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)


Sharyn Mallow Woerz said...

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

regan said...

Beautiful! And I love that piping on it!

MaryC said...

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

Sandra Walker said...

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

Unknown said...

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

Karen said...

Love the kids on the sleds.

Theresa Morgan said...

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

kupton52 said...

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.

Judy Hansen said...

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