Monday, December 21, 2015

Monday Finish - Three of Nine!

Dasher, Dancer, and Rudolph! The rest of the gang will have to wait for another year! 
I love the way these Christmas pillows look on the couch. DT seems to prefer that they decorate the living room floor. But that's sort of why I made them to begin with! You can read more about the making of this pillow here.
I kept the quilting simple. It lets the reindeer be the focus (and was it was quick to do!) Thanks to the expert assistance of Q-B, I managed to insert this zipper. I knew that an envelope back wouldn't work for this unusually shaped pillow.
I wanted to use the green C+S print on the back, but there just wasn't enough. Time for a pieced back!
This lovely little project was an intro to next year's focus.
All the fabrics came from my stash. Many of them, like the brown print on the back, have been hoarded for some time. Time to use those lovelies instead of letting them languish! Stay tuned... I've made my Declaration. The Manifesto is coming soon! Perhaps you want to start drafting your own! ☺

J

P.S. I'm trying something new today and linking up with Main Crush Mondays @ Cooking Up Quilts!

13 comments:

  1. They have lights in their antlers!! Great pillow.

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  2. Now this is CUTE! Your little lineup of deer are super sweet, Jenn. Love the zipper too. Hope the twins have a wonderful time playing reindeer games!

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  3. I absolutely love this pillow! I need to remember it to make in the future, it's my kind of Christmas decorating. :) I'm interested to follow you on your stash journey, that's such a challenge!

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  4. They are terribly cute. Great way to get quilted things into the season!

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  5. Those C&S metallics... sigh...

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  6. That's gorgeous! Love the red nose on Rudolph. Happy Christmas!

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  7. The pillows look so happy on your couch, but I assume it has nothing on the joy they give DT. :) Merry Christmas!

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  8. Great looking pillow. I'm going to try sewing with just my stash in 2016. Merry Xmas to you and yours.

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  9. Just keep teasing us with mentions of declarations and such. Love the pillow and Anja is right they have lights in their antlers.

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  10. Aww this pillow is so cute. I love all of Lorna's patterns. I wish you the best on your 2016 stashbusting goal.

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  11. Fun pillow! I pretty much only sew from my stash! My motto: Use what you have! Merry, Merry Christmas! Have a wonderful, funderful day! XO

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  12. The pieced back is great, and I like the spotty effect of the fabrics you used in the ears and antlers. Will DT insist this Christmas cushion stays on the couch or floor all year?

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