A New Book Preview

Today I get to preview a new book that I have been working on for the past 7 or 8 months.  I had some help with this book, so I want to share a little bit about how the idea for this book came about.  The idea came in  the form of an e-mail, after a blog post I had done on redecorating my bedroom.  I showed the shams I had made to go with my bed quilt, along with some before and afters of the room.  The e-mail came from an aunt of a quilting friend, who I call “Aunt Betty”, even though she isn’t my aunt.   The thing that struck me was when she said something to the effect of “We make all these beautiful quilts and then go to Target or somewhere to try to match a purchased pillow shame to our hand-made quilts.  The result isn’t usually  very successful”.  I thought she made a very good point.  Then I thought about my Mom, who has been making beautiful custom shams to match her quilts for years.  We both agreed that there have to be many other quilters out there in the same predicament as “Aunt Betty” and we set out to design a collection of pillow shams together.  We worked out the sketches together, Mom did much of the sewing, as she has lots of experience with home sewing, and I did some sewing along with the computer work and photography.  It was a fun experience where we both got to make the best of our skills.

I have never been a big fan of the pillow tuck.  I just think adding pillows looks so much more inviting.  As we were sketching  up the ideas, we knew we didn’t want  just a pillow case.  There are a few patterns on the market for pillow cases that are cute, but we wanted to design custom decorator pillows – something with an up-scale look and a quilting flair.  Those thoughts translated into 3 basic pillows, each with many size and decorative accent options.  The options are endless!  We added 12 color pages of ideas to the book, but you can always use the info in the book to design your own.  We really had fun making all the pillows, setting up the rooms, and putting together our ideas.  Most of all, it was fun to do something fresh and different.  In the past, I have mainly done quilt pattern designs.  I quickly ran the numbers and it’s over 250 designs.   After that many, I’ll be honest and say it can be hard to come up with something different and unique.  Doing these pillows was different and a fun change of pace for me, but it is such a nice complement to our quilts.  I think the pillows actually make our quilts look better!  Our hope is that this book is something that will hit home with other quilters as well.   Everybody probably feels that their home could use a little sprucing up, and this is an easy way to do it!  Plus, it’s a great way to use up some stash (so you can buy new fabric 😉 )

So without further adieu- Here’s the front cover:

The shot was taken in my SIL and brother’s master bedroom.  I just love their room!

This picture shows a variation to the large pillow in the photo above.  Just changing up the fabric and adding ric rac changes the look.  Notice the chunky binding around the outside edge of the pillow.  It’s soooo much easier than doing piping, which is why there is no piping in this entire book!

By the way, the photo above is the basic bound pillow, shown with the optional center decorative insert.  This shot is taken in my sister and BIL’s master bedroom.  They also have a beautiful room and I especially love that aqua blue on the walls!

The next pillow shows the basic flange pillow (the small accent pillows are variations on the basic bound pillow).  The flange pillow is my personal favorite, so there are LOTS of options for this one!  This show is taken in my parent’s master bedroom.  They have great blue walls too!

This photo shows the basic flanged pillow with a contrasting fabric on the flange.  The small accent pillow is another basic bound pillow with the optional applique.

(This photo makes me miss fall.  We just got another 8 inches of snow they other day . . .   This photo also brings back memories of the day we shot this photo.  Just image me begging Joel to disassemble our bedroom and help me haul the bed outside.  The light outside was so much better than in our bedroom!)

You could also scallop the flange – like this:

Or add one of four different decorative inserts to the basic flanged pillow:

The Pinwheel:

The Sew and Flip – modeled by my niece Addilyn

The woven insert – shown in our bedroom, with the bed back in place and the mud cleaned off it’s feet!

The appliqued insert:  Shown with the optional ric rac tucked in the seam.

The last pillow option in the book has these beautiful tie-closures.

The tie closures can go along the sides, as shown above, or along the top as shown below.  You can also add some applique detail, if you want.

After making all these pillows for beds, we realized that there are other places to put pillows  –  like on a chair for a splash of color –

Lastly, I just want to say that these pillows are not as hard as they look.  I have never been much of a home sewer, so I just assumed that they were challenging.  Mom started showing me the methods that she had used to make her pillow shams, I knew this was something that the average quilter or sewer could make.  The simple techniques are illustrated throughout the book and added details like ric rac and covered buttons add big style with minimal effort.   We hope you will be willing to give it a try!

We also hope you have enjoyed this preview into what we have been doing the past 7 or so months.  I always like to end the “preview” by giving away a few copies of whatever I am previewing.  Many of you already know the drill – just leave a comment to be entered in the drawing.   I’ll pick some winners and announce them in my next post – so be sure to stop back.

(By the way  –  “Aunt Betty” you are the first winner of a copy.  Just send me your shipping address  . . . .)

Please note that this drawing is now closed. 2-16-2010

About Heather Peterson

Quilt pattern designer
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337 Responses to A New Book Preview

  1. Pam E. - Las Vegas says:

    This is something I’ve wanted to be able to do to coordinate with my quilts. The pillows and shams in your photos are absolutely gorgeous. I hope I’m lucky enough to win a copy of your new book, but if not, I’ll definitely be ready to buy one when the book’s available.

  2. Deb says:

    All the pictures are absolutely beautiful! You’ve really enticed us all to want to sew pillows!!! I’d love to win your book.

  3. Cindy Wolfe says:

    I love the idea and the pillow styles you show on your blog. I’m sure your book will be a huge success. I really enjoy your pattern ideas and the way you present them.

  4. Jocelyn says:

    Everything looks so beautiful. Love how it all coordinates and brings everything together. Thanks for entering me in your giveaway 🙂

  5. Cindy says:

    Awesome! What a great idea and I love your designs!

  6. Sally says:

    Great ideas! My daughter wanted some new pillows for her bed, this is just what we needed. Thanks for the chance to enter the drawing. (Thanks to Aunt Bettty too.)

  7. Becky says:

    I love, love, love your new book! Great ideas for pillows. I definitely want a copy, so here’s to hoping I win! I’m just finishing up a quilt for my grown daughter and she’d love some pillows to go with it.

  8. SueWis says:

    These are gorgeous! I love your selection of fabrics for all the projects. I would love a copy of your book!

  9. Deb C says:

    I love it, I love it, I love it!!!! Pillows totally make the quilt just jump off the bed. Great ideas! Can’t wait to get my hands on a copy of the book.

  10. Katie Bowlby says:

    Wow!! This looks incredible. I love the picture of the bed outside by the yellow tree. I can’t imagine why your husband might have been a bit reluctant to haul the bed out there 🙂

  11. Lesley says:

    Yes, I am guilty of buying pillowcases and cushion covers in the hope they will match or contrast with a handmade item. Why hasn’t someone come up with this idea before, brilliant.

  12. These are amazing! I just made pillows for my mom to match a quilt she purchased several years ago that came without shams. Love your style… !

