Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Pretty Bird Pillow - VOILA! (And snow, snow, snow...)

May I introduce you to My Pretty Bird Pillow. She is made from sixteen 5 1/2 inch squares, a mix of Michael Miller's Pretty Bird fabrics and a Tilda polka dot and a lost piece I found in my stash (the floral blue one). I just looooooove the bird print.

I love her. I really truly do. I would have kept her for myself but naaah. This one is for my dear friend Carien who just had her birthday. I suddenly have a reason to make another one!!! And I also suddenly have a reason to maybe order some more of this fabric line but in the blue tones. Right now on sale at Fabric.com. Yes!

To give the patchwork more stability I put some white fabric on the back and quilted the two layers together diagonal to make a cross pattern in the squares. A quilt sandwich without the wadding kind of.

The back is made of two layers from a recycled cotton bed sheet and to spice it up I decided to quilt it with red thread and in the same way as the front to give it some character.

I used a hera marker instead of a marking pen for the first time (after reading about it over at Red Pepper Quilts),  and it worked fantastically well. I am very happy with the backing of this pillow. Simple and crisp.



And snow. It has been snowing for 24 hours non stop more or less. Jay has shovelled the front of the house three times already and there is more snow coming. But the garden and the fields are completely untouched. Isn't it just adorable?

And this picture came out pretty good I think. My Pretty Bird Pillow almost jumps out at you with all that snow in the back. Today is a lovely day.

Ciao!

15 comments :

  1. Vilken snygg kudde. Tygerna är jättesnygga ihop. Min minsta har varit dunderförkyld i över en vecka och nu verkar det vara min tur. Och tentorna avlöser varandra. Vi har inte sådär mycket snö, det har mest varit kallt -15 har det varit som varmast. Men nu äntligen endast -5! Usch, det låter som om jag bara klagar....

    Tänk att är det snöar ska allt komma samtidigt? härligt att få vara ute och leka i snön, vi väntar på att det ska komma ordentligt med snö för vi har ingen pulkabacke ännu. Men det är ju december och snart jul, jag gillar verkligen julen!
    Ha det bra och dela med er av snön nu!
    Kram

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  2. Tack Camilla! Krya på dig och håll i hatten för nu blåser jag lite snöflingor som jag hoppas ska komma till dig. Blåååååååås.

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  3. I Love the last photo - you're right - that pillow looks brilliant against the snow!

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  4. Hey Annette, what a truely great pillowcover! I love love love the birdfabric. I wish it was my birthday and you were my friend... :-)
    And the snow is great, we even have some here in Amsterdam!
    Love, Maaike

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  5. So pretty...the pillow AND the snow!

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  6. Gorgeous pillow and post today!

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  7. Ser looooovande ut! en vit jul.... Linda M.

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  8. Wow Annette , I really love your pillow . The colours are so perfect, bright and happy.
    You should add this to the " splash of colour" flickr group.
    Love your snow too, thought we had a lot :0)
    Jacquie x

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  9. Morning Jacquie
    Thank you, thank you! I read your post about your snow fall last night. A week ago that would have been lots compared to here where the ground was lying bare but then suddenly winter climbed in through the door. Big time, if I say so. Ha ha ha.

    Anyway. Will check out that Flickr group and maybe be brave enough to add my Pretty Bird Pillow on there. Thanks for the tips. And my favorite picture in your post is by far the gate. There is something magical about that snowy gate and the road that leads toooooo... who knows? Maybe Narnia like you said. And I love the way you have put up pics in your right column for tutorials and inspiration. Looks really nice. Good job. Have a lovely snowy day.
    Xxx
    Annette

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  10. Wow, så underbart! jag måste försoka göra lapptäcke innan jag dör, för det älskar jag, men detta med att kilta tror jag ite jag kan.

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  11. Nu kan ju Kaffe Fassett slänga sej i väggen!! Här kommer du och jag! ha ha ha

    Tack, tack för tipset om att quilta för hand, vilket jag hade tänkt pá men du gav mej en idé med broderigarn, som kan bli hur kul som helst.

    Fyllningen är ganska tjock, ja.
    jag ville ha tp fleece men tanten i affáren sa att det "skulle" vara just detta. Dum och oerfaren tog jag henne pá orden. Násta filt SKA ha fleece. För det kommer att bli en till, minst!!
    Snart kommer jag att vága mej pá mer avancerade rutor.
    Med hjälp av alla tips och patchwork -bloggar du har hittat háller jag pá att bli tokig av beslutsángest ;)
    Tygerna köpte jag i váras dá jag var "hemma" och besökte mitt gamla jobb.

    Ser att ni har riktig vinter. Hárligt, átminstone ett tag.
    Vi har kallt, inomhus och utomhus, regn och grátt. Inge vidare, längtar till váren redan.

    Ha det riktigt kul i snön! Antar att barnen bara älskar det.

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  12. Så mycket snö ni har, underbart! Tack för ditt besök hos mig!

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  13. Clever to add the extra layer of fabric! The pillow turned out great.

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  14. What a beautiful pillow and I agree with the others, that last picture is stunning!

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