February 9, 2011

MODA PILLOW TALK!



Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today! I am excited to share my pillow with you and I am happy to say I'm offering the pattern for free! When Moda Lissa first told me about the pillow talk project, before Quilt Market last Fall, I really liked the idea of creating a project that was inspired by all the things that are special to me. I set out doodling and came up with the spiral idea and went from there. The flower in the center of the pillow is me (not that I think I'm the center of the universe or anything). The first off-shoot from the stem spiral is my family because they are nearest and dearest to my heart. There is a flower for my husband Steve, and one for each of my sons, Cory and Tom. Continuing along the stem spiral in the opposite corner is what my day to day life is all about - CREATING! The little shoots represent ideas and the crazy big bloom is the culmination of those little ideas into an A-HA moment. The next corner symbolizes my challenge to myself to reach out and step out of my comfort zone to experience to things. The last corner flower is really a bud, me at the beginning of my life. The "fingers" that hold that bud represent my mom giving me a great foundation in this life. And finally, throughout the whole thing, are a series of 3 red dots. These are my sisters, Ann and Bonnie, and myself. We are always there for each other!
Now, just in case that's not enough information, Lissa put together a list of questions for us -
What is a little known fact about yourself? I can raise one eyebrow
How do you relax? Listen to music and hand stitch or draw
What do you sleep in? I like to sleep in a stretchy cotton top and flannel bottoms. Probably not Steve's first choice for my sleep attire.
Do you sew in bed? Read? Watch TV? eat? I love to climb into bed with a good book.
How many nights have you or your spouse spent on the couch? Steve spent 1 night on the couch a loooooonnnnnnnggggggg time ago.
Nighttime toddy? No, but I like a glass of red wine with dinner
Early to bed or all-nighter? I'm usually asleep by 11:30, but I was able to stay up till midnight on New Years Eve!
Who would you most like to have a pillow fight with? Besides Steve..... (Steve close your ears) it would have to be with George Clooney

This Girl's Life Pillow Pattern. Enjoy!

Tomorrow hop over to Thimbleblossoms blog to see Camille's darling pillow!
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SewLindaAnn said...

Great inspiration on the pillow design. Definitely one of my very favorites!

Kathy said...

I love your responses to the questions. Your pillow is gorgeous!

Sue said...

Love the pillow. It actually looks like Spring. Guess I am just tired of the cold and the pillow makes me think Valentine's Day and spring.

Deb said...

Very interesting story behind your quilt. Pretty pillow.

allcounty said...

Love the pillow. Could not get it to print. Thanks KarinE :)

DebrafromMD said...

I love the pillow! Thanks for the free pattern.

Laura said...

cute pillow! thanks for the pattern.

karenfae said...

lovely pillow
Karen
http://karensquilting.com/blog/

Country Log Cabin Quilter said...

Thanks for the pattern! Very nice!

Learn How To Make Quilts said...

A gorgeous pillow, and thanks for the free pattern.

Annie said...

Very nice pillow, love the colors.

pam said...

what a beautiful pillow. I used that fabric to make my MIL a lap quilt for Christmas. I am sure I have some scraps laying around. This would be a great Mother's Day gift.
Thank you so much for the pattern.
pam roever at yahoo dot com

Tina said...

What a beautiful pillow - gorgeous design!

Carol Sc said...

The explanation of the pillow is great --- gives on the opportunity of thinking about what symbolism we would find in our own life. It's very interesting to read everyone's answers to the questions.

Cindy said...

How fun to design a pillow representing so much of your life.

My fav part - 3 dots representing you and your sisters.

Cindi D said...

This was a great read. The pillow design is a true representation of yourself. Thanks for sharing - love the pillow!!!!!!

dewana said...

I should be doing other things but I am loving this "Pillow talk blog hop"! Moda had a great idea! Your pillow is so cute. Can't wait to have more time to check out more of your blog!

~Kathleen said...

Lovely pillow, Kathy! Elegant but easy construction. Thanks for a great project.

