Thursday, February 24, 2011

Little Quilted Pillows

This was just the thing for my "restless hands syndrome" that I suffer with. I have been wanting to do this for quite some time now and I decided that I would just go and get the thread and do it. My inspiration is Teesha Moore (she is always is inspiration to me) and her fabric journals. These little pillows are fun to do although it took me several pillows before I got the hang of it. I have done very little hand needle work except for sewing on buttons so I had to get familiar with the needle and thread. I think it will be fun embellishing them with buttons and other charms. Now for the making of the book. Well, that was another story. It was difficult for me to piece the little pillows together but after working all day--yes, all day--I finished the book. I wanted to post it but my camera was out of batteries... argggg. I hate it when that happens. So I will have to wait to post it next time. And speaking of next time...today we are traveling back up to Greenville to stay with baby Marc while his parents attend a wedding in Charleston. We are very excited to see our little guy. He is beginning to say combinations of words...his favorite right now is "no way." Not sure if his mama thinks that one is so cute.  It is amazing how they pick up these things. I will try and sketch while I am there so if I get a chance I will post but if not you know that I have my restless hands full!

16 comments:

Bevie said...

Hi Marsha, I love the little pillows and am anxious to see the book. I make little comfort dolls so have had lots of practice with needle and thread work..hehehhe!
Blessings sweetie for a wonderful day!!!

Mary said...

oh Martha I am squealing!! When I saw the flash of color and pattern I knew it would be fabulous. Cannot wait to see the book!! And you know I am coveting it already!!! :)

Have fun with your grandson. It's a hoot when they start to put words together isn't it...they grow so fast...

Lesley said...

Grandsons are such a blessing - have fun!

These little pillows are gorgeous and full of colour, they'll make a lovely book.

Lesley

Buffy said...

Thoses pillows are just adorable. Love the bright colors. Can't wait to see the book! Have fun with baby Marc.

Nancy said...

So colorful... and FABRIC..I just love fabric! These look great as is, so just imagine when you add embellishments and assemble them into a book. Have a great trip.

PaperPumpkin said...

Fabric pillows! Fabric book! Ack! I am in awe and in love and am anxiously awaiting your camera battery refills!!!!!! Have fun with little Marc!♥

Isabel said...

Cute pillows and cant wait to see the book:O) I prefer sewing by hand probably bc i dont have a machine:O) Have fun with the little one:O)

Nancy said...

Martha, this is going to be one cool journal....I can't wait to see the completed project.....love all the wonderful and bright colors you used...

Have fun with the baby and take lots of pictures.....

Hugs

Createology said...

Safe travels to baby Marc. Your little pillows are bright, cheery and super fun. Happy visiting and soak up all the cuteness you can!

jgr said...

Martha, your pillows are wonderful, I love the colors. I'm sure the book will be great, too. Have a blast with the little guy. They really do grow up fast, my 'little nephew' is married, 30-something and about to become a Daddy!! I can't wait to be a GRAND aunt!

jill said...

These are great, I love them, you would never know you are not a sewing expert.

Gloria said...

Excellent! I look forward to seeing the book. It will be fun. I love the little pillows and it's such a good idea for leftover material. Way to go!! Thanks for sharing.

HEYJUDE said...

ohh i can't wait to see the book.

ArtfulLee Designed said...

I love your pillows. I have been watching Teesha's videos on how she makes these and have wanted to do one for a long time. Maybe it is something I can do on my long car trips too. Can't wait to see your book
Lee:)

Ansota said...

Loooove the colors of your pillows! I saw Teesha's demonstration on Youtube on how to make these beauties some months ago and started making some as well but like with so many of my projects ... only halfway. Can't wait to see your book! You are inspiring me to get mine done as well :) Your prints and fabric are fantabulous!

Mari said...

Большое спасибо за ссылку на видео урок! Я раньше смотрела его, но потом потеряла... У Вас очень красивый журнал получился! Я тоже очень хочу попробовать сделать такой!)

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