Sunday, January 18, 2015
Baby It's Cold Inside!
I decided after putting away all the Christmas decorations that the family room (where we spend the majority of our time) looked kind of bare. I thought some nice quilted snowman (snowpeople?) pillows would spark things up in there. So Friday I started working on some ideas....
I found some cute ideas on Pinterest on which I could build my designs. My little pillow with wool snowman and embroidered evergreen tree is hand stitched on an old quilt base. I added MOP buttons and even embroidered a little bird at the top of the tree. I really like the pieced red border I decided on. It brought some much needed color and contrast to my design.
I also decided to make two snowman pillows for the chairs in the family room. These are cotton and wool and will measure 16" square.
I am having fun with these and they are easy to make! Today I will machine quilt both of these and make them into pillows.
The rest of the snowmen and snow-women will spend the winter on the fireplace mantel.
Along with some snow-angels.
Kathy at Kathy's Quilts and sponsor of the weekly linky party - Slow Sunday Stitching has asked that we post a photo of our hand while stitching. Well, I just happen to have one.. and she is right - sunlight is the best light to quilt in. Stop over there and see all the Sunday stitching going on.