  13. Barbara M. says:

    I love them all! The pillows and the entire beds are just beautiful. I could really put the book to good use. Thank you.

  14. V says:

    oh! heather, you’ve been busy !your photos look great! I love that show with the bed outside with the fall yellow tree… The shams look fab! love that giant ric rac on them, and those solid reds are right up my alley!

  15. Cathy McMann says:

    I think you are onto a big idea here! Matching shams, pillowcases, or accent pillows increase the impact of the bed quilt so much. Plus, we quilters love a rationale for buying more fabric!

  16. Angie/sweetbabies00 says:

    I love all the pillows. The photos are excellent. I am going to tell my LQS about this great book.

  17. Jennifer Hogsed says:

    What a great idea for a book! Your patterns are wonderful!!!! Beautiful photography!

  18. What a great idea for a book! I love all the shams. Looking forward to getting a copy.

  19. Claudia says:

    Love the new book. I always finish a quilt and think I need a pillow to go with it. This is great.

  20. Nichole says:

    Wow, you have been busy! I love these, and especially how tailored the pillows look without the dreaded piping. Can’t wait to see these new publications. Thanks so much for the generous giveaway.

  21. patty says:

    Wow you and your mom have been busy. I love the flange pillow, looking forward to seeing how easy the technique is. Your pictures are beautiful, you have such a styling flair!
    Thanks for being so generous with your talents!

  22. Sara says:

    Those pillows are absolutely beautiful. I am a big fan of shams also

  23. Melissa C says:

    Love all the pillows. And again, love that you show and give so many options. Thanks for the inspiration and the chance.

  24. Marlena says:

    I would buy the book just for all those great pics. Love the ideas and I am sure this book will be as awesome as your others. I would love to win a copy!

  25. Christy says:

    I love them! You are just too creative! Thanks for the peeks, now I can’t wait for the book!

  26. Tressa says:

    Now this is a great idea and such a practical one. It makes me want to make pillows for everything and even have the pillows I dream about but never find in the stores.

  27. Laura says:

    I would so love to win a copy of this book! I’m not a huge fan of making pillows or shams but I really love your ideas and can definitely see myself making some – I especially like the flange and tie shams! I’m also really intrigued by the binding idea instead of piping! When will the book be available for purchase?
    Laura T

  28. Ruth B says:

    Wow…your fabrics and patterns always amaze me. Every quilt and pillow I see, I want for my own home. Your home must be gorgeous! Now I need to go make something!

  29. Kris says:

    Oh Heather!!! I hope I win a book, but if not, please tell me when this book will be available for purchase in our local quilt shops???? I have purchased two of your books, and adore your patterns. I can’t wait to get my hot little hands on this book too! Kudos to you and your Mom both!!!

  30. Eunice says:

    This book makes me want to sew even if I don’t quilt. I could make the grandkids pillows.
    (from Aunt Betty’s sister)

  31. karen w says:

    The pillows are great. They really help finish off the look of the quilt.

  32. Anya says:

    Those are lovely! Thanks for the chance.

  33. jen duncan says:

    Wow. Your photos, bedding and rooms are all wonderfully bright and clean looking. I really think I should make some pillows now! Congrats on the book–I’m sure it’ll be a hit 🙂

  34. Jana says:

    What a great book! I love sewing shams when I finish a bed quilt. These styles are just awesome!

  35. Caryn says:

    This book looks awesome! If I don’t win a copy (*wink*) I will have to pick up a copy. Its so beautiful-as all your stuff is!

  36. Jenny says:

    what a fun pattern book! i love how a sham adds so much to a quilt…thanks for a chance at this book! beautiful work.

  37. Denice says:

    Only one word to say: Beautiful!!!!
    Please pick my number.

  38. Gina says:

    Beautiful is the only word I can think of. Classy. That is two words. Two more….fingers crossed!

  39. Rosalie says:

    Awesome! I can’t wait to get my hands on this book!

  40. Stine says:

    I LOVE this idea! The details are fantastic…covered buttons and cute tie closures. I don’t know which one I would make first.

  41. They are beautiful, and the perfect finishing touch when you’ve made a bedquilt. Would love a copy of this book!

  42. PEG says:

    I’ve always found anything except your basic pillow cover challenging so I’m really looking forward to your new books for guidance. I’m a visual kind of girl!

  43. kelly says:

    Looks amazing! I’m going to have to track this book down! 🙂

  44. Cristina says:

    They are all beautiful! I’d love to try them all 🙂

  45. Kris Bair says:

    Lovely pillows – much better than anything store brought!

  46. Ferne says:

    What a wonderful idea for a book and so well done! I will definitely have to add this book to my collection and put it to good use!

  47. Laurie says:

    Thanks for the preview – what a variety of wonderful ideas! My rooms can use new pillows!

  48. Jeanette says:

    Heather, you are the best. I’ve been struggling with how to do shams for one of my quilts. I can’t wait until it’s available in stores! Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.

  49. Stephanie says:

    Makes me want to redecorate my entire house. Beautiful.

  50. Karen G. says:

    Oh my gosh! I can’t wait until the book is available! The quilts, shams and your photos are wonderful………

  51. Cory says:

    These pillows are beautiful. Congrats on the new book. I would love to win this book. Take care and God bless, Cory

  52. PB from MN says:

    The pillows are wonderful and this is a great idea.

  53. BethAnn says:

    Wow what great idea’s. And the colors are all so beautiful.

  54. Sherri says:

    I love all of these beautiful shams…what great inspirations! Thanks so much for the preview…I’m getting ready to start one of your quilts using “Meadowsweet”…maybe I should get some more fabric now for matching shams!!!

  55. Emily says:

    What beautiful pillows! I remember the one with the woven insert on your bed from months ago and thinking how pretty it was! I’m so glad the pattern will be available. Thanks so much!

  56. Judy says:

    The pillows are awesome! Just this week I had a lesson in doing piping so I could make some shams. This book is perfect and has so much flair! Thanks so much.

  57. Koye Hendrix says:

    I love the pillow ideas. The quilts look so much more “finished” with the matching pillows. Everything looks lovely. I’d love to win the new book. Koye

  58. Marietta says:

    Beautiful-is all I can say….Makes me want to start sewing right now. Great ideas-like everyone else I would love to win:)))))

  59. Doris says:

    Wow, Heather, I’ve made shams and pillows before but you make it look like I never thought about what I could really do with them!

    Beautiful, I’m crossing my fingers for a lucky draw!


  60. Ginger says:

    As usual, beautiful designs! I am currently in process of deciding what pillows to make to go with the kaleidoscope quilts (your pattern) I just completed for my girls. I’d love to win a copy of this book!

  61. Tammy says:

    As always you have beautiful patterns and ideas and you make me want to sew, sew, sew. I’d love to win a copy of your latest book!!

  62. Oh, I can’t tell you how MUCH I LOVE THESE… Until I started quilting so much of what I have sewn is lined/drapes, duvets,etc…. this really helps pull it all together for me. I loved the bento bed runner & pillows that you previously did, this takes it all so much further. Great Job… this is definately what people are looking for! BTW, what is the pattern for the quilt on your moms bed? I love the use of the black!

