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Thursday, March 7, 2013

Friday Finish + Blog Hop with Giveaways!!!

The giant hexie pillow is finished!  And it's Blog Hop with Giveaways day!

But first, the finish! This was my first time to ever stuff an actual pillow, rather than making a cover so it was all a new experience.  Here she is.

I am still thinking about making it into a sprocket pillow (thanks CeLynn for the suggestion!) but for now it is done!

I made sides for it by cutting six strips that were 4"x9" and then sewed the strips together into a continuous loop.

Having the seams in the sides, helped me to keep the hexagon shape when I sewed it to the front, and then put the back on.

Here it is over the back of my sewing chair.. it makes me want to cover my sewing chair like this.. like those cool patchwork upholstered ones you see on Pinterest.

Stuffed it, ladder stitched the opening closed, and it's a pillow. :) Used some Riley Blake dots for the back from the Farm Fresh line. 

And now, it just needs a covered button in the middle I think.  Maybe, but haven't decided what to cover it with.

In the meantime, it's that time of year again for the Blog Hop Party with Giveaways..

Blog Hop Party with Give-Aways

..and this time, for the party, and also to help me celebrate reaching 600 followers, my sponsors are each offering a prize, so there will be three prizes, and three winners! :)  Yay! More chances to win! Thank you, thank you to each one of them!!  Go and check out their shops!

You could win one of these three prizes:

1.  A $25 gift certificate from Mad About Patchwork.

2.  This half yard bundle from Skye Reve Fabrics:

3.  Or.. last, but not least, a jelly roll of 2wenty Thr3e from the Fat Quarter Shop.

No hoops to jump through, just let me know you're a follower with one comment.

You can have one extra chance each if you choose to tweet, FB, pin, or blog about the giveaway, but those are optional.  If you do, leave a separate comment with the link for each one.  That's it. I'll leave the giveaway open until Sunday, March 17th. *Open to international followers*

Good luck and Happy Hopping!!!


Links: Crafty Soiree, Think Tank Thursday, One Creative Weekend, Transformation Thursday, Show Off Your Stuff, Commercial Break Thursday, Show and Tell @ Sunshinex3, Link it up Thursday, Simply Designing, Artsy Corner, Things I've Done Thursday, TGIFF, Can I Get a Whoop Whoop, Keep Calm & Link Up, Do Something Crafty, Anything Goes, Weekend Showoff, LAFF, Shine on Fridays, Showoff Friday, Flaunt it Friday, Freedom Friday, Craftionary Finish it up Friday, Homemaker on a Dime, Weekend Wrap Up, Weekend Wander, Free for All, SNS, Show and Tell Saturday, Check Me Out Saturday, Catch a Glimpse Thursday


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I'm following you via email from Newfoundland!! Lovely dog by the way!!

giddy99 said...
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giddy99 said...

Oh, wow, what fun - a GIANT hexie! I'm a follower; thanks for the chance!

giddy99 said...

I tweeted!

Carla G said...

What a cool pillow! I'm already a follower via gfc! What a fabulous giveaway! Thanks for a chance to win! :)

Carla G said...

I tweeted...

Debbie said...

Great giveaway..Thanks for the chance....I'm a follower

SueAnn W said...

3 chances hokie smokies.......I loved looking around your blog and became a follower. I look forward to many more ideas from you.

~Kelie~ said...

I follow u! Thanks for the chance to win one of these great prizes!!!!


Schöne Seite und tolle Verlosung

Grüße aus Deutschland von


P.S. ich folge über google ;-)

andri. said...

I'm a gfc follower:)

Claire said...

I'm a very new follower, drawn in by the really gorgeous giant hexie pillow! If it ever needs a home I'd love it lol!

Carla said...

Yes yes I follow : ) I love your pillow!

Cute Hex Pillow -- New follower via GFC, would be happy to win any of the giveaways - found you thru Homemaker on a Dime's giveaways.
JoAnn @
BTW - I am also having a giveaway, if you'd like to hop over to check it out ;-)

I'm a follower! Thanks for linking up to check me out saturday craft link party with your hexi pillow. I love it!

I'm @avisiontorememb and tweeted it. Thanks

I pinned it!

I am a happy regular follower of your blog. Great giveaway!

Love the hexi pillow Thanks for linking up to Check Me out Saturday craft link party on A Vision to Remember

ps I also let my readers know about your giveaway. Thanks!

sunny said...

how did I miss this post??? i love your pillow. Aren't you the clever one. And 600 followers! You must be doing something right. Love your prizes options - I could do some serious shopping over at Mad about Patchwork. So be sure to draw my name - Please???

Unknown said...

I am now following with GFC! I also signed up to follow you on Pinterest. Great giveaway! Be sure to check out my blog hop giveaway too at

Sandra said...

I am a new follower thu email. You,my dear, have an awesome and generous giveaways. WOW is all I can come up with. Thank you for being a part of this Blog Hop and giving all of us a chance to win.

Sandi Timmons
Sonora, CA

Love how the pillow turned out. Maybe you could find a 'house' button somewhere, to accent the great house fabric you used. Thanks for the chance (of course I follow you). Sorry, I don't fb, tweet, etc.

