Thursday, February 2, 2012

Gumdrop Pillow

I recently finished a gumdrop pillow designed by Amy Butler.


I like it, but I’m not completely thrilled with it because I don’t feel like it has enough contrast. I really wish I would have picked fabrics that didn’t match so well. But, it still looks good.


The pattern comes with two sizes. I made the smaller one in the pattern, and I’m glad I did. That big one is huge. The one I made measures approximately 12 inches high & 18-20 inches across.
And holy cow does it use a lot of batting! It was like a bottomless pit. My mom made the large one & I think she said she put 8 pounds of batting in hers. I used a wee bit over 5 pounds for mine.


I love Amy Butler’s designs, but whenever I sew one of her patterns, I seem to think that there has GOT to be an easier way to do something than the way she describes it. I almost always change some of the way I put things together. I sometimes wonder if she actually sews a whole lot because some of her directions seem overly complicated. But maybe that’s just me & my need to change pattern directions.

The boy likes the gumdrop pillow, the cats like it, and it is pretty comfy under the feet. It’s going to get some decent use in my house.




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  2. I agree with you on the directions for Amy Butler's patterns. I always figured it was some sort of copyright issue. Also, in some of her earlier purse patterns, the materials utilized were rather old-fashioned. But the pillow turned out great!