  63. Cheryl J says:

    Wow! I love each and every sham. What a great idea to showcase decorator shams for the quilter.
    Thank you both.

  64. Sinta says:

    You have published this just in time! I have been wanting to make new pillows for my sofa and guest room… but I felt somewhat intimidated by it all. You are a life saver!!!

  65. mariajhmom says:

    I’m not sure which I like better…the shams or the photography. You did a fabulous job, as usual. And I’m sure you made Aunt Betty’s day. Maybe even her week!

  66. Kathleen says:

    Oh, what a brilliant idea! It sent me scurrying to look at my leftover fabrics to see what could make pillows. Can’t wait to own this fun book!

  67. O.K. I am so speechless right now. I am a big fan of yours and you have completely blown my socks off right now. Those pictures were amazing. The quilts were gorgeous (I recognize a few and am dying over many others) and the pillows!!! The pillows are perfect, beautiful, fun. Geez. you outdid yourselves this time. And you’ve completly inspired me to make some shams to go with my bed quilts or just add some fun throw pillows to what I’ve already got. Great job!!!

  68. Jaylene says:

    These are great pillow sham ideas. I love all the options you have given. I am just redoing my bedroom. Would love to win a book.

  69. Kim says:

    Somehow I have to find a way to scrimp out enough fabric from what I could find of the brown Rebel Roses fabric! It will be gorgeous in pillow shams!

  70. Eleanor says:

    What beautiful pillows and neat ideas.

  71. Margaret says:

    So beautiful! I think your new book is great! Thanks for the giveaway!

  72. Liz Samlow says:

    Love them! Can’t wait to find your new stuff at the quilt shops!

  73. SewLindaAnn says:

    What makes this book exciting is not only the pillow styles, buy how they are worked with quilting fabrics and room decoration/quilts. I think it’s inspiring in a way where I want to do more than just throw a piece of deco fabric on a pillow form, I want to design it more now! Thanks for the giveaway!

  74. Linda says:

    Oh could I put this book to good use! What a great book idea… Thanks for the chance to win a copy.

  75. JoAnne says:

    Wow, what a great book. You’ve hit on something I’ve been thinking about and wanting to do. Now you are showing me how. Thanks. I just purchased 3 of your books and would like to add this one.

  76. Megan says:

    What a great idea! I’ve been trying to decide what kind of home dec theme to set up at our new house, and I’m leaning towards going with all neutral slipcovers, etc., then using interchangeable pillows, throws, etc. to change the look with the seasons. This would be a great resource!!

  77. jane says:

    Your colors are always just so gorgeous! Makes my mouth water! Love the pillows!

  78. Marge says:

    Beautiful designs..very inspiring!!

  79. Jo Ann says:

    I have always loved making pillows – they add so much to a room. I make pillows to match my table runners for my dining room to throw on a bench in the corner. Thanks it looks like a great book.

  80. Brina Rohloff says:

    Thanks for a chance at this book, I would love to work with these patterns!

  81. Kelly O. says:

    what a fabulous idea! it makes so much sense!

  82. Cindy C. says:

    Oh my goodness, how fun!! I love the variety you give as examples so one can “spice” it up with more than one shape/design.

    I just love the idea of the inserts – how very cool.

    Heather, you just amaze me with your creative talent and ideas.

    It must be wonderful to work along side your Mom..

    Seiwng hugs and blessings to you both.

  83. Kare in OH says:

    What a great way to use all the leftovers from my quilts. I had been sewing them willy nilly into larger pieces for the quilt backing, but this is so much better!

  84. Jane McCarthy says:

    This book is so timely for me. I’ve been having an itch to make new stuff for the MBR and the pillow ideas are great. And so are the fabrics you chose!

  85. Kd Courtney says:

    What a grand idea! The pillows really do make the quilts look more beautiful. I wish you much success with your new book.

  86. Trish says:

    Oh, please, magic picker machine … pick me, pick me!!!

  87. Alyson says:

    Perfect! Perfect! Pillows have been on my to do list for the last 2 years! I have beautiful quilts on beds with no pillow shams. I love these patterns, they look so classy. I am not a home sewer either so I’ll trust you that I can pull it off! Great idea, can’t wait to get this book. 🙂

  88. This looks like another winning book! And since I’m pretty sure I have most of your books, I need this one too. Great idea for a book.

  89. Sandy Rowe says:

    Thank you and your mother for the new book. Every time that I want to make a sham or pillow, I have to hunt all over for a pattern and/or picture. Now I will be able to find it all in one place. Good job!

  90. Judy says:

    Your sham patterns are great. I have been looking through home sewing pattern catalogs for something to inspire me to make shams and this did the trick!

    On an unrelated note, you are such a prolific quilter, do you ever plan to do a ‘scrap’ quilt book? I know you give great tips on runners and other things that can be made from leftover quilt pieces, but what about the fabric scraps? I am a novice but already have an overflowing tub of scraps and chunks of fabric.

    Thanks again.

  91. Jan says:

    Great idea for a new book. Can’t wait to give some of these pillow a try 🙂

  92. Nancy says:

    What a wonderful idea for a book! My thanks to Aunt Betty …. I would love a copy of this book. We are (hopefully) moving soon and want to do our bedroom in bright yellow and crisp white… I love the scalloped edge pillow sham…

  93. Chris says:

    I love these Heather! I have been planning to run to Pottery Barn Kids to purchase a sham for my daughters bed (I am working on the quilt now) but I will definately wait for this book to come out instead! The ideas are already bouncing around in my head!

  94. Liz Arbaugh says:

    Just beautiful! If I win I’ll give up my book for one of these houses……

  95. Leslie says:

    Heather,THANK YOU!! I made my son a big boy quilt and have cringed every time I put his boring bed pillow on because I love his quilt so much, but just am not sure what kind of sham to make. I even have the material in his closet!!! Thanks for the chance to win

  96. Gloria says:

    I’m not a fan of the pillow tuck, either, so I love all of your pillow ideas. I’ve purchased all the fabrics I need for my bedroom so I could really use your new book! Thanks for the giveway!

  97. Carol says:

    Would love to win your book…..the pillows are gorgeous!

  98. Val says:

    Oh my goodness I am in LOVE with this new book! How fun. You sure have some beautiful patterns. I look forward to going through and finding some pillows to make for our family room!

  99. Randee says:

    What a wonderful idea for a book. You are so right, pillows just add so much. If us quilters can make quilts why not pillows to go with them! I hope I win so I can try making some pillows.

  100. Susan says:

    Fun and functional! What more could you ask for?

  101. Mary-Kay says:

    Very nice! If I don’t win, I’m going to get a copy for myself. I love all the ideas so far. There’s lots of options. Thanks for putting it in a book.

