Brrr - Greetings From Antarctica Pillow by Caribousmom

Summary

Category:
Home & Decoration
Pattern:
Greetings from antarctica
Status:
Complete
Started:
2013-01-11T00:00:00Z
Finished:
2013-01-18T00:00:00Z
Tutorial:
None

Description

I am so happy that I joined the Threadbias Pretty in Patchwork Sew Along...otherwise I would never have been motivated to make this darling pillow! I made the large size (18" square) and used mostly fabric from the Brrr collection by Laurie Wisbrun  (except for the scarf which comes from Kate Spain's Joy collection). The white and gray are Kona solids. I deliberately offset the polar bear's eyes for a more "goofy" look!

To quilt the front, I simply echoed the lines of the design.

For the back, I decided to use the polar bear fabric from Brrr rather than piece a smaller version of the polar bear from the front.

Pictures

Back Of PIllow
Zipper Detail

Loves

Oma-rita
Mrsdragon
Terryt1955
1kadybug

Comments

Terryt1955

FAbulous! This pillow is Brrr...fect (couldn't