Pillow Collective!

I was so excited to be asked by Amy Ellis to join a group of super talented ladies to celebrate her latest book, Think Big, for her Pillow Collective!

I was LONG overdue for a new pillow to add to our mix and the timing was perfect.
I chose to make the Equalizer block for my pillow. All of the blocks in the book are 18" square, which is a perfect size for a throw pillow. It's so perfect I just might make another...
Photo provided by Martingale, Photography by Brent Kane

 Mod Pod was a close runner up and I just might raid my stash again to create this gem. The instructions for each project are super clear and Amy included the best charts and diagrams to keep you organized whether you're making just one block (like me) or a whole quilt. She even included some pretty amazing instructions on how to make pillows with different closures.

I made my pillow with an envelope closure, but bound the pillow like a quilt for a couple reasons. One reason being that I use these pillows and I wanted it to stand up to the abuse it will receive. The other reason was so that I could practice stitching the binding by machine. All in all it was a great experience.

For my next pillow I plan on trying Amy's instructions for a zipper closure... I have a confession to make... I am a zipper virgin. And the blasted thing is I have one I bought just in case... And I can't find it anywhere! It's too frigid to run to the store just for a zipper, so the envelope option worked just fine this time. Next time, I'll expand my horizons a bit :)
 I am really happy with how this pillow turned out and I'm excited to make another. I had fun raiding my stash to find pieces that fit the feel of my living room. Then I got to play with the quilting and mixed a few of my favorite techniques together. Probably the thing that should excite you and I the most are the amazing prizes you can win during this Pillow Collective. Oh, I forgot to mention the prizes???

Visit each of the bloggers this week and pin your your favorites to Pinterest. Add the hashtags #PillowCollective and #ThinkBigBook to your pin description to be entered to win. There's no limit to the amount of entries you can have, so get busy. Amy has the following prizes for you to win:
 A wide variety of fabric bundles or...
This Quilt!!! That's pretty amazing if I do say so myself!

Also, if you're inspired to make your own quilt or pillow from Think Big, but you need a copy of the book, Amy has signed copies for 30% off with the discount code: ILovePillows in her shop! Hurry on over, the discount is only good through March 1st!

Winners will be announced on Amy's blog March 2nd. Happy pinning!


  1. Love the brown with the pop of color!

  2. Ooo that mod pod - I'm in love! Tried to pin it but couldn't get it to work...but it's cool and I want to make it!


  4. Love the color choices....The quilting on the brown i love ty for sharing.....

  5. How to buy pattern pillow brown equalizer ? Thanks.

  6. Beautiful pillow and quilting. Great job. Total #CreativeGoodness.



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