Friday, December 24, 2010

Merry Pillow Covers

I made Christmas throw pillow covers for a couple of girlfriends. They are quilt block size, so if they'd rather set them out on the table/bar or hang them on a rustic looking hanger in their living room, that would work, too. The two girlfriends are quite different- BUT I totally used the same fabrics for both of them.

Pillow One is made using the Hex Pillow Tutorial 1, 2, & 3. Its a bit small than the actual tutorial. I'm diggin the high contrast between the dark blue and cream background. The fabric is Christmas-y, but you do have to be up close to really see that it.

And Pillow Two is a folk-y artsy looking quilted snowman.

I quilted his cream colored body with pebbles so it would look like snowballs. The blue background has meandering in navy blue thread. This one is more 3D and interactive. The scarf ties. When I showed this at the Modern Quilt Guild the members suggested stitching a twig onto his mouth area. Now that would folk-artsy on a whole new level. This one uses the same Christmas-y fabrics, but totally reads "winter".

Here's hoping the girlfriends liked the pillow covers!

Merry Christmas!!!

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