Thursday, March 7, 2013

Dandelion pillow

Psst!  I have a surprise!  My mom is going to show up any moment with the kids in tow. She picked them up yesterday for a sleepover (yes, I'm completely spoiled).  Anyways, while she was here, we made plans for a pillow I'd make her sometime to coordinate with her Sparklers quilt.

Dandelion Pillow, for mom

Hehehe... it's done!  Can't wait to see her expression!

Sparklers Quilt finished!

The Sparklers Quilt is so light and bright that we decided a mostly-black pillow would contrast nicely.

with Sparklers scraps

Yesterday she picked up some triangle scraps from the quilt, remarking on how she'd like the pillow to also have touches of Kona Jade, Kona Artichoke and Kona Wine (ok, but not in those exact words).  So, I went ahead and used the triangle scraps to make a piecy-improv edging on this large piece of dandelion fabric.

envelope closure

Finished her up with a simple envelope closure, and Ta Da... surprise!

my surprise

And that, my friends, is what sewing is all about!  Weeee!  Can I get an "amen"?

29 comments:

  1. So cool! The dandelions look like sparklers!
    Exactly what I love about sewing...making stuff to show people you love them. :)

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    1. They do right - they do look like sparklers. Thanks for noticing! I totally had that smiley thought =)

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  2. What a lovely surprise ! Amen !!!

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  3. yay for quick finishes and sewing for loved ones!

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  4. Amen! What a great pillow! Love it!

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  5. Amen to that! What a lovely surprise.

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  6. Amen! What a lovevly surprise for your mom. It is an awesome pillow!

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  7. Not spoiled, but rather blessed or very fortunate! Moms are the best!

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    1. Moms are the best! Being a mom makes you realize Moms are like 10 times more valuable than you ever knew!

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  8. You are a good daughter and deserve to be spoiled. Love the pillow!

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  9. Amen!! Hope your mum liked her surprise!

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  10. That is so cool! The quilt, the pillow, the speed with which you made it! It would be great to see your mom's reaction. She's gonna LOVE it :)

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  11. Hooray indeed ;-) And, all the more so because today I finally made a journal cover, as inspired by you!!

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    1. Yay! And wasn't it fun? Journal covers are such instant gratification... as apparently can be pillows.

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  12. I am so happy for you! Your mom will be thrilled!! AMEN sister!!!

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  13. it's a super cute pillow!. off topic though i noticed what looked like some of your "alabama chanin" stitchwork on that bench? can you tell us about that??

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    1. Well, it's still a work in progress. Here are some of the original posts about it: http://www.stitchedincolor.com/search?q=chanin+dress. I'm over 3/4's of the way done and have recently started working on it again. It's been nice to let myself do it as often and when I want, really enjoying the process.

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  14. LOVE!!! And what an awesome daughter you are!

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  15. Seriously--how cool!! Love it. Your mom will be thrilled, I'm sure!

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  16. Love the pillow ~ lucky Mom (sweet daughter)!

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  17. The pillow is a lovely complement to that gorgeous quilt! And how much fun is it to surprise your mom?? Your projects are always so creative and inspiring!

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  18. YES! Great contrast. I saw the title of your post and knew it'd be something super sweet.

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  19. The perfect pillow! Bet she was pleased.

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