  102. AnnieO says:

    I’m with you on having matching or coordinating pillow shams–I made my own to match a throw I made for our bed. It adds so much to the room! Your photos are gorgeous and definitely new and fresh designs to plunge into making 🙂 One question: do the pillows have purchased inserts or are they stuffed?

  103. Michelle F. says:

    I love the shams! I am thinking about making a quilt for my bed and was wondering what to do about the shams. It must be so fun to have a mom who shares your love of quilting.

  104. Elaine S. says:

    This is great! I have wanted something like this for a long time. Love, love, love everything! Thanks for the chance to win a copy of the book.

  105. Denita says:

    One of my friends was just asking me if I had a pattern for pillow shams. Wait til I show her your post. We will both be in line to buy the book when it comes out. Love all the different options.

  106. Coni says:

    Couldn’t be better timing! I am just buying fabric to cover two windowseat cushions and create pillows to match (plus decorative pillows for the beds, of course). I could really use this book–I mean really USE it! When will it be released? Did I miss that?

  107. Jane says:

    I love this!! I have always preferred not to tuck my pillows, but never knew what to do about making shams to go with my quilts. I was never too excited about making shams using the same pattern as my quilt and being too matchy. I love what you have done.

  108. maria says:

    I’ll definately try and buy a copy if I don’t win. Do you have a UK supplier?

  109. Great ideas and design!

  110. Cathy Burk says:

    This book is exactly what I’ve been looking/hoping for for the past year or so! I’m so excited that my wish for this sort of book to be published is coming true. Love your patterns, Heather!

  111. susan says:

    I have been wanting to use extra fabric from some of my quilts to make shams because I have loved the ones in your pictures. I am really excited about this book!

  112. Amy says:

    I LOVE these pillows. I have been doing exactly what you mentioned in your blog – going to Target, Home Goods, etc to buy shams to try to match my quilts. I can’t wait for your pillowcase book to come out!

  113. Kay B says:

    What a great idea for a book, something long needed. Guess I better get on line and find more of the fabric I’ve been using to make my daughters wedding quilt, I know she’ll want some shams to match.

  114. Lindsey says:

    How funny…I’ve been looking for a book that was only pillows. I love it and hope I win. Thanks

  115. jo says:

    I wish I was Aunt Betty so I would be ensured a copy but alas, I am not…just a simply cousin Jo…(not really). Cudos to you and your mom. This just might be something I do. I don’t even get as far as Target. My poor bed is totally shamless. Thanks for the inspiration!

  116. Marcy says:

    You are so inspirational, motivating, refreshing and generous! Thank you…

  117. LOVE, LOVE THIS PATTERN GROUPING!!!! You did a great job with all these pillow options!!!!!The picture of your bed outside is just the best. Thanks for including the applique pattern too. Bonnie in Tx. baw78413@yahoo.com

  118. Deanna says:

    I am so excited about your new book. I am planning on making a new quilt for my bed this spring and i was wondering what I was going to do about the pillows! Now I don’t have to wonder! I would love to win a book! I promise to put it to good use!!!!

  119. Kathy says:

    Fantastic!!!! This has been missing in the home decor for the wonderful quilts we make. You style and professional results are stunning. This will be a must have book, just in case I don’t win one. Aren’t quilter just the best! Thank you

  120. Sara says:

    Me, Please! I love your new book. The pillows are awesome…and I am thinking I would love to make them.

  121. Melody says:

    Wonderful idea! Loved the preview. I was just about to make some new pillowcases for my bed, now I want to make some of your lovely shams!

  122. Thea McCurry says:

    Your new book is a wonderful addition to a quilter’s library! thanks for such beautiful eye candy, and for the chance to win your new book!

  123. Nancy E says:

    What wonderful eye candy! Your pictures are just “the best”.

  124. Karla says:

    The shams really give a “decorator” look to the room (the quilts are gorgeous as well)!

  125. ruth says:

    Great idea! Would love to win a copy.

  126. Becky says:

    Beautiful pillows and excellent photography. You make me want to make pillows to match all my quilts!

  127. ruth says:

    Love this – hope I win a copy – we need new shams.

  128. How inspiring are these? What a fresh idea for a pattern book. Great thinking, Aunt Betty! 🙂 I so hope I win.

  129. Jackie says:

    They are all just, WOW!! I love the pillows and the way they just go so well with the quilts and the beds and just everything. Congrats on the new book! I would love to have the opportunity to win one. Thank you!

  130. Kathy says:

    You are absolutely right Heather, everybody feels that their “home” could use some sprucing up!

    My daughter has a wonderful quilt in her dorm room that I made her. I made a couple of pillowcases to match with two real simple quilted pillowshams. Your ideas would lend sooooo much more to her dorm room and really spruce up her “home”!
    Thanks for the chance to enter the drawing.

  131. Lesley says:

    We are about to move house and I had decided that a bedroom makeover was definitely needed for the new house. These cushions would be a perfect contribution to that!

  132. Karen Holland says:

    What a great idea for a book! I always have some fabric left over from the quilt and this would be a great way to use it up!

    Karen H

  133. maureen says:

    Can’t wait for that book to hit the shelves, as I need to make some pillows for myself. What great ideas!

  134. Karen says:

    What a wonderful designer you are! They all look gorgeous and your fabric selections are just divine. All thet eye candy on one post has made me feel dizzy. Just going to lie down now and dream about pillows.

  135. Patty says:

    OOOHHHH and AAAHHHH!! What a wonderful showcase of beautiful quilts with spectacular pillows! You have hit a jackpot!! I will be anxiously awaiting the book’s arrival in my quilt shop.

  136. anne Dease says:

    I would HEART a copy very much!!!!

  137. Shari says:

    So lovely. Love the binding that resembles piping. So many beautiful choices – makes it hard to decide which to do first.

  138. Alexandra Wellington says:

    Unreal, they look awesome and not difficult. I love all the options and the fun style they can easily add to any room. Also they look like sewing that can be taught to my tweenies!

    The bonus is the stash gets to be seen!!!

  139. Barbara says:

    Wish I still owed The Girlfriends Quilt Shop because I know for sure this book would be a top seller! Beautiful quilts, pillows and shams. Love books that have more than one kind of project!

  140. Linda Hardin says:

    What a good idea! You’re right – all that work on the quilt next to the blah pillows.

  141. Sandy R says:

    Wow! Great ideas for pillows. I love these kind of books.

  142. Judy W says:

    I have made shams for several of the quilts I have made. Not hard but always looking for other great ideas. Thanks

  143. Abby Latimer says:

    I love all of these pillows. Never thought I would want to make pillows for my bed until I see what you’ve done here. Can’t wait for the book, when does it come out?

  144. Trudi says:

    Isn’t it wonderful where the ‘what if’ comment can take you! The preview is great, sure to be a winner! I’d love to win one!

  145. Angie Davy says:

    Nice…definately something I would tackle after seeing your great photo inspiration!!

