Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Quilted Pillows

This is one of the safari pillows
finished.  Every  little detail is quilted.  It really brought everything to life.  

I backed them with black and cut the backing 2 inches larger all the way around.  I then folded it over so I could follow the bamboo line
on the edge of the pillow. 


 This one is quilted, ready to be put together the same way.  That will make a pair.  My daughter and two grand daughters all want them.  So I guess I will have to draw straws.  


The quilting took a lot of time because I did it all by hand.  But I did all the little details.  Don't know what I was thinking, spending so much time on two pillows.
I think that was before I started another quilted throw.  


Have several more that I will show you later. 



                             

8 comments:

HOPE said...

I can certainly appreciate your hard HAND WORK!!! I bet they are much nicer in person.

I wish my hands were able to do hand quilting..it's so much nicer...I use my sewing machine to free motion.

Thanks for sharing your talents!
HOPE

Patrina's Pencil said...

both are fabulous colors - my fav is the Lions. How beautiful is the work of your hands :)
patrina <")>><
warrior bride in boots

Kasey said...

Oh I want to try this project!

Karla @ Ramblin' Roads said...

Hi Aunt 'Lene!

You're doing good on your quilting projects! It's funny that the "girls" are "fighting" over the pillows! I'm almost finished with the quilt I started almost 2 years ago-- the one Mother pieced for me as a new bedspread for my room. I'll take a picture to post when I'm done.

Sorry I haven't been around commenting much lately. I do read all your posts with Google Reader, but I just haven't had as much time to go around and comment since school started. With it being Laura's senior year, we have a lot left to get done before she graduates. I'm doing good to post occasionally on my own blog.

Hope you're having a good fall. We're having pretty sunny days, and cool nights. I'm just glad it hasn't decided to be winter yet. Week-after-next we're going to Seattle for our 25th anniversary. I'm trying to decide whether I should blog about our trip. I probably will.

Keep posting! I love you!

Barbara said...

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sarah said...

Ailene...this are amazing. they jump out and come to life. You got talent!!! and love that little give thanks cursor.

Barbara said...

Hi, Aliene--It's still not working. Did you check the instructions by clicking on my button? For some reason, it's not showing up. I'll keep checking if you'll keep trying.

Sassy Granny ... said...

I am always inspired by the creative talents that produce such lovely works! My own hands don't have that knack, even though they're creative in other ways.

No doubt your creations bring much joy in the process, as well as the outcomes.

Blessings,
Kathleen