Have you started your entry for the Pillow Contest yet? Remember, you can win a big variety of really fantastic prizes! We wanted to share a little inspiration with you today.

One of our board members, Heather from {House} of A La Mode, hosts a successful Pillow Talk Swap (currently in Round 4!) focused on modern, pieced pillows. Take some time to peruse the Pillow Talk Swap Flickr group. It’s full of some absolutely beautiful pillows!

This pillow was created in a previous round by Amber from One Shabby Chick for Heather (photo by Heather).

For a little “Words to Live By” inspiration, be sure to check out the collection of sayings we’ve noticed in recent weeks. We also get a kick out of everything created by Kimberly at Chez Sucre Chez.

Smiths Stitches by Kimberly, Chez Sucre Chez

Fantastic! Kimberly’s focus is embroidery, but remember you can add the words you live by to your pillow entry in any way you see fit… Silkscreening, stamps, appliqué, etc.

Don’t forget about all of the fabulous prizes YOU could win in the pillow contest. Edited to add: We’ve had lots of questions about international entries– They’re A-OK. Just in case you need a reminder these prizes might provide a little more inspiration!:

Pieced Pillow
1st Place
Reliable Velocity V50
Downlite 16″ Pillow Cube
-$25 gift certificate to Sew,Mama,Sew!

2nd Place
Downlite 14″ Pillow Cube
Night & Day fat quarter pack in the Summer Colorstory, courtesy of Robert Kaufman
-$20 gift certificate to Sew,Mama,Sew!

3rd Place
Downlite 12″ Pillow Cube
-11 Fat Quarters of Queen Street + a half yard of Queen Street laminate, courtesy of Jennifer Paganelli
-$15 gift certificate to Sew,Mama,Sew!

Words to Live by Pillow
1st Place
Reliable Velocity V50
Downlite 16″ Pillow Cube
-$25 gift certificate to Sew,Mama,Sew!

2nd Place
Downlite 14″ Pillow Cube
Betty Dear fat quarter pack, courtesy of Robert Kaufman
-$20 gift certificate to Sew,Mama,Sew!

3rd Place
Downlite 12″ Pillow Cube
-11 Fat Quarters of Queen Street + a half yard of Queen Street laminate, courtesy of Jennifer Paganelli
-$15 gift certificate to Sew,Mama,Sew!


Add links below to pillows and sayings that inspire you! Your comment enters you to win one of these great prizes below, courtesy of Robert Kaufman Fabrics:

1 fat quarter pack of Betty Dear, 5 Kona Cotton color cards, 1 fat quarter pack of Night & Day in the Summer Colorstory, 10 sets of 5 Kona charm packs