  146. Amy says:

    Wow!! What a fabulous idea!! I know that I have purchased shams on my bed with my hand made quilts and it’s just my wishful thinking that they even come close to matching!! Sign me up for a copy – Thanks Heather!!

  147. Rita says:

    Once again, you’ve done a great job. I can’t wait to see the book.

  148. Gwen Roen says:

    LOVE these – I have lots of pillows – but all of these are so much more appealing than mine!

  149. Rose Marie says:

    Wow, I love the looks of all the pillows. so may great ideas. I will be looking to buy the book, (unless I was lucky to win one)

  150. Ginny says:

    Can I just say you are my sewing hero. I love each and everyone of your projects. It is nice that you do all the thinking for me, and I just have to follow your directions. I can’t wait to get my hands on this new book.

  151. wendysquilting says:

    the odds of my winning a copy aren’t great but I still want to say what a great idea and I’ll be watching for my opportunity to pick up my copy asap!

  152. Marisa says:

    Oh my goodness! I love this concept! The pillows are beautiful… oh, to have more time! I would love a chance to win a copy!

  153. Wendy P says:

    OMG, you are sooooo talented! I know you are showing off your new book, but you are teasing us to not mention the lovely quilt names too – so we can buy the patterns or books!

    You rock as a fabric designer, quilt designer, decorator, and blogger!

  154. Connie says:

    I just love making pillows. I just finished helping my neighbor make her quilt. I told her that I would make her shams and curtains. This book would sure help.
    I hope I win!

  155. Dawn Stephens says:

    These are absolutely adorable. I know I would be making every single one of them. You are such an inspiration to quilters and sewers alike.

  156. Sue says:

    Absolutely fantastic! I never thought of doing pillow shams before and it really does make the whole thing go together. Wonderful !

  157. Eileen Carnevale says:

    Beautiful, I will definitely be making some of these pillows!

  158. Karen44 says:

    Hi Heather,
    I’ve bee sewing pillows for years but your take on them is so refreshing. I love the scalloped edge sham. Stunning!!!

  159. Sherrell says:

    What a wonderful ideal. I just love it!

  160. Cindy says:

    I always encounter some stress and then procrastination (due to the stress) when I design my own items. I love your style and it takes all the stress out of it for me; you’ve already done all the figuring about how much fabric to purchase, and what size to cut the pieces. I just love your pillows! May make some to match the old quilt I have on my bed right now. Thank you for sharing your gifts with us! You are so talented!

    Do you have in your archives anywhere how you got into this line of work? I would love to hear your story!

  161. Sheila K says:

    O, Heather, these are absolutely wonderful. They just complete the whole bed! Of course, the fabrics that you use are fabulous too! Love Love Love. Can’t wait to get a copy! Will have to get started on my next bed quilt and pillow this weekend.

  162. Rachel Hayes says:

    I love, love, love them! I too struggle with picking pillows to match my quilts. Matching pillowcases are nice but these have so much more style! Thanks for letting me enter your contest.

  163. Sarah says:

    Oh, I am so excited! I’ve been itching to make some decorative pillows, and this book just gives me tons of ideas. Thank you so much!

  164. Jolyn says:

    You always make things look like I can do them!!! Great work!

  165. Marilyn says:

    Your pillows are awesome and the book looks totally inspiring. I would love to win a book, so sign me up, please!

  166. Cosmos says:

    What a great idea! I know I’m able to create a pattern for pillows, I just choose not to and buy them anyway. Thanks for writing the book.

  167. Francis C. Moore says:

    I would love to have some tips on making decorative pillows. This book would be a big help to me.

  168. Beverly says:

    I just told my husband this past weekend that I was thinking about making some pillows to match our quilt that I love … this would be great to win! Love so many of the patterns!

  169. What a fabulous idea! I know you have a real winner with this new book.

  170. Anne Thompson says:

    What a fantastic idea! I will be so mucb more likely to use quilts on the bed if I’ve got a matching pillow!!

  171. Jeanne Ann Hartley says:

    These are just gorgeous!

  172. Cheryl says:

    The pillows are great! I am planning to paint our bedroom, make a new quilt and now add beautiful pillow shams as well. Love your ideas – the pictures are wonderful!

  173. Joy P says:

    Love the idea of making matching pillow shams. Congratulations on your new book!

  174. Christy Q says:

    How fun and clever! I love the different designs and would love a chance to win a copy (or will buy one if I don’t win). Congrats on the new book!

  175. Jan says:

    What makes this so very fun is all the variations you show. If this doesn’t make one want to sew, then nothing will! This is just what I need to make several of my rooms look cheerier. You didn’t say when this pattern would be available to purchase. ?? Can’t wait!

  176. Alissa says:

    What a great idea!!

  177. Sue says:

    LOVE LOVE LOVE the designs, can’t wait to try some! I’m starting to want to redecorate the bedroom and these are inspiring! Thanks!

  178. Shelly says:

    Your pillows are the perfect finishing touch. Thanks for the great ideas.

  179. Danielle says:

    Amazing – you and your mom are talented ladies.

  180. Ginny Worden says:

    Thanks for the great ideas. This book will be a great addition to our library. Of course it would be better if a won copy found it’s way into the book self.

  181. treasa says:

    As always beautiful quilts and patterns. Please enter me in the drawing. The fabrics is so vibrant.

  182. Patricia says:

    Can’t wait for this book! Love the designs.

  183. Debbie says:

    I love all of the quilts!!
    Happy Valentine’s Day!

  184. di says:

    Thank you for this great book! I work in a quilt shop and can’t wait to offer this to our customers! Do you know when it will be released? (it’s not on Checker’s website yet ) You really have no idea how great this is – we have been talking about writing some patterns to do just this – and thanks to you – we don’t have to! It’s a win-win!!!!

  185. A Betty says:

    Wow, I knew you and mom could do a beautiful job. Looks like your blog friends all think you did too. I noticed Fat Quarter Shop already has it listed- and ready to be ordered. Congratulations.

  186. Lynn says:

    Can’t wait until your book is available! I have been looking for pillow sham ideas to to use up left over fabric from a quilt that I just made.

  187. Nancy Anne says:

    What fantastic pillow patterns! I especially like the big appliqued flower pillows. Boy, could I have fun with this set of patterns…fingers crossed that I win!

  188. annie says:

    I am so excited about your book! I am moving to a new house out in the country and can’t wait to make lots of quilts and pillows for every room in the house!

  189. Lynn Osborne says:

    Oh my, every single one is beautiful! I would love to win!

  190. Erica says:

    You are so right about trying to find pillows and shams to match our quilts! I will definitely be getting this one! Thanks for a great chance to win your new book.

  191. karen C says:

    Wow, your cushions are so “just right” they set each of the quilts off and yet make a statement on their own.

  192. Trisha says:

    I love these!! I will be making them as soon as I can get my mands on this book! You are amazing!

  193. Alana says:

    Oh, what fun! I would love to make some of these to go with my quilts. You’ve put together another beautiful book!!