Joanne said...

REALLY love this pillow! I am definitely an appliquer...
really like all the pillows, but this is my favorite

Sharrieboberry said...

Your pillow is beautiful. It's lovely how it can remind you of the support and love of your family!

And your pillow fighting partner? I'd pick GC too!

Staci said...

The story of your pillow is lovely. Thank you for sharing it!

Debbie said...

I love the pillow. Thanks for telling your story on how you became you. Love your designs.

Willa said...

Enjoyed reading about the pillow! Interesting life record.

Willa said...

Enjoyed reading about the pillow! Interesting life record.

Kathy H said...

The pillow is beautiful and I love the colors. Thanks for the pattern.

Jewel said...

Adorable Pillow. Thanks so much for the pattern

Helen said...

Wow...that pillow is over the top! thanks for sharing!

my happy bluebird said...

Love your pillow! Thanks so much for sharing your pattern.

mimi'sdarlins said...

Thank you for darling pillow pattern! I loved your story, the way you included the special people in your life :-)

Sandy said...

What an adorable pillow and I love the story that goes with it. Thank you for sharing it with us!

taliana said...

What a beautiful pillow! Thanks for sharing ;)

Karen said...

What a beautiful pillow - I love how it tells the story of your family life! Have a wonderful day.

All8 said...

I love this pillow! So pretty. Thanks for the opportunity.

all8garden (at) yahoo (dot) com

deb-bee said...

Your pillow design is beautiful and meaningful, love it!!! Thanks for the pattern. I couldn't wait to see what you designed. Enjoy this very cold day.

Cyndi said...

I love your pillow and the meaning behind it - very creative and definitely defines who you are! Thank you so much for sharing the pattern with us!

XOXO,

Cyndi

quiltnmaryf said...

Love your pillow! Very springy...if that is a word!

Heartsdesire said...

A beautiful and inspiring pillow Kathy. And thank you for the pattern.

Dianne said...

Cute Pillow! Thanks for a great freebie!

Meredith said...

Thanks for the pillow pattern. Love it!

va said...

I have been following the pillow talk from the first day and i must say that i love the stories. No wonder you guys are designers. You should write novels. Very eloquent and the pillow is absolutely lovely.

vicki boschman said...

love your pillow and have just downloaded it. First time on your site but I plan on returning. thanks a lot

James-Linda said...

BEAUTIFUL PILLOW DESIGN!
THANKS SO FOR SHARING!

jldouglas@wispwest.net

Joe and Julianne said...

Love your pillow! Thanks for sharing the pattern.

Miss Jean said...

Lovely pillow! Love the pattern and colors.

Apple Avenue Quilts said...

What a beautiful pillow design. Thanks so much for sharing!

Tana said...

What a beautiful pillow! Thanks so much for sharing it with all of us!

Loralynn said...

Thank you so much for the pillow pattern! I have just the perfect material for it. I really love the way it is finished with the buttons on the ends too!

Stephen said...

I love your pillow design but unfortunately, I do not have a Facebook account or want one. Is there another way to download your pattern? It is very generous of you to share your talent and enthusiasm.
Thanks.

AnnieO said...

Very pretty pillow! I love the spiral and the flowers. Red and green is my favorite color combo. Thanks for the pattern!

Becky said...

stunning

Lily of the Valley said...

Beautiful pillow!!!

Sinta Renee said...

The symbolisim in your pillow is just beautiful... as is the pillow itself! Thanks so much for sharing the pillow with us! You always design inspiring projects!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Cute pillow! Thanks for sharing the pattern.

Stacey said...

cute pillow!!

Marcia W. said...

Short and sweet - thanks for the interview. The pillow is lovely yet the thought and sentiment behind each flower and bud is absolutely beautiful. The red is a great color to represent the love you have for family.

Wendy said...

Very pretty pillow. Thank you for sharing!!

Marj said...

Love your pillow design! It is fun to see all the different styles as we blog hop.

marcella said...

