Friday, January 21, 2011

A Snow Gnome Pillow Gift

One week and my eyes feel great!  Just a little dry in the evening, but that seems to improve each day.  I'm glad I did the Lasik!

And the doctor gave my healing the thumbs up today, so now I can actually get back to my semi-dusty sewing and quilting.


But first I need to share this pillow from early December - made for a friend's birthday gift.
 
I saw the fabulous pillow by FlossyBlossy last year and pretty much went beyond inspiration to copied.  Both her design and colors were perfect, and my favorite color combo no less. 


You can see that I added a little paper pieced gnome on the bottom left.

Both of us love little gnomes, so he was a perfect fit.  I've used this paper pieced pattern a few times, he's so cute.  I always like to use some linen for his face.


I decided he was a snow gnome, and felt he needed a nice, snowy home.  A little pebble quilting was just right!

I wasn't so sure how well it was going to work, in and out of all those points.  I did a little mocked up test run and found I could control the circle size well enough to manuver around those stars.  It turned out great!


One last blogging picture.  
Mark caught me trying to get a good close up.


17 comments:

~Michelle~ said...

ack! so cute! I might keep this idea in mind in case if I ever sign up for a pillow swap :)

Katie B. said...

Really cute! Love the pebble quilting.

leigh said...

really cute! i love the pebbling.

Dolly said...

That's one HUGE, gorgeous cushion !

Michele said...

Cute, cute, cute!

Kati said...

I saw the same pillow by FlossyBlossy and wanted to make it. I love how yours turned out. I might just need to make me one as well. We need new pillows for our living room anyway. I still have our Christmas pillow covers on.

Sonja said...

Aww, little snow gnome looks perfectly at home :) Love your pillow and thanks for the linky love :)

Stephanie said...

Love it! Especially the little gnome, I need to make me some gnomes!!!! The snow quilting is perfect! What an awesome pillow! I need to start making pillows, there are so many neat ideas I've seen already. Glad to hear your eyes are healing well, and that you can get back to sewing :)

Leslie said...

i love this pillow!! i am so glad that you are healing nicely and feeling good. great news!!!

Dee said...

How fun! The colors are awesome and that quilting...wow!

Always Sewing said...

That is really cute! I love the pebbling. Very Nice!

Sarah Craig said...

Angela, that is absolutely adorable!!! Thanks for sharing, and for adding something to my bucket list!!

Kris said...

It's perfect! I love the little gnome.

Ellen said...

It's wonderful! I love gnomes and your paper pieced fella here is no exception. Your pebble quilting adds alot of interest to the pillow I think.

heather said...

LOVE the pillow. GREAT job!!! i might have to try one! i go beyond inspired and copy all the time. i don't always have the measurments so i guess that's my spin on it but you can kind of tell from the picture. stay safe! with the storm coming!

Diane said...

This is adorable! I love the pebble quilting you did.

Carolyn said...

What an adorable pillow!