Love Note Pillow by Gardencrafter

Summary

Category:
Home & Decoration
Pattern:
Status:
Complete
Started:
2014-10-22T00:00:00Z
Finished:
2014-10-22T00:00:00Z
Tutorial:
None

Description

This is my version of the Love Note Pillow.  Yes, life really is just better with chickens!  I've had this saying in the back of my head ever since the contest was announced, so thank you admins for extending the date!! 

My backyard chicken adventure started a year and a half ago, and it has been an adventure.  I've lost chickens and hatched chicks, had broody hens and molting hens...
I love watching "Chicken TV" and they love eating my favorite plants: A win-win situation. Lol.  But the best part is there is nothing like farm fresh eggs!

I received a bunch of solid fat quarters for my birthday last week, so I was inspired to use them on the pillow.  The most time consuming part of the whole project was cutting out each letter - all 28 of them!  I chose the top and bottom borders after the applique was laid out, and the fabric tied it all together! 

I sandwiched the pillow front and batting together before I outlined the letters in black, so the quilting and outline were accomplished in the same step!  On the back I used some cute chicken fabric a friend had given me as well as leftovers from other pillows.

I love how my pillow turned out!  ...And then my nephew asked me who I made the pillow for.  Oops...I was supposed to make it for someone else? ...well, uhh, umm, err...I made it for myself :-)


Pictures

Love Note Pillow
applique close up
Love Note back

Loves

Readerowl
Skynme
threadovmetal
Capetowngirl

Comments

Mymble

This is so great- kudos for all those letters and the back is awesome! I used to have ducks- so I have a sort of understanding...they were the best pets I have ever had- and we ate duck egg omelets too:)- chickens sound fun all around:)

Capetowngirl

I love this - Sue has told me of your love for chickens. This is perfect

Skynme

This is too cute! You did such a great job on this and your chickens are amazing. Love it!!

sippe

You're so right, chickens makes life a bit brighter :-)
Lovely pillow

Caribousmom

Love the creativity in this one! And LOL re: your nephew's question...no one said you couldn't make yourself a love note - but this is a love note to your chickens, right? And being an animal lover, I really "get" this one. Well done!

Sewhappy

I love how it came out! So cute, and your quilting is great! And you did it so quickly!

Drnic2c

Great pillow!

Gardencrafter

drnic2c Sewhappy Carolmarie sippe Skynme Capetowngirl Mymble Thanks everyone! I am really pleased how the pillow turn out. I had this idea in my head forever, and then when I finally had the time, kinda whipped it up in one day!

Gardencrafter

Caribousmom Yes, the "love note" is definitely for my chickens! Lol. Also, I refer to your zipper tutorial for just about every pillow, so thanks.

Gardencrafter

Drnic2c Thanks!

Caribousmom

Gardencrafter Aw, thanks! Glad to know it is helpful :)

HawkFan

A good friend of mine raises chickens and she'd love this. So creative!

Gardencrafter

HawkFan Thanks you :-) It was a really fun pillow to make, and I got a chance to brush up on my free motion quilting skills!

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