Thanks for sharing the pillow pattern - it's really sweet.

Shannon said...

I love how you have made your pillow. You have put a lot of thought into who you are. Thank you for sharing.

Mary said...

What a nice story behind your pillow!

corinne said...

Great interview, love the pillow. Thank you for the giveaway and the pillow talk.

Janet said...

Very nice pillow pattern - have to give it a try!!!

TheLazyQuilter said...

Lovely :)

Jeanne (RED) said...

Really love your pillow and its symbolisim! I love to applique, so thank you so much for the pattern. Jeanne L. in MO

Marcyne said...

Interesting story behind your pretty pillow. Its wonderful how you put your family first.

Ly + Alan said...

Love the story behind your pillow! =)

Ly

lyannab@gmail.com

random thoughts do or di said...

Beautiful pillow. Really enjoying this blog hop.
please check out my blog

naej95 said...

What a beautiful pillow.
I loved your story too.
Thanks, Connie F
naej95@mchsi.com

SilkLover said...

Cute pillow! I love applique and can see it with wool, too. Thanks!

Janet said...

Love your pillow! I don't have enough furniture for all these cute pillow ideas!

Vroomans' Quilts said...

I love the pillow. Thanks for telling your story on how you became you. Love your designs.

Syd said...

Thanks for the beautiful pillow pattern. I really like to applique but haven't done much. Thanks for your story behind the design.

Joan and Kevin said...

I just love your pillow it is beautiful!

Heather A said...

I loved hearing your pillow story. It's gorgeous and inspired!

Sarah said...

Wonderful pillow - I love the way you had your "sister dots" - I have 4 sisters and they are all really important to me.

Sharon S said...

Best pillow fight answer yet! Love your pillow & story!

Marsha said...

Your pillow is my fav so far! Unfortunately, I couldn't download your pattern! :-(

Sandy said...

What a great pillow!Thanks for the pattern.=)

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Wonderful pillow. Thanks for the pattern!

Sharon said...

The pillow is lovely -- thanks for the pattern.

Heirlooms by Ashton House said...

Love the pillow. Can't wait to make one! Thank you for the fun pattern.

robin said...

That's a great pillow! :)

. said...

I really like reading your blog and I loved your pillow. But when I try to download the pattern, I need to sign into facebook. I do not have/ do not want a facebook account. So I wish you could do your patterns without needing a facebook acct. If it is possible to download without an account, please let me know how to do it.
Thanks,
Mary

Kay said...

Thanks for the pillow pattern. I love it & it will fit so well in my house. I'm with you on the pillow fight with George Clooney.

Deb said...

LOVE the pillow, it's beautiful and very thoughful.

Chef Mama Lori said...

Thank you for the darling pattern! How neat that it represents your family. Thanks for being part of this blog hop!

Rose M. said...

Your pillow is gorgeous! I don't think my applique would look as good as yours but I'm going to try.

JCnNC said...

The reasons behind your pillow - fit you to a tee - Thanks

KristyZ said...

Cute, I would have a pillow with George Clooney, what a hottie!

krisgray said...

Lovely pillow - thanks for the pattern.

Library Gal Quilts said...

I hope you wrote a little note and sewed it inside the pillow will it's story! Years ago when I was helping with a historical quilt show, a lady brought in a silk tumbling block quilt and a small pillow that matched it. We noticed a tear in the seam and I saw handwriting! Oh, my! Love letters! It was really wonderful!

Hannah said...

It was so fun to learn more about you and to see your beautiful pillow. Thanks for sharing with us!

Sandy F said...

I love this pillow pattern and the story that goes with it. I can not download it without joining facebook. I have no desire to join facebook. Is there another option?
Thanks

Kathryn said...

Lovely pillow, in both design and color. Kathie L in Allentown

SueB said...

Oh what a cute pillow. thanks for being in the blog hop. Very interesting story.

Denise said...

Your pillow is very unique and personal. I really am enjoying this Pillow Talk tour.

misswrite said...

