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September 20, 2012

Cosmos Pillow {giveaway!}

A few weeks ago Laura Gunn was kind enough to ask me if I'd like to whip something up with a charm pack of her newest fabric line, Cosmos. Since Magnolia Lane makes appearances in several rooms of our home, I was practically foaming at the mouth over her offer!

I'm a little later finishing this project than I'd like, but that's what hurricanes and vacations will do to your schedule ;)

(...well...and let's not pretend I'm not a severly Type B person who tends to shun schedules in favor of seat-of-my-pants flying)

Anywho, my scatterbrainedness aside, here's the spiffy new pillow I made with her charms! There were 28 squares in my charm pack and I wanted to find a way to showcase each and every one, so taking a cue from one of my favorite pillows of all-time (received it from Relish Australia in the Pillow Talk Swap a few years ago), I chopped them up into parallelograms, sashed them with a little Essex Linen in Sand, and decorated the linen with a little bit of navy purl my friend Michelle sent me a while back ;)



To make the parallelograms, I cut each charm into a 3" x 5" rectangle. Then I turned the rectangle and from the long 5" side, I placed my ruler at a 60 degree angle from each corner and cut.


The backing is a print from Denyse Schmidt's Daisy Mae line for Joann's. 

It's always so hard to determine what colors truly look like on a computer screen, so in case you'd like to pick up some Cosmos for yourself and are wondering which fabric lines it plays well with, I'd recommend pairing it with Daisy Mae or Lotta Jansdotter's Echo line. I especially like how it pairs with the mustards from Echo, and I think you could make some great Fall projects for your home by pairing Cosmos + Echo!


SO. How would one of you lucky readers like to win this pillow? Fall is just around the corner (this Saturday the 22nd), and I think it would add some nice Fall flair to any home :)

Leave a commen to enter! I'll draw a winner this coming Monday, Sept. 24th - good luck!

37 comments:

  1. Love the pillows and I am ready for fall!

    shankyouverymuch11 at yahoo dot com

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  2. love the pillow thanks woodsbrbr@windstream.net

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  3. I love the cushion!
    I'm looking forward to getting my hands on some 'Comos'!!
    Thanks for a great giveaway Kaelin!

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  4. what a beautiful pillow! so sweet - and I love the hand stitching!

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  5. Sweet! I'd love to win your pretty pillow! I'm looking forward to Cosmos, too!

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  6. Pretty! The backing fabric looks terrific with this line!

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  7. Lovely, would be thrilled to win. Thank you!
    joyce.spaulding@myfairpoint.net

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  8. that's a great pillow and it would look fabulous at my house. thanks for the chance!

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  9. Me please! I would love that pretty pillow. :)

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  10. The colors are great - I love the parallelogram design.

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  11. Beautiful job on the pillow Kaelin! Thanks for a chance to win it. :D

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  12. This pillow is awesome, and I would be honored to put it on my couch. Thanks for the chance!

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  13. This pillow is fantastic! I'd love a chance to win it, thank you!! I'm working with Cosmos too at the moment, it's such a beautiful line!

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  14. Very beautiful. Thanks for the awesome giveaway :)

    Renee
    fattybumpkins at yahoo dot com

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  15. Such a beautiful pillow - love the colours and design!

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  16. Cute pillow, and I love the parallelograms will definitely have to give these a go!

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  17. I'd love it :) It'd go perfectly with my new duvet cover ;) You rock!! Have a marvelous weekend!

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  18. Gorgeous love that stitching and the fabric is so pretty :)

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  19. gorgeous pillow! i'd sure love to win it!

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  20. Oh my gosh!!! How I would LOOOOVE to win your Awesome pillow! It is Gorgeous!!! I love Fall! Bakin, leaves turnin' colors, crisp air & woodburner goin...cups of Tea...or Hot Chocolate...and of course...MORE time to sew! lol

    thanks for chance to win your Drawing! :)

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  21. Your pillow is beautiful! I would love to add it to my decor in my living room, it would brighten up the place :)

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  22. Crossing my fingers for that beautiful pillow!

    susie
    legato1958@aol.com

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  23. Your pillow is beautiful - I love the hand stitching. Thank you for the chance and for being so generous! Happy Fall!

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  24. Very nice! I love it and would like to be included in your giveaway! Thanks so much!

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  25. Thanks for the tip on making parallelograms! I'm a new quilter and have been enchanted by all the shapes, but am finding it hard to branch out of the right angles. Good luck everyone!

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  26. I am so ready for fall. Cooler temps. Your pillow is wonderful.

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  27. Thanks for the give away! Fall is here, just waiting for all the trees to turn their glorious colors!

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  28. What a pretty pillow! I'm so ready for fall and some cooler weather.

    Thank you for a super giveaway and a chance to win.

    usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

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  29. We definitely have Fall weather going on here in AK. Rain and wind, flights cancelled and company not getting in or staying an extra night. Very pretty pillow - I would love to win it. N

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  30. Looks awesome! Love your hand stitching :)
    Susanne

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  31. Love the colors! Thanks for the chance to win it1

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  32. It would look so good on my couch! Just lovely!

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  33. it is so great and thanks for the mini tute on how to make it!

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