Friday, December 9, 2011

A Set of Four Pillows

Without further ado:

These four pillows are a Christmas gift for my mother and are custom made to fit rush covered kitchen chairs.   


The pillows measure 16 inches x 16 inches  ~  each pieced from 49 squares measuring 2.75" x 2.75" including seam allowances ~ and include a invisible zip inserted in the side seam so that the covers can be removed and washed with ease.


For the back of the pillows I have used a cotton/linen blend home decorator fabric for extra durability; it has been in my stash for some time awaiting the "right" project.  I love how it has a Christmas feel about it without it actually being a Christmas print.


Ready for the wrapping fairy ... I am not a huge fan of the wrapping paper and sticky tape.

Thank you for stopping by,
Rita

34 comments:

  1. They look gorgeous. Your mum is so lucky

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  2. love them. especially the back fabric. i'm thinking of something like this for my chairs.

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  3. Beautiful pillows and a wonderful gift!

    Have a nive weekend!

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  4. They are absolutely beautiful. Your mum's chairs will be the envy of all chairs.P.S I am not a fan of wrapping either.

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  5. The pillows are beautiful,what an amazing daughter you are. Have a great weekend.

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  6. Does your mother sew? You could wrap them in fabric! Or make bags to put them in!

    They are just gorgeous and I love the fact that they are reversible!

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  7. They look fabulous - what a super gift.

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  8. What a lucky mom! They are feast for the eyes. I'd almost hate to sit on them.

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  9. These are beautiful! Great work!

    www.createdbycori.blogspot.com

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  10. A lovely gift. The "wrapping" is great too!,,

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  11. Beautiful! If the wrapping fairy shows up, ask her to put my house on her list!

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  12. They're gorgeous. I'm sure they will be well loved and thoroughly enjoyed.

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  13. Your pillows are lovely--colors and backing look great together! Lucky mom!

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  14. they are so pretty, Rita! i especially love that first photo. you do such beautiful work!

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  15. Very beautiful, Rita. You're a great daughter. Your mother will love them.

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  16. They're truly lovely! And that backing print is great - do you remember what it is/ where you got it?

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  17. love them. how do you install your invisible zipps?

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  18. just wondering if these tie to the chairs somehow. I know without the ties on my cushions they would slip off constantly...

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  19. Those are so gorgeous, you have a lucky mom! I've been planning a quilt in similar colours for a few months now, I hope it turns out as nice as your pillows.

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  20. Beautiful, as usual! Love them! I sometimes make pillowcases (sometimes seasonal, or with some special sentiment) to use as 'gift bags' tied with a pretty ribbon! I'm not a huge fan of wrapping myself, it creates yet another memorable gift, and is one more way to use up fabric from your stash!
    Trudy

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  21. Just gorgeous Rita..and so you! I am sure your Mum will be proud of you and enjoy those cushions.

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  22. Your pillows turned out really cute.

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  23. Beautiful! I think they'll be just as pretty, whatever the season, with the fabrics you've used. Bet your mom is thrilled! :-)

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  24. They came out so beautiful. I just love the fabrics you used.

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