College pillows redux by HawkFan

Summary

Category:
Quilting
Pattern:
Status:
Complete
Started:
2014-08-01T00:00:00Z
Finished:
Tutorial:
None

Description

Yes, a year of pillow covers wasn't enough so I'm going to do a set for my goddaughter. I'll only do a school-year's worth (Sept through May).

First up - September - Tardis pillow. She loves Dr. Who so this is a perfect place to start. Just mailed it off to her yesterday. It's a surprise and she won't know I'm doing one a month until she gets the next one. This pattern was free from Whims and Fancies via Craftsy. The back is spoonflower fabric I found on etsy.

October - similar to the pillow I made for my daughter. I love the Ghastlies so am happy for any excuse to use that fabric.

I posted the November pillow as a separate project \

December pillow - The pattern is from Pretty in Patchwork Holidays. I decided not to embellish other than hand stitching around the tree.

January pillow - the front is a Chinese paper lantern which symbolizes joy, celebration, good fortune and longevity which I thought was perfect for New Year's. Since I am of Asian descent, I went with the traditional red and gold colors. There wasn't enough contrast between the top and bottom of the lanterns (solid black) and the black with white stars background so I hand stitched with gold thread near the edge of the top and bottom lantern pieces. I chose the stars background to symbolize a lit lantern against the night sky. The back (not pictured) has an paper pieced origami crane which is a symbol of peace and again I used red, gold, and black.

April pillow- she has traveled quite a bit and what's more iconic than the Eiffel Tower? 

Aug 17, 2015 - no changes made, I'm just updating this to mark it as "complete"

Pictures

April pillow
January pillow front
December pillow front
October front
Back of Oct pillow
finished Sept pillow
simple back for Sept
paper-pieced Tardis

Loves

meanfish2
Aizome
Ibtreerock
Emmajb
threadovmetal
VictoriaJ
danadane

Comments

Caribousmom

Awesome, Audrey! Can you adopt me??!?!?

True

Love this pillow and that backing fabric awesome! I would like both you and Caribousmom to adopt me if you do not mind. I am fairly well behaved most the time;-)

Caribousmom

True Consider it done, Mary taps magic wand on your head and declares you adopted

True

Caribousmom yay!!!! :-)

danadane

OMG...love this pillow!!! You have to add me to your family too!!!

HawkFan

danadane True Caribousmom I'm happy to extend my family to include you lovely ladies but you'll only get pillows if you're starting your freshman year at one of only a couple of schools LOL.

Seriously though, thank you for the kind words

True

HawkFan well that takes care of it for me;-)

Seeneed

HawkFan, you have such talent and good taste. LOVE ME SOME DOCTOR WHO!!!!!!!!!

HawkFan

Thanks Seeneed - you have your shop hop coming up soon don't you?

Conniharns

HawkFan This pillow is soooo cool! I want one. Poor Mary and Wendy want to be adopted but I am actually the step- child so I am in already!!! Thankyou...I will now wait for the mail!!!

HawkFan

Conniharns LOL Conni

Terryt1955

Your niece is going to be the envy just like your daughter was last year! You don't need to adopt us but you do need to clone yourself!

HawkFan

Terryt1955 don't we all need a few clones! This batch will be easier since I'll use some of the same ideas I used for my daughter and I'll be honest, the backs probably won't be as elaborate. I'd still love to adopt you all as sisters though smile

Terryt1955

It's official. we'll do the blood ceremony in June!

Skynme

Another awesome pillow...I cant remember if I told you on IG already, but all my days are starting to run together. Love everything about this and it looks like your extended family is growing LOL.

Seeneed

HawkFan The shop hop is Sept. 23-25. Right now there are 42 women signed up for the bus tour. The shop in Hills IA is opening up early for us which was so nice of her. We have 5 shops to hit that day so we wanted to get an early start. We start Wed. at Hills then two shops in Amana, the shop in Newton and then on to Clive. Can't wait. It will be nice to see a little of Iowa City since I haven't been back in years.We are spending the night in Coralville. Thanks for all your advise by the way. I'll let you know how it goes.

HawkFan

Skynme thanks Erica. I know what you mean about days blending. I've been helping DD move into her dorm and keep getting my days mixed up.

It's hard to believe I have such a large family isn't it smile

HawkFan

Seeneed all great shops. I'll be interested in seeing which one(s) are your favorite(s). That's so nice of you to organize it for such a big group. They're lucky to have you do that

Charwirfs

Very cool design. I am a Dr Who nut also and have been going through all the old shows with my husband, who is hopelessly addicted now too. Nice color choice too.

HawkFan

Charwirfs thanks Char. I must have auditioned a dozen fabrics for the portal but I like how it came out. Some day I'm going to watch the show

Charwirfs

Oh, I don't know. Best not to watch it. You could get hooked and It will cut into your quilting time...

HawkFan

Charwirfs haha I was thinking the same thing wink

True

You already know I love this new pillow but will say it again!! I love it!!

Caribousmom

Love the Ghastlies...and that pillow is so cute!

Charwirfs

The October pillow is delightfully ghastly. Yes, I have that fabric too. I love the prints you used in the background blocks on the front and the cute shapes of the face features. Can't wait to see Nov.

HawkFan

True Thanks Mary smile

HawkFan

Caribousmom Thanks Wendy. I'll take any excuse to use that fabric line

HawkFan

Thank you Charwirfs - I have more Halloween fabric than I'll ever use. It's a favorite holiday in our family

Charwirfs

I totally get that, HawkFan . Who could hate Halloween?

HawkFan

Carolmarie Thanks Carol. LOL - the more the merrier

True

Two great new pillows.

Sewhappy

Fabulous collection of pillows! I love the Christmas Tree and paper lantern. My 10 year old son just saw the Dr. Who pillow and loves it - and has placed an order for one! Guess I have another project on the to-do list. My son also says he wants to be adopted by you too. :-)

HawkFan

True Thanks Mary. Trying to "work ahead"

HawkFan

Thank you Sewhappy I think the best part was when my 22-year-old son asked for a pillow! Gotta take advantage of it when they're interested smile

Skynme

I love the Christmas pillow, I really need to get cracking on my gifts or I'm not going to make it.

HawkFan

Thanks Skynme - I give the girls their pillow/mini on the first of the month so I had to get crackin

Aizome

Keeeeey-yute!!!!

True

Once again your creativity is amazing! Great pillow

ShannonCrouse

Love, love, love the Eiffel Tower! So pretty!

HawkFan

Aizome smile Thanks!

HawkFan

True You're sweet to say that Mary

HawkFan

Thank you ShannonCrouse - it's a fairly easy pattern which makes it fun to make

Mymble

Gorgeous - love this new pillow - actually love all of them 

HawkFan

Mymble Thanks Margaret. Hard to believe I only have one more to make for her

HawkFan

Carolmarie Thanks Carol. She has enjoyed getting them.

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