  194. Shaun says:

    Darling pillows and shams! My bedroom needs sprucing up and I think this is the book to help me get it done. I’ll be looking for it in my local quilt shop!

  195. I love the variety of options. This looks like a great book!

  196. Janet says:

    What a wonderful idea! I’m so glad you’ve put this book together. Everytime I’ve made a quilt and there’s extra fabric left over, I say I’ll make a pillow to match. So far, zero pillows! Maybe having the direction and inspiration of your book, I’d actually get them done!

  197. Brenda says:

    You’ve out done yourself again Heather! “I have never been a big fan of the pillow tuck.” How true. I’ve often used the pillow tuck since I didn’t know how to make a nice sham. I’m sure this book will help me out. Thanks Heather!

  198. Darlene B says:

    These pictures are so inspirational, Heather! I’ve often thought I need to add some colorful pillows to my living room sofa, but just haven’t gotten it done. I’d love to win your book to get me started!

  199. Teresa says:

    Your Amazing.I Love your house and the quilts showen with the pillows.

  200. Peggy says:

    A Pillow Sham instruction book–what a great idea! You always come up with the very best ideas and your pictures of the projects are always marvelous. Thanks again for a wonderful guide.

  201. Debbie says:

    Sure could use this project book. Thanks for the detailed review. Thanks for counting me in.

  202. Lisa Clark says:

    Absolutely Brilliant! I sure hope I will be able to find this book up here in Canada! Or better yet, if I was to win a copy that would be even better!

  203. Rita says:

    Love the new book and all the wonderul pictures! I am so inspired!

  204. Angela B. says:

    Love the pillows! Your work is beautiful as always!

  205. Denise says:

    Love the pillows. Great new ideas and need to make some of these. Love how you set up the pictures.

  206. Julie says:

    Thanks for sharing. What a great idea! I just love all of them and cannot wait to get the book. Your imagination and creativity just amaze me.

  207. Great book Heather! So many great ideas and option to dress up a room!

  208. Gloria Lundblad says:

    Wow, what beautiful pillows! You amaze me.

  209. Alison says:

    Super looking book and great photography. Well done!

  210. Linda says:

    You are so right–the shams make the beautiful quilts even better—-these are the best….

  211. sandi olson says:

    Aunt BETTY sure had a great idea. Can’t wait to get that book. They are beautiful. Sandi

  212. Leslie Schmidt says:

    These pillows look so smart and quite do-able. I’ve also never been one to do much of the home-dec sewing, but I can surely tackle these. Well done!

  213. Melanie says:

    Great idea. Love the tie pillows!

  214. BEV says:

    Just gorgous! I can’t wait for this book….

  215. Gene Black says:

    I think it would be great to make some shams to go with a gift quilt. Also just making a customized pillow as a quick gift would be wonderful too.

    These would be a great way to use the orphan blocks that can be left over after making a quilt. (you know those “less than perfect” blocks that have a piece that is off kilter or maybe didn’t have the right seam allowance.) I see endless possibilities.

  216. Jackie says:

    I am a pillow lover. I already have some ideas just from your preview.

  217. Jenn says:

    my amazement at your talent is endless! So cute! I’m in the process of doing coordinating quilts for my kids beds and you have given me some great ideas for shams! Hadn’t gotten that far yet:) Thanks!!

  218. deb says:

    omg, they are beautiful. I now want to make pillows for my quilts.
    They really set off those quilts beautifully.
    And how awesome that you and your mom worked on them together.
    great job.

  219. Michelle says:

    I love the pillows! Can’t wait to buy the book!

  220. Quiltingdaisy says:

    Thanks again for sharing your creativity and flare. It helps to make me look good. Tee hee 😉

  221. Karen Sikes says:

    Love the pillows…great idea

  222. Gretchen says:

    As always, your book looks amazing! What a fabulous way to add new life to your bedrooms & living rooms. Just what my house needs! Thanks for the great giveaway and for all the wonderful creative ideas you have!!!

  223. Cloud Mom says:

    Beautiful shams! The fall photo with your bed outside is fabulous. What line of fabric is it?

  224. Linda says:

    love the new patterns….great finishing touch.

  225. Jane says:

    What a neat book!! I can hardly wait to try some of these to coordinate with my quilts. Thanks so much for sharing you talent!

  226. Robin Chapa says:

    That is just brilliant! Those designs are so cheery and darling and cute…. it makes perfect sense! Thank you!

  227. Michelle says:

    Thank you to you and your mom for all of your hard work, and your husband for moving the bed. Quilted pillows are a great thing to add to a bed.

  228. Ali says:

    Great work Heather! I am debating making a new quilt and shams for my daughter. This would be PERFECT.

  229. Denniele says:

    What a treasure of possibilities…the best type of book!

  230. Diane Ruby says:

    Those pillows and shams are beautiful — definitely on my “to do” list. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  231. KayMcCaffery says:

    I love, love, love the pillows. They do add so much to the look of the quilt. It is definitely a book I would use alot.

  232. Kim H says:

    OMG, your pillows look fantastic. I have never really coordinated pillows with my quilts, but I can really see it in my future. Thanks for the preview, I would LOVE to win one of your books.

  233. Jen says:

    Excellent! I saw on some website, I can’t remember which, earlier this week that this book was coming and I got very excited!! I’m making a full size quilt for my daughter’s bed and was thinking what I was going to do for pillow shams. this is it! You answered my question!

  234. Kristy says:

    INSPIRATIONAL!! I am always so happy to see your posts…they are truly beautiful. I am thinking I could invite my daughter and DIL to come and have a fun filled weekend making pillows and shams. We could make some memories to cherish…thanks to your designs. Kristy in Ohio

  235. girlsmama says:

    So darling! I can’t wait to add pillows into my home. They look so cozy!

  236. Kathi says:

    I can’t wait for the book. You have such a great sense of style with color and design. I always look forward to your new creations!

  237. LIN says:

    Outstanding – if I don’t win – when can I buy the book

  238. Jenny says:

    I love this! I just bought pillow shams at target to match my homemade quilt. I can’t wait to make my own now! I will be returning my store bought shams and making my custom shams. Your patterns are always my go-to patterns anytime I make a new quilt!

  239. Debbie Lewis says:

    I love the idea of matching pillowcases. You did a great job!

  240. Cat Wilson says:

    Gorgeous!!! For the last few years I have been buying “extra fabric” for pillow cases, but they always end up looking so plain next to an intricately pieced quilt, and Target only has so many choices….now I can just make them myself. Congrats Heather, great job!!!

  241. Chris says:

    Wow! You’ve got a winner here! 🙂 When will it be available? (I never win anything, so I want to know when I will be able to buy it.) You have definitely inspired me. Thank you!

  242. Mary Jo says:

    First Bags and now Pillows! I love that you are branching out because you are so good at whatever you design and your Mother too. I love the bed surrounded with trees and leaves. Gorgeous. I do need this book. Thanks again for great ideas. Mary Jo

  243. Mo says:

    Love your work, color design, inspirations, and even the snow. I left MN 30 yrs ago and live in TX but I miss the colors! I ENJOY reading about “back home” on your blog. Keep up the great work.

  244. BarbS says:

    Thank you so much. I have often tried to think of a way to showcase a bed quilt with the ‘rest of the stuff’. Do you think you would consider putting a book together for window treatments and dust ruffles as well?

  245. Dawn says:

    Heather – your book look WONDERFUL. I too am a BIG fan of pillows. We have 8 pillows and 3 cushion on our bed everyday. My husband says it takes longer to clear the bed to sleep in it, than a good night’s sleep! Just imagine, all of those pillows with your wonderful covers ……….. brings a huge smile just thinking about it!
    Kind regards – Dawn

  246. Gillian says:

    I can see a trend coming on. Great idea! And I lovethe ones with the ties 🙂

  247. Christine Thomas says:

    Wow, I’m willing to try my hand at pillow sham and pillow sewing. I would love to win a copy of the book. All your hard work with your mom is gorgeous, as usual. Congratulations on another book!!

  248. Tina says:

    These are great pictures. I will have to make some pillows. Thanks.

  249. Connie says:

    Wow, I love your new book. Those all look so doable. Really enjoy your work and your blog.

  250. Mary Meats says:

    love love love your new book. I have been waiting a long time for this kind of resource. Thank you for doing this and putting your wonderful twist on it.

  251. Brenda says:

    Love the idea of no piping. Your photos are awesome! Thanks for the giveaway.

  252. Jeanne says:

    I have always played with decorator fabric, but the quilting fabric will be a much better match with my quilts.

  253. Jennifer says:

    What a fantastic book – I will definitely be looking for it (if I don’t win it!) to include pillows with the quilts I make!

  254. Tracy says:

    Those pillows are amazing! I’ve made a few pillows already but that dreaded piping…these pillows look WAY better! Hope I win…if not I have quite a list of your books to get!

  255. Sharlene says:

    So inspirational……

  256. seemommysew says:

    How timely! I need to make pillow shams for our bed. 🙂

  257. Tina says:

    Heather these are terrific ideas. It would really finish off any room and make it look all put together. Love it, love it, love it.

  258. Kari says:

    Another cute book, Heather! These will make quick gifts when there isn’t time to make a big quilt, too.

  259. Karen says:

    All I can say is awesome! What a great and fun accessory to make our quilts look even better. Thanks for sharing your wonderful talents. Happy Valentine’s Day. Thanks also to your Mom and Aunt Betty too. Karen

  260. Gladys says:

    Hola, Heather!!! Realmente ese libro es GRANDIOSO! Adoro la selección de telas y la combinación que hicieron en cada uno de sus proyectos! Felicitaciones a Ud. y su Madre!!! Sencillamente: MARAVILLOSO! Sería un honor contar con la copia de regalo de vuestro libro, autografiada por ambas! Un fuerte abrazo!

  261. Kristen In OK says:

    BEAUTIFUL! This is just what I need…such pretty quilts for the bed and I always wonder how to finish the look…here is the answer!

    Can’t wait to see your new book – I’ll bet it is just as good as all your others! 🙂

  262. Julie in WA says:

    I love the pillows/shams! They make the quilt really sparkle and pop!

  263. Ann says:

    Your new book looks wonderful! I am not very talented with Home Dec things, but you have convinced me that I can jazz things up a bit! I enjoyed looking at the photos and trying to figure out which book of yours contains the patters! Mabye even I can put a look together! Thanks to you, your Mom, and Aunt Betty for doing this book!

  264. Marie says:

    Once again we are blessed by great ideas from Anka’s Treasures. I especially like the ribbon insert and the look achieved by pillows in the cover photo and the pillow with giant rick-rack. I’m looking forward to seeing the book “in person.”

  265. Cindi says:

    I love your shams. What a great idea!!

  266. andrea says:

    Beautiful shams and decorating ideas. What a difference they make!

  267. Rebecca Woods says:

    What a brilliant idea. My bed and my daughters could definately use some of these. Thank you so much for taking the guess work out of it.

  268. Ann says:

    Hi Heather, I love the pillow styles. I’m in the midst of a quilting weekend and one of my friends just made pillow cases (nothing quite as detailed as yours, but gorgeous nonetheless). Her comment was “If I don’t do this the remainder of the fabric it gets put back on the shelf and may never see the light of day..this way I use up most of the fabric bought for the quilt” and boy does it make the quilt shine too. Thanks for the chance to win this book it looks terrific.

  269. Kimberly says:

    Absolutely beautiful! Love the photos, they are very inspiring!

  270. Kris S says:

    Really nice designs. Just the thing to spice up a bed. I think my room could use those cute pinwheels.

  271. Dana says:

    What a great idea! I especially like the pillows with tie-closures.

  272. Alisa says:

    They all look so beautiful! What a great idea.

  273. Mary says:

    Love, love, love the new book idea! When will it be available?

  274. Sandy says:

    Love the pillows – I am making one of your quilts right now and can’t wait for the book to come out to compliment it with a few pillows!

  275. Darlis says:

    These are all so great. Lovely pictures. You have such wonderful designs.

  276. Erica says:

    Absolutely genius! I cannot wait to try every pillow!

  277. Beth says:

    I love all of these pillow ideas. Can’t wait to see the book in person and try them out. An absolutely brilliant idea!

  278. Sharon says:

    Your pillow ideas are great. I suppose I have to finish a quilt to match the pillows. ;0) I liked the out door shot. I think that you and Joel should have “slept under the stars” to make the move worth the effort.

  279. Jasmine says:

    Very beautiful! Just curious…did you make all the quilts to match the shams or did you make shams to match existing quilts?

  280. janet says:

    love the book, they all look wonderful!

  281. Julianna says:

    i love pillow shams!

  282. Jennifer says:

    I love your new book! We are redoing our bedroom…with new aqua walls I might add…so this is perfect timing! I can’t wait to make some new pillows to complete the remodel.

  283. Sharlene says:

    These pillows are amazing! I want to make at least one of each style!

  284. Judy Roach says:

    I just love the patterns in this new book. I can see a bedroom makeover happening soon.

  285. Helen says:

    Wow Heather, I really like the style and design, and the way you used the fabrics from the quilts in these pillows. I too had thought of making shams to match quilts I had made as gifts, so was really happy to see that you have put patterns together. Thanks for a chance to win in the drawing, other wise it will go on my wish list. Helen

  286. Shirley says:

    I really like your new pillow pattern. It adds so much to the quilts on the beds and gives them a current decorator’s touch. Would love to win a copy of your book.

  287. Vickie says:

    I love the book … I love the pictures. I have gotten in the habit of making pillows or shams or both when I make a quilt specifically for a bed … and love the look of this book. IF I am not a winner … I certainly will be a buyer 🙂 Love it … is perfect blog post for a winter covered Iowan … spring will appear! – vic

  288. Denise says:

    Do you sleep? Your head must never hit the pillow. What wonderful ideas! Totally makes sense to have a complete ensemble for bed quilts.

    Thank you,

  289. Chris says:

    As always your designs are just adorable and so bright and cheery! Love the way you coordinated them with the quilts and rooms. I always enjoy reading your blog and seeing the pictures of your creations! I’d love to win the book…and then make a few pillow shams! 🙂

  290. grace says:

    cant wait to learn how to make those … so hopefully i am picked … 🙂

  291. Tammy says:

    Beautiful pillows!! I can’t wait to get this book.

  292. Jessica says:

    Absolutely Beautiful pictures of beautiful shams! 🙂 I hope I get the book…I am working of my first ever quilt for my husband and would love to put together shams too!!! Thanks for the chance to win one. 🙂

  293. Karen says:

    What great pillows!! What great accents to quilts!! Thanks to both you and your mom for this wonderful book to add to our sewing libraries!

  294. anna says:

    I hadn’t thought very much about how nice special shams might look with quilts. These all look so great- It looks like another terrific book.
    Regards from a Western Canadian quilter,

  295. Chris says:

    Love Love Love these pillows Heather! What a perfect compliment to our homemade quilt treasures!

  296. Mandy says:

    Oooh! I love the pillows! I need a pillow to go with a quilt I just made too! Perhaps these will be perfect!

  297. Mary Lou says:

    Wow, love all the shams and pillows! What a great idea! Happy Valentine’s Day!

  298. Heather says:

    Timely!! I’ve been working (fairly unsuccessfully) to find pillows to add some color to our living room. I’d love a free copy of your new book… but either way, it looks great and I hope to add it to my “library”. =)

  299. My bed and chairs could definitely use some new pillows! I hope I’m a winner! Thanks for all the inspiration.

  300. kara says:

    If I win the book, will you come and help me redo my room-yours looks amazing!

  301. Rosemarie says:

    What a wonderful idea! I love the pillows!

  302. Sheryn says:

    Such great ideas for the pillows. They are different and look doable! I’ll be watching for the book.

  303. Peggy says:

    Your new book is an awesome idea. I just made pillow shams for my MIL for X-mas and there are not a lot of patterns out there. I can’t wait for this book to be available at my local quilt store.

  304. Paula Wilmarth says:

    Awesome pillow patterns. I hope my local quilt shop will have this book and your Bella Bag pattern soon. I want them both! Keep creating such great patterns and fabrics.

  305. Louise says:

    What great pillow ideas!! Thanks for the chance to win your book.

  306. kimland says:

    Shams they are classics and yours are beautiful. Great giveaway, thank you!

  307. Amy says:

    So brilliant, Aunt Betty! I love what you’ve done with this idea. Looks like a book I must have!

  308. Lisa Arndt says:

    I NEED this book. I loe all the pictures and ideas. I read this blog like 3 times:) Here’s hoping!

  309. shelley says:

    . . . and it only took the last 7 months?! You are amazing, and your Mom is amazing, and your fabric is amazing! I love them all and would love to have a copy of your beautiful book! The pictures are so inspiring, and that little niece of yours almost steals the show . . . ok, maybe she did! Congrats to you and your Mom!

  310. Lovely book. I’ve made one set of shams to match a wall hanging. I need to make some throw pillows too. It does make a lot of difference. If I don’t win the book — I’m buying it when it is available! Thanks.

  311. carol broughton says:

    LOVELY! I am a huge fan of your work! Your pictures are so inspiring. Better get to my sewing room today! Hoping to be a lucky winner.

  312. Linda W. says:

    It is refreshing to see something different! Your timing of this book could not be any better, as I have just purchased the fabric to make a new quilt for my master bedroom. The pillow shams will make for a nice finishing touch. I cannot wait to see the book in person. A job well done to both you and your mother.

  313. Linda G. Parsons says:

    I enjoy watching for your posts and was delighted to find this array of pillows. They are beautiful and look forward to seeing your book in print. And it’s often fun to partner. Lots of new energy.

  314. Kerry B - Phoenix says:

    Love it! I’ve made pillow cases, but the shams are really what I need. Can’t wait for the book to come out. I always find your blog so entertaining and have most of all your pattern books. Thanks for sharing your talents!

  315. Anne Simonot says:

    Ditto to Carol’s comments (2 above me!). I love your work and your photos of your quilts, decorating ideas, and beautiful bedrooms are just incredible! Makes me look at my bedroom and think… it could use some TLC.

  316. Janelle J says:

    Beautiful pictures and rooms. Makes me want to move in or sew up my own room. So excited! I always love your work.

  317. Meredith says:

    Wow I love these. I have so many ideas now!

  318. beth says:

    Wow what beautiful creations! Can’t wait to buy the book!

  319. Karen M says:

    I know this will be a huge hit and definitely is the perfect way to finish off a quilt made for the bed … truly makes the whole ensemble unique! Also, love the different styles to use elsewhere in the home. Terrific!

  320. Tina C. says:

    I gotta say, I’m impressed. I really like the pillows and they don’t look impossible to make!

  321. Sandy says:

    What a great idea! This is a much needed book. I love home dec and pillows. And I just happen to have some pillows to make for my son’s quilt I gave hime and our new daughter-in law for their wedding. This is perfect!

  322. Gail Lopes says:

    Wow! They are all so beautiful! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  323. Linda P. says:

    Gorgeous pictures, Heather!!! I would get the book just for that alone!! I have made some pillows to use up some of the “left overs”, but you have given lots of food for thought. Love the one with the flange and applique!!! I was really tickled with moving the bed outdoors!!! LOL

  324. VickiB says:

    These are beautiful and something I need to learn to make. Thanks for a chance to win one of these books! Terrific photos, colors and lighting!

  325. Kristan says:

    Love your pillow ideas! The right pillows can really add alot of pizzaz to a bed or room. I’d love to try some of your designs.

  326. Danith says:

    This is exactly what I have been looking for! Thanks to Aunt Betty for getting the ball rolling on such fun ideas to dress up the pillows.

  327. Joan says:

    Cute…Like your books this is a post that you can keep coming back to to brighten your day, thanks.

  328. Tracy P says:

    I have made shams to match my quilts for years but your book looks like it has some fresh ideas for me! Great job as always!

  329. Carole Koppinger says:

    What a great idea. If I don’t win I plan on buying this book.

  330. Whitney G says:

    I just think these pillows are so dang cute! As always you have came up with another great idea, and you too “Aunt Betty”! Love it!

  331. Jill Barron says:

    I love them all!! Great ideas!

  332. Sondra says:

    Your work is lovely and you have given me so much inspiration!

  333. Viodely says:

    Magnifique, je découvre votre site et je me régale ! Merci pour ce bonheur des yeuax

  334. Theresa says:

    They’re gorgeous, I love them all – need to find out where to buy the book from so I can get started making them, I can’t wait!

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