I love the pillow!

I'd love to download it, but I don't have (and don't want) a Facebook account.

Any way to download the pattern otherwise?

Thanks!

DeAnna
MissWrite@sbcglobal.net

Dorian said...

A great pillow! Thanks for the pattern, this is a great blog hop.

Tammy said...

Great pillow! The meaning of the pillow in regard to family is very thoughtful and loving.

Quiltjane said...

The pillow is magical. I love the red / taupe and green hues of the fabrics.

Melissa said...

This is a stunning pillow:) j Loved getting to know a bit about you!

zoeycat said...

Beautiful pillow and a free pattern to boot...........Thanks for sharing!
Jill

Holly and little people said...

It's great to see your pillow and to hear how it came together. Thanks for the pattern.

WoolenSails said...

Love your pillow, but seems like everyone is trying to download it, lol. I want to make some nice ones, since I use it in my seat for my back, will be nice to have something so pretty on the chair instead of a pillow case. Enjoyed reading more about you.

Debbie

Mouster1 said...

Beautiful pillow! What a lovely story you tell behind your design. Thanks for the free pattern!

Anonymous said...

Charming pillow.
Thank you for the pattern.
Martine

gkathgoldin said...

what a beautiful creative pillow!!
I just love reading thru you blog~ your boat trip thru paris! DIVINE
I can see where you draw such inspiration~OMG~I love your lighthouse visits...no wonder I love your work~some unseen aura must be within your work that `transports' me to all the places you have gone that I will never get to...wonderful
you are a joy

Maeve said...

Love the pillow design - especially the buttons on the sides.

wendy said...

Very nice pillow & sentiments. Thank-you so much for the pattern.

Lizzie said...

Love that pillow, it's adorable and I love the story behind it...
Lizzie
xxx

SarahB said...

What a beautiful applique!

The quilting Cat Lady. said...

Love the explanation of the pillow, and it´s beautiful. Thank you for the pattern.
Alda, Fl

SandyG said...

Beautiful pillow and story behind it. The fabrics are pretty together, love the background fabric. My computer is a little slow at printing the free pattern,
maybe it is really me. I'll try again. Thank you for the pattern.

Connecticut Chronichols said...

I love your pillow and all the symbolism in it. Good job and thanks for sharing it with us.

bunnythreads said...

Such an Charming `Pillow story',
I love your pillow it kind of reminds of a romantic country feel.
You are darling to weave such a sweet cute `yarn' within a pillow to include all those near & dear to you and that have touched you. Bravo!! a charmer

aztel2000 said...

Thanks for the beautiful pillow and the inspiring story that goes along with it!
Karen in Breezy Point

ellen said...

Love your pillow and the story behind it. Thank you for the pattern AND the inspiration to create a design and make a pillow for all my siblings.

Jane said...

Very clever and creative design on your pillow. The use of the tea towel (or ticking?) with the applique is just my style. Thanks for the inspiration.

Jill said...

I absolutely adore this pillow and will definitely add this to my list of projects this year. Thank you for sharing!

Robyn *Ü* said...

Thanks for the pilow pattern. I'm such a huge fan of your stitchery patterns.

Thearica said...

Love the design and the meaning of your pillow!!

So,... you can raise one eyebrow ehh... Can you move your nostrils in and out without moving any other part of your face?? I can! hehe :)

Celine said...

Lovely pillow! Such an intriguing pattern

octoberzephyr said...

thanks for the pattern! :)

cam said...

I love the story behind the pillow pattern. Thanks for sharing!

Karen said...

George Clooney......hmmmm....now that is a great answer!!

heartandthreads said...

oh golly I have only caught 3Pillow hops on time, Auuughh. grandaughter went to hosp so I missed all the fun & giveaways. But what precious pillows. I am so glad I am here for yours Must be LUCK for THE BEST!
I am a Nature person & the 1st thing I learned to draw was vines,(my dad & grandpa were landscapers who cared for the environment by planting evergreen forests & including in their landscaping-dad taught me to draw) LOVE your Pillow colors so soft & soothing-I can see the love for your family branching thruout. the demure colors are perfect for forest & berries! Brillant. Your blog shows how wonderfully outdoors you are, I think perhaps that creatively that abounds thru your gifted work.

