Monday, February 28, 2011

Blogger's Pillow Party ~ February 2011 Winner

I was given the great pleasure of choosing a winner for this month's Blogger's Pillow Party going on over at Stitched in Color.  Remember this post? 

With more than 75 entries I am grateful that it was Rachel's job to narrow down all of the wonderful entries to just 9.  Still, it was not an easy decision to make.

Starting from top left:

1.  Bright and airy in Central Park by The Petting Zoo.
2.  "Petals" with words to live by from Suzanne Loves...
3.  The Eiffel Tower by Stolen Moments
4.  Purple stitches in reverse applique by Maureen Cracknell Handmade
5.  "Little Gems" in yoyos by Pickup Some Creativity
6.  Re-purposed Ruffles by a Stitch & a Prayer
7.  "Party Napkin" in Solids by you know what i love?
8.  A Rainbow Hexagon by Erica's Essential Suchness
9.  scrapy-happy log cabin by Jacey Craft

First I would like to thank all of the entrants for the beautifully handmade contributions.  I appreciate the time, effort and passion behind each and everyone of your projects.  I have enjoyed stopping by and checking out your blogs to read about the process and the stories behind the pillows.  Unfortunately there could be only one winner:

Congratulations to Arajane from You Know What I Love?

Arajane obviously knows what I love!  Half Square Triangles are my obsession, I love making these simple blocks without ever tiring of the process.  Arajane is also working on a baby quilt using the same fabrics and design; I look forward to seeing more of this quilt:

Arajane has won a bundle of fabric generously sponsored by Fresh-Squeezed Fabrics:
16FQs 9 (4 yards) from the Delilah range by Tanya Whelan
Congratulations Arajane - Rachel will contact you shortly.


Rachel from Stitched in Color will be choosing the winner of the participation prize ~ the two patchwork pillows as previously posted on my blog ~ be sure to look out for Rachel's blog post.

Entry for the Blogger's Pillow Party for March is now open and the guest judge is the lovely Aneela from Comfort Stitching.  Good luck!



  1. Thanks for judging, Rita. I would not have wanted that job. Lovely pillow that you chose and the quilt is going to be amazing as well.
    Congratulations, Arajane!

  2. oh wow! i am super honored and super flattered that my pillow was picked by you, rita! there were some amazing pillows this month so i'm especially tickled that mine stood out to you. thank you thank you thank you!!

  3. What beautiful works of art.

  4. Can anyone enter the Pillow Party? I'm new to the world of quilting etc and am a bit nervous about applying when I dont really have a craft blog (have a blog but rarely use it) :)

  5. Ohh That was my Fav aswell (apart from mine) :)

  6. What a fabulous collection of pillows! I don't envy your job of having to pick just one but I think you got it right!

  7. Thanks, Rita! LOVE that pillow.

    Nutterbug - yes, anyone with a blog can enter. I hope you will!

  8. Hooray for AraJane! It is such a lovely pillow. Best wishes.

  9. Those pillows are super inspiring! I think my favorite is A Rainbow Hexagon, but they are all incredibly lovely.

  10. I would agree. Choosing the top 9 would be a tough one. There were sooo many great pillows. Looking forward to seeing this month's.


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