Hilachas said...

Wow, Kelli, what an awesome giveaway. I'm a follower who thanks you for the opportunity to win something great!

So cool! I completely love your hexie pillow =D

I follow you through GFC! Love the pillow... I need practice on the ladder stitch.. mine never looks smooth :(

I am so happy to find your blog to follow-- these hops are the best for a little fresh air! Your pillow came out wonderfully! I look forward to catching up!

Kim said...

I am a new follower. Thanks for the chance to win!

Mhairi said...

I love your hexagon pillow, what a great idea. I would love to create a huge one to have as a floor pillow in my children's playroom.

I'm happy to asy that I am already a follower!

Fleurette said...

Thanks for the chance, I,m a follower. Love the pillow.

Tamie said...

Lovely pillow. I'm following through GFC. Thanks for participating in the Quilter's Blog Hop.

I do love the pillow. Just bring it and we will find a place for it and shops will have hate me if I don't have it as part of the pattern. Maybe we can just link it to your post as a tutorial. :) I've been working on a new version of TN that really truly could be called Rainbow Balls today. Just thought you might enjoy knowing that. XO

Anonymous said...

I Love your Prizes! I also Love your Bear and Animals Quilts!

Anonymous said...

I am a follower by email....

Anonymous said...

I follow you on Facebook....

Shauna said...

Thanks for the chance!!!! Great giveaway!!! I'm following through google!!!!

Nanbon44 said...

I am now a follower..

I am following via email.!/rebeckah.austin

I fbed it :)

Carolyn said...

I am a follower with GFC. Thank you for the chance to win one of your fabulous giveaways!

I'm following via GFC! Thanks for the chance to win, and your pup is so cute! Newf?


Pinned it!

I'm been a follower since before time began - lol. Just kidding. I have been a follower for a long time and always love your posts, your family and your projects.

Unknown said...

Im now a follower and i liked you on Facebook. Thank you for offering such a generous prize Coullmills@gmail

Lee said...

Thank you for the giveaway. I love your hexie pillow! I subcribe through readernow! thank you!

Sue said...

Great giveaway! Your hexie pillow is wonderful. Thanks for participating in this hop.

Janarama said...

Your pillow turned out great! I'm a new follower. Thank you for a super giveaway.

pippirose said...

What a lovely pillow! Cool design.
I follow via GFC.
pippirose59 at gmail dot com

pippirose said...

I pinned it:

pippirose59 at gmail dot com

pippirose said...

I tweeted:

pippirose59 at gmail dot com

Donna Joy said...

I follow you, your pillow is so darned cute, great job.
You are so generous, can I make a pillow with some of those wonderful prizes? I need some for my new couch.

Kaynik said...

I am a follower. I love the photo of Buster spread out on the floor with his paws forward. Too cute!

ktreve (at) hotmail (dot) com

gfc follower: nicolesender
Great giveaway treats!

shared on fb:

Norma said...

I am a new follower. Thanks for the chance to win your giveaway.

Kathy said...

Love your hexie pillow and the sponsored giveaways! I am a follower

Lourdes said...

I'm a new follower.
I really like your hexie pillow, I haven't seen one like it before. thanks for the chance to win.

OhioLori said...

I'm already a follower of your cool Blog, thru GFC :)

Rhonda D. said...

I tweeted about the giveaway

Thanks for the chance to win!

Rhonda D. said...

I am already a happy follower by
GFC. What a generous giveaway!
Thanks for the chance to win!


joyce said...

I follow you by email.

Thanks for the chance to win those lovely fabrics. I do follow your work. Love the pillow!

Nancy Sue said...

The hexie pillow is to die for! Has Buster placed his order in for a ginormous dogbed using this pattern?!! My 5 yr old son loves the "fuzzy fun pig" at the bottom of the blog. I told him...hey, now, that's Buster! And he's probably bigger than you!" Gotta love the sound of belly laughs from a 5 yr old!

June D said...

The pillow is super cool, as are the items you have in your give away! Thank you for putting my name in the hat!

Deb said...

Just started following you. Lovely jelly roll and giveaway!

Anonymous said...

I was already a follower. Thanks for a wonderful giveaway!

Hi Kelli. Love your giveaway hop I win thank you I am a follower.

I follow on Pinterest.

I follow you on twitter.

Kelli said...

I'm a happy follower!

I love the giveaway!! I am a new follower!

barb said...

I am a new follower via email and happy to be one

I follow you through email. (kleblanc at xplornet dot com

Abbigail said...

I'm a follower. Thanks for a chance at the giveaway!
hulseybg at gmail dot com

Jblanton said...

following you on GFC and pinterest

Karrie said...

I pinned the giveaway here:

Thanks so much!

Colleen said...

I've been a follower for awhile. I enjoy your blog!

New follower!!
Great place to be on Quilting Day 2013!!

Thank you for linking up in March to Richard and Tanya Quilts on our Link a Finish Friday. We will have a new linkup available every Friday. So stop by and share what you have been working on and check out what others are doing.

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