Maxine said...

Love your pillow...Great free pattern....

Grandmasewnsew said...

Thank you for sharing your beautiful, creative design! When I saw your materials list and saw the toweling listed, it took a minute to realize that's what you used for the base of your pillow! Maybe I can use the pattern as a jumping off point for my own special pillow.

Gwen said...

Love your idea for your pillow! I think I would love to make one based on the same idea-- making changes to represent my life. I also have two sisters and we are the best of friends--- always have been (of course, way back when we were kids we fought like cats and dogs ;-) and always will be.
I really enjoyed reading your blog-- and am subscribing. I don't want to miss out on your future projects and designs! :-)

kathleen said...

ohhh such fun to visit your cute blog!

Sherry said...

Love your pillow. Thanks for sharing your story behind the design. You're so creative!

Cindy said...

What a sweet pillow and story. Love that your sisters and your Mom are reprented. Thanks for sharing.

Gretchen said...

Thanks for the great pillow pattern!!!

deserae said...

I love to read too :)

Ariane said...

What a wonderful pillow. I just love it!!

Vicky said...

Fabulous pillow! One of my favorites, also!

Jenniffier said...

Thanks for sharing.

Barbara said...

Oh my...what a gorgeous pillow! Thanks so much for the pattern!

Maggey and Jim said...

I love the pillow and your inspriation for it..
Maggey

Kim said...

I LOVE the explanation of your pillow!! Thanks for sharing.

Nancy D. said...

Lovely pillow. What a great story for the inspiration

Lee said...

The pillow is beautiful! Thanks for the inspiration.

Lee said...

The pillow is beautiful! Thanks for the inspiration.

Julee said...

Beautiful pillow, thanks for the pattern.

Mary said...

I love the story contained in each element of the pillow pattern. With a little tweaking, I can make it my story too. Thanks!

lynnquiltsalot said...

I love the story of your pillow and it's gorgeous.

phartubatech said...

I like the symbolism in your pillow.What a great tribute to your husband, sons, mother, and sisters.Looking forward to discovering more about your fabrics.
Lois

beth said...

What a gorgeous pillow! It is just incredible! Thanks so much for sharing and thank you for the free pattern!

Carol in E TN said...

That's a great looking pillow!

Kathy B said...

I enjoy the stories behind the pillows. And why shouldn't you be the center of the world. I am sure you are the center of your family.
Thanks for sharing.

Liz said...

Lovely pillow. Lovely fabrics. Thanks for sharing!

Daisy said...

Hi Kathy - gorgeous pillow - I think I'd like to have a pillow fight with george as well :)

Lissa said...

what a very nice pillow and I love the abstract ideas with the buds and flowers and dots,etc. I can completely understand the sister thing....I have three sisters and they are my support in life! I am blessed just as you feel blessed to have them.

Cecilia said...

I like your pillow. Thanks for the free pattern.

Colleen said...

Lovely! great interview!

CaraQuilts said...

Super cute!

VickiT said...

What a beautiful pillow and the entire meaning behind it is wonderful. Thank you SO much for the pattern for you pillow. It is just such a gorgeous pillow.

mirose76 said...

Thanks you for sharing such a beautiful pillow pattern with us. I had the pleasure of meeting you a couple years ago at the Pullylap Sewing Expo. I had bought the Glory Quilt kit for my daughter that was serving in Iraq. I finally got to make it last year and an additional one for her husband (he went to Iraq the next year). They love them. I had asked them if they wanted different quilts, but they both wanted yours!

Linda said...

Love the pillow design, colors, fabrics.

Sean said...

I love that your pillow represents you and your family,

Beth said...

I really like the three dots representing three sisters. Kind of like a cheery secret message that could find its way into lots of quilts. I'm busily thinking about my own potential secret code!

wordygirl at earthlink dot net

Cathy said...

Lovely pillow!

Celeste said...

The pillow is beautiful & looks really comfy.

Beth said...

I really like the three dots representing three sisters. Kind of like a cheery secret message that could find its way into lots of quilts. I'm busily thinking about my own potential secret code!

wordygirl at earthlink dot net

Robyn said...

Kathy, I love the story that goes with your pillow design. And thank you for the free pattern. Some designers like yourself are sooooooo very generous. I'll have to finish my Winsome Wreath quilt & next will be the pillow

Anonymous said...

Love getting to know you better. Have always admired your work. This pillow is perfect for my favorite chair!

sewingthreads said...

What fun reading all about you & how you created your beautiful pillow. It is amazing to see the mind of a talent and the process of creativity in action. I enjoy the little story of your family on a pillow so sweet and loving like a little secret.

Béa said...

Thank you for this beautiful pattern. Hugs from France.

Helle said...

Lovely pillow! Thanks for sharing. Greetings from Seoul.

Sue Bone said...

Cute pillow with lots of interest and texture.

Peach Rainbow said...

Thank you for the pattern :)

Vickie said...

What a great story your pillow tells! Thanks for sharing and the pattern!

Judy said...

Love the story of your life on the pillow. Thanks for doing this!

Sandy, Quilt guild president said...

Thanks for sharing. Pillows next on list of things to do.

Sandy said...

I love the pillow, I'm not able to download the pattern

Carrie P. said...

Very pretty. thanks for sharing the pattern.

Anonymous said...

love the pillow and the story behind it...Ellen P

Anonymous said...

Stunning pillow...thanks for sharing the pattern.

Strlady said...

I love the thought process behind your pillow. Thank you for sharing it with us!!

Mommarock said...

Oh nice! I love this style.

Louise said...

I am currently finishing up a piece I stitched from your design during the Olympics last winter. I have had many compliments on it. I do have many more of your patterns in my to do stack.

Chris said...

Such a sweet story! Very pretty pillow too. Thanks for the pattern!

Jen said...

Pretty pillow!

Joyce said...

Thanks for sharing and the free pattern!

SueB said...

Thanks so much for sharing your pattern with us. I think I am going to use it with wool. Thanks again.

hollyefox said...

beautiful pillow! when i click on the link for the pattern, i get a "page does not exist".. anyone else?

Barb said...

Really enjoying the pillow blog hop. Like the story behind your pillow.

Dandelion Quilts said...

What a gorgeous pillow! Just splendid. Thanks for the pattern.

kay said...

Beautiful pillow! I love spirals.

Deb Strain said...

Hi Kathy! Just wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed your pillow and learning more about you! Your work is beautiful and I still cherish the original that I bought from you many years ago!
Happy Valentine's Day,
Always,
Deb

Jansie said...

Beautiful pillow. Thank you for sharing the pattern!

sandra said...

What a beautiful pillow, I enjoyed all of your interview. I have really enjoyed getting to know some of the designers. Thanks for the pillow design.

Anonymous said...

would you email the pattern, I don't use facebook etc.
crangellaw@yahoo.com. Thanks

Julie in WA said...

I so enjoy the representations on your pillow!

Deb said...

Gorgeous pillow, the colours are stunning and blend so beautifully together

Loose Threads said...

Love your new Inspiration Room - wish I could fit a chair into my room - would be so nice to sit and stitch in my fav room in the house. Your pillow is lovely.

sarah said...

Love your pillow design! Thanks for sharing!

Sewcando said...

Thanks for sharing! Great pillow

Jovanna said...

nice pillow! I have not done much outside my comfort zone either! Applique, I can only do in small doses, then my fingers start to hate me. :-) Thanks for sharing.

MoeWest said...

Your pillow is very pretty. Thanks for sharing the pattern.

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