Friday, August 24, 2012

Mushrooms and Pearls Pillow

I hope everyone is enjoying the last few days of summer. My oldest starts Kindergarten on Wednesday. I'm holding it together a lot better than I thought I would, but we'll see how it goes when she's actually getting on the bus next week :)

This month's Point of View theme is "Family". I had a really hard time with this theme... probably the hardest time coming up with an idea since Point of View started back in March of 2011. I finally decided to use a pillow that I made for my sister for her birthday last month. She is a member of my family, right? ;) My sister has been hinting that she wanted a pillow ever since I made this pillow for my mother a couple years ago. I wish I could have come up with a clever title for this pillow, but "Mushrooms and Pearls" is all I've got...

 
Last fall I found some Japanese linen with little rows of yellow and turquoise mushrooms. I bought it with another project in mind, but I never ended up using it. My sister has had a thing for mushrooms forever, so I decided to design the project around that fabric. The entire pillow is made of fabric from my stash. I decided to bite the bullet and use some of my coveted yellow pearl bracelet and turquoise running stitch fabrics. I'm glad I did. And this is the first time I've ever quilted a pillow. I just did some simple straight line quilting on either side of each seam.


I don't know the name of the fabric that I used for the back. I bought it to make a shirt for one of my girls but changed my mind. It matched the color scheme perfectly.


And I also finally cut into my handwriting paper fabric to create a label. Love how this turned out...
 

Now it's your turn... Check out this month's Point of View collage and link up your past or present family-themed projects at the Point of View Link Party! We want to see what you've been up to!


6 comments:

Amy at Ameroonie Designs said...

It's a beautiful pillow Gwen, and as a gift for family, it fits right in with the theme. ;) I hope she loves it.
xoxo

Leanne said...

The pillow is gorgeous. I love the colors. What a sweet gift!

Jonie Marie said...

I love the colors together! I am sure your sister will LOVE it!

chris said...

I love the pillow you designed, and what a sweet gift for your seester. Well done, as always.

malia said...

Hey Gwen! Beautiful as usual. Love your sweet handwriting!

Michele Pacey said...

Oh it's so pretty. And that label is AWESOME. :)

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