on a pillow, but I have to say I love your colors on this project!
I'm in the US.
rach62803@yahoo(dot)com

GranChris said...

I'm in the US. No I don't bind my pillows but I do like zippers in them.

d said...

I've made just a few pillows ... put a binding on one, made PIPING for one, and sewed the others with no edging. Thanks for such a nice giveaway. (not a resident of Canada)

Delaine said...

I am really enjoying this blog hop! Yes, I do use binding on my pillows. I live in Alberta, Canada. Thanks!

Leanne Parsons said...

Your pillow turned out beautifully! I love the colours you chose and the quilting is perfect :)

Farm Quilter said...

I don't bind pillows...I think I've only made one in my life!! USA

eileen said...

Hello from Spain! I always put binding on my pillows. Love your pillow, turned out Great!

trudys_person said...

I either bind my pillows or put piping around them. I think they need that extra finishing touch. Yours turned out beautifully! Thank you for the giveaways!

Nancy A: rangerer@sbcglobal.net said...

I have never bound a quilt, but I like the look. I live in the USA.

Patty said...

Beautiful pillow!

Sandra Walker said...

I've read this twice on my phone now! WAs SURE I'd commented, but apparently it was in my dreams...I can't on my phone (still have the logged out issue there) so I will write what I thought I already wrote, LOL. I just love what you did, and yes!! It will be such a great partner to your other house cushion from the other hop, like you'd planned it all out, right? I so do hope I can win, as I'd love this pattern, house blocks are a VERY close second to my favourite star blocks. As to the question, I always bind my pillows, gives them such a more clean, polished look. Beautiful work and quilting as always, Cindy. :-)

Kathy E. said...

I really like the look of binding on a pillow and I really need to try it myself. No, I haven't done it yet! Love the pillow and its binding!
duchick at gmail dot com
USA

Jocelyn is Canadian Needle Nana said...

I find the quilted words intriguing and such neat beautiful stitching. Interesting post. Like Sandra, I have a thing for house blocks and such a quilt is on my bucket list.

Tammy in Ontario, Canada said...

Sometimes I bind my pillows and others I flip. I also do rug hooking and some of them get other finished edges. Like how yours came out. I am Canadian.

Tambry G said...

I have never used binding on a pillow, but will give it a try. I am in the states.

Sue D said...

Cute project. No I don't bind my pillows.
USA
slrdowney at hotmail dot com

canuckquilter said...

Very pretty pillow. It makes me want to stretch my applique skills a little. I have only ever done large chunky shapes. Those delicate letters look intimidating. I know I missed the giveaway, but I'll weigh in on the pillow finishing anyway: I recently started binding my pillows and decided I like that opportunity for one last little designs flourish.