Monday, December 05, 2016

Gift Sewing Day 1 - Merry Pillows

quilted pillow with embroidery

For the last week, I have been sewing Christmas gifts and I have so many finished.  This week I am going to share what I have been up sewing.



The first is two pillows for Meredith and Kaitlyn's  birthday.  Their birthday is the 11th but we celebrated this past Saturday, so these gifts were first on my list.  
quilted pillow with embroidery

I was inspired by this  quilted pillow on Pinterest and changed it up just a bit.

quilted pillow with embroidery


I used a charm pack cut into 2.5" squares, an envelope back and I did binding on the edges.

quilted pillow with embroidery

I was so happy to get these done for the girls, this was a year when they knew all their presents.  This isn't like me, I love for people to be surprised!    

quilted pillow with embroidery

I wasn't done with handmade Christmas theme gifts for them.  I made them each table runners, too. 
I had a charm pack in my Fat Quarter Shop's Sew Sampler box and it was a very cute and youthful Christmas theme.  A quick and easy table runner would be perfect, and of course Pinterest was a great resource, with this one
The days are so short now, so indoor and night time photos were all taken for this post.  Only a couple really turned out for the blog but you get the idea
quilted table runner

Quilted table runner
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8 comments:

  1. Hi Lori, I love your cushions the fabric is so cool. I used the same fabric to make some table runners as presents! Love the blog!

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    1. Thanks and that is so funny we made the same thing from the fabric.

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  2. I love those pillows & table runners . Very festive !

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    1. I need to make myself the pillows for next year! Thanks.

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  3. Both projects are so cheery!

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  4. Very jealous - hopefully I'll get a casserole carrier made that was requested.

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    1. Thanks, Joen, did you get the carrier made?

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