**Posts contain affiliate links and I will be compensated at no extra cost to you if you make a purchase after clicking on my links.

Thursday, May 14, 2020

The Ultimate Home Decor Blog Hop - Pleated Effect Pillows and Giveaway

Today is the 2nd week of the
Ultimate Home Decor Blog Hop
where all the new fabric collections are being showcased.

What better way to show the gorgeous new Island Batik fabric collections
than with a little home decor?

I'm thrilled to share my project today,
"Pleated Effect Pillows"

featuring the new Island Batik Winter 2019 Collection
by Kathy Engle.

I was so excited to receive the fabrics in my first
2020 Island Batik Ambassador Box
imagine my surprise when I opened the surprise package to find these
holiday-inspired fabrics.

Each pillow was stitched with Aurifil 50 wt #2890 and a Schmetz Microtex (Sharp) Chrome 70/10 needle.  If you haven't tried these needles, they are perfect for the tight weave of the Island Batik fabrics.

The pleated effect is so quick and fun to do.

I made a tutorial for you to give it a try.
Click HERE for the full free tutorial.

It's a quilt as you go technique
 in the middle.

will be coming to stores very soon. 
Perfect timing for holiday crafting. 
Be sure to ask your local quilt shop for Season's Splendor!

Giveaway Time!!
I am happy to share a sampling of the 
Season's Splendor
Island Batik fabric collection 
with one lucky reader.
I have cut a charm pack from some of the fabric I have left.

I'm covering the postage so this giveaway is limited to U.S. only.  (sorry)
Entries are open until May 26th
I'll announce the winner by May 28th.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

This giveaway ends May, 8 at 11:59 pm PDT. A random winner will be notified on May, 9 and announced on May, 12. If the winner does not respond within the first three days after being notified, a new random winner will be chosen and notified.

Thank you for visiting.

Check out all the new Island Batik fabric collections,
sign up for a giveaway,
see the complete Ultimate Home Decor Blog Hop schedule by clicking HERE.


Nancy L said...

I love your pillows and I love seeing batiks!

scottylover said...

Oh this is a new to me technique! I will be checking it out.

Thanks for the fun give away, too.
Sandy A

cghundley said...

The pillows look
so pretty and a
great technique.
Carla from Utah

Linda Williamson said...

Love the colors and prints in Seasons Spendor. Thanks for great tutorial.

Calicojoan said...

What a fun technique! Gorgeous holiday fabrics headed our way. Yippee!

Sara said...

These are gorgeous! Love holiday fabrics!

@lutzcats said...

Uh-oh...I think EVERYONE needs a tree shaped pillow for Christmas!!! Adorable.

Lori Smanski said...

Oh but these are wonderful and so happy and fun. Thank you for sharing the instructions. Off to raid my Christmas stash. LOL
quilting dash lady at comcast dot net

Sharon Aurora said...

I love your cushions, especially the tree cushion. Oooh, maybe a star shaped or bell shaped pillow too...

Sue D said...

Beautiful pillows. Thanks for sharing this pleating technique.

Unknown said...

Thank you for great idea. I've been looking for a great idea to make some pillows for my house. Thanks,

JANET said...

Those pillows are so cute!!

barbara woods said...

love the Christmas tree, want be long!

Quilting Tangent said...

Cute pillows, like the effect with the pleats.

Unknown said...

Love your pillows -- thanks for the tutorial. Nancy A: SewingGranda@gmail.com

Jollygirl said...

The pillows are great. I really like the tree pillow.

Sewgirl said...

What fun pillows for the holidays! Thanks for sharing the great giveaway too!

Emily said...

These are fabulous, Carla! And thanks for the tutorial! I particularly love the tree one and am now thinking about what shapes I could try!

Cindy Shelley said...

Beautiful pillows in those batiks!!!!
I will be trying these pleats.

Vicki in MN said...

These pillows are adorable, especially the tree one!

Kathy E. said...

Carla, you certainly have a jump on your Christmas decor this year...lucky you! I am very interested in trying your pleating technique as I love the look! Thank you for sharing the tutorial and your awesome projects.
duchick at gmail dot com

Nancy said...

I LOVE the fabrics - they really are great in your gorgeous pillows!

Diantha said...

Love the pleated effect! I need to try that. Thanks for the chance at a giveaway.

Μοιρούλα said...

these are wonderful and so happy

GranChris said...

The pillows are wonderful. I could see a lap quilt with trees or a wonderful Red and White quilt.

Pamela said...

What delightful pillows! I especially like the Christmas tree. Thanks for the inspiration! I enjoyed reading your bio on the Island Batik blog. Your Day at the Beach quilt made me smile and brought back a flood of happy memories of taking my children to the beach when they were younger. That quilt perfectly captures the colors and textures and breezes of those days. I love artwork that evokes all the memories and the senses of a time and place. Thank you for sharing your work and thanks for my virtual trip back to the beach!

tac73 said...

These pillows are great! Love these batiks.

Beth said...

Your project shows this fabric off to great effect--on the tree it gives the impression of ornaments!

CyndyL said...

Love the tree.

nicolesender said...

I love your beautiful pillows!

Kathleen said...

The tree pillow is such a fun idea! I have a sister in law who loves all things Christmas - perfect for her.

Julie said...

The tree shaped pillow is a clever idea. Thanks for sharing

Barb said...

Nice pillows and a new technique to try--nice!!

Dawn F said...

That is such a pretty pillow! I think my mom would like a pillow like that very much.

Cecilia said...

Cute pillows! I think I will have to make your tree pillow! It is lovely!

Gail said...

I love your pillow

Jan said...

Thank you for sharing your marvelous talent with us!

dq said...

Thanks for the tip about the needles!
Those Christmas Batiks are scrumptious in your wonderful quilt as you go design! Everything about your design is so clever!