Monday, December 19, 2016

Merry Christmas to All

Are you ready for Christmas?  I'm not, but as they say.....Christmas is coming, whether we are ready for it or not.

Today I finished this pillow, which is now on our living room couch.  It was featured in a magazine, and there was a sample made up at The Attic Window, a local quilt shop here in Grand Rapids.  I liked the sample, bought the magazine, and made it during the year, but just finished it today.  The magazine instructions had "Happy Holidays", but I like to say "Merry Christmas" so I changed the words.  Also, I don't remember what the original pattern had as snowflakes, but the sample maker had used buttons, and I liked them.  So I used some of my teeny, tiny, baby purl buttons as the snowflalkes.

I have a whole jar of these baby buttons, and just love to look at them.  I do like teeny, tiny things, I know.

Here is a picture of the pillow:




And a close-up of the tiny button snowflakes:




Sophia Grace and Rosie wanted me to take their picture, and I wanted to tell you how easy the back of the pillow is.   Aren't they cute in their Santa hats?

Re the back:   I took two pieces of fabric, overlapped salvage edges of each piece, so I didn't need a seam on the open edges, and then sewed them to the piping and front.  Viola!   A pillow!



There isn't a need for a button or closure, the two flaps just overlap, easy-peasy.

Merry Christmas to you from me!  And a Happy New Year!

I'm linking up with Design Wall Mondays as usual.  (Here)

9 comments:

  1. Lovely! I cut up your treasure of scraps and added them to my precuts this morning :) Thank you!

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  2. Beautiful! And I love that piping on it!

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  3. I love this! I have a *mess* of buttons! I could do something like this! thanks for the inspiration!

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  4. lOVE this cushion! What magazine was it in? The teeny buttons are a perfect touch.

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    1. I finally found the magazine, it's American Patchwork & Quilting, December, 2014, and the designer is Tina Lewis

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  5. It's just beautiful! You did such a great job-- I love the buttons; I'm a huge tiny button fan, too! xoxox

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  6. Merry Christmas and welcome back!!!! The pillow is cute..

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  7. Love, love, love the pillow...especially with "Merry Christmas"----I don't hear that enough (but have heard it more this year than in the last few....). I have so many little baby buttons...what a beautiful way to use them.

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