Sunday, June 26, 2011

One thing - one week

 
Amy posted another one thing - one week challenge so I thought I'd join in. I have recently made a few pillows (cushions) for my new couch and wanted to make some for my two nieces. Checking through my fabrics, I found a piece of Sherbet Pips "Girls on swings" in grey and decided that it was perfect to use as the centre piece for some 16" pillow  covers.
I used the QAYG method again from Penny @ Sew Take a Hike - these "log cabin" style pillows are very quick and easy to make. It was fun choosing other red, aqua, pink, yellow and grey fabrics from my stash to cut into strips and use as the borders. I made sure to put in a piece of Daiwabo elephants on each of the pillows as I love elephants, and also a little bit of the "Eiffel Tower"  fabrics from the Paris quilt I made for their mum (my sister-in-law) for her birthday earlier this year..
When I had finished I asked my children to pick which pillow was for which girl and after very short time they said to me "It's them on the swings" :) So this first pillow is for Jess - she is the older of the two girls and is a brunette:
And the second pillow is for Allie who has blonde hair:
I am planning to give these pillows to the girls for their birthdays later in the year so it feels good to have them finished well ahead of time!
Linking to Sew Modern Monday@ Canoe Ridge Creations,  and Fabric Tuesday @ Quiltstory.
Kirsten.

25 comments:

  1. Oh they're so lovely!! Gorgeous gifts :-)

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  2. The swinging Pips girls are absolutely adorable in that setting. :D

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  3. Oh, they're so cute! I love your fussy cut centers - they're perfect for this project.

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  4. The little line of elephants across the tops of both pillows are awesome! I especially like how they match, but are different colors. :)

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  5. Really really nice pillows! I love the combination of prints you used around the girls on the swings. I just love them, what great birthday presents!!

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  6. They're just lovely!
    I love that quilt as you go method, too!

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  7. The pillows are adorable! Your nieces will absolutely love them.

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  8. darrrrrrrrrling! it's a good thing I don't know your address or i'd come visit and steal those pillows! ;)

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  9. Just perfect. I love how the SP blocks suit each child! Love it!

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  10. Really cute! I love how each little girl is featured. Your blog is darling too!

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  11. Sweet pillows! I'm sure they will love them. I really like the fussy cuts featured in the middle. Glad you reached your goal to finish!

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  12. these are really adorable. i love them!

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  13. Lovely pillows! I love the Sherbet Pips "Girls on swings" in the center panel. What a great birthday gift!

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  14. What lucky girls to get those as a gift! The pillows are so cute.

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  15. Kristen, these pillows are super pretty! I love the coordinating fabrics you chose to go with the Pips - unexpected, but gorgeous :)

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  16. Beautiful pillows! Love the colors!

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  17. My FAVORITE print yet!!! Still need to scrounge up some money and buy some of that girl on the swing!! Your pillows are very sweet.

    i am linked to Quilt Story too:):):):)

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  18. These are so cute, love the pillows. I have a few squares left over in my charm pack, may have to check out the pattern!

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  19. These are adorable! Love the scrappy log cabins :)

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  20. We're both on a cushion creating streak then! I love the combination of fabrics you used with the Pips. I still have some Pips left. Hmmmmm...!

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  21. I love your pillows! So cheerful!!

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  22. Kirsten these are gorgeous....I can't wait to get started on my own for Miss R. LOVE LOVE LOVE the fabrics you have used.

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  23. Love these pillows! That fabric is yummy! :) Thanks for linking up to {Sew} Modern Monday!

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  24. Adorable pillows!! Love your fabric choices!

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