Saturday, August 8, 2015

The Race Is On - Birthday Pillow


My youngest granddaughter will be 12 tomorrow, and this morning at 11:00 I got the bright idea to make her a pillow in addition to her gift of cash. Her bedroom has been in transition for a couple years, but her walls have a chair rail with blue paint below, so a pillow with blues and touches of gray and white should do the trick.

I have loved this floating heart pattern for a long time and thought a blue heart would make a worthy substitute for red and pink. I didn't offset the heart because the area is small - only about 14 inches square - and I wanted the heart to be the center of attention.

My time is running out. We have some "must-do" plans in the morning, then we are meeting for the birthday girl's dinner late tomorrow afternoon. I have the top pieced and am quilting it but still need to make an envelope back using Christine's excellent tutorial. Will I make it in time???


7 comments:

  1. Hello Linda! What a great idea to make a pillow and what a beautiful pillow it is! Hope you got it finished in time!! Happy Birthday to your granddaughter! PS. I love your new look blog page! :) x

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    1. So glad the tutorial helped! Hope you had a lovely time with your granddaughter! :) x

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  2. That will be a sweet little pillow. Have a great celebration. Twelve is a special milestone

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  3. I'm sure she will just loove her cushion and what pretty colours.

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    1. Thank you Dawn - she did love it. :)

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  4. What a lovely gift! Handmade is the best, I'm sure she loved it. Wonderful colors, too.

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    1. Thanks Melanie. :) Yes she did love it.

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