We hope you've enjoyed following along on our Roam Blog Hop, with stops at Fabric Mutt, Coffee and Thread, Love you Sew and Olivia Jane Handcrafted, each with their own chances to win some Roam fabric!
Today, we've sewn up some beautiful patchwork pillows as the hop Roam-ed its way back to our shop! I've always had a reverence for all things wild and free, a sentiment that's shared in our beautiful country full of national parks, mountain rages, prairies, and plains. Conceived around a beautiful bison, I endeavored to capture our collective wandering spirit. As Americans we are bound by this common wanderlust, and a desire to see what lies around the bend. For me, that meant a day full of sewing! This collection is a great choice for decor, for don't we all know, home can be wherever the buffalo roam.
I'd already made a pillow with the Roam Panel in the Dusk color Story seen here, and I've been itching to sew up some in the Dawn palette ever since. Each Roam Panel consists of two bison that are mirror images of each other, making them ideal for a set of 22" pillow shams. I wanted to go a little bigger and add some contrast to the white, so I opted for a 2" border of Slub Chambray from Kaufman's House of Denim. As for the fun trim, I found that "bullion" fringe at Joann. It's almost too much, but I just couldn't help myself.
All finished, they are 28" and just perfect for extra bedding pillows. And if you're wondering about the lovely Roam Quilt that's the Broken Herringbone pattern by Violet Craft and we offer it as a Quilt Kit in our shop!
As for additional throw pillows, I really wanted to show off the Feather Collective print as it's one of my favorites in the range (get it - buffalo/range?! Sorry can't help myself!). I decided on a similar design I made for some Zambezi pillows a few months back. Seen here, they consist of alternating strips of prints and a textured fabric, in the Roam case some more of the Slub Chambray. I thought it would be a nice way to tie them together as a set along with the Buffalo Shams. I didn't follow a pattern, just winged it so the block would bit an 18" pillow form. To do that I used 2.25" x 18" strips, and a larger 9.25" x 18" rectangle. The flat piping trim is this lovely Meandering in Shell and was 3/4" folded.
The piping wasn't cut on the bias so I just folded it in on itself at each of the corners of the pillow. I'm sure there's a better way but I rather liked the little pleats actually.
Again, just like the Bison (and the Zambezi pillows) these two 18" pillows are mirror images of each other.
The pillows look fun whichever way you set them up. But I know what you're thinking by this point - what's the round pillow and is there a pattern?!
I think you'll be happy to know that yes, there is a great pattern! Our Meaghan sewed this 14" one up using the Sprocket Pillow Pattern and Tutorial from Cluck Cluck Sew. Ours is single sided with an envelope closure on the back and piping instead off the full cylindrical border.
The design is a bit reminiscent of the spokes on a wagon wheel so I'm going to call this pillow on point and utterly appropriate for the Roam collection. Our sprocket pillow features 12 different fabrics from the collection and more of that Slub Chambray for the piping and button center. You can also see the backing for the large Bison pilllows, the very popular Weathervane in Shell. I just love the movement in the design, and the subtly femininity of the soft shell color.
I hope you enjoyed our little bit of pillow talk and are feeling inspired to sew something beautiful. If you use our Roam collection be sure to tag it with #RoamFabric and #HawthorneThreads so we can share!
And of course, just like the rest of our hoppers, we are giving away some Roam Fabric! Simply leave us a comment below on your favorite fabric, what you'd like to make with the collection, or anything you enjoyed about this post and we'll pick one lucky winner at random, announcing it here on Tuesday December 8th by end of day.
Thank you so much for following along with us in our sewing adventures. We can't wait to see what you're inspired to make with our new collection. We sure hope some of it "Roams" into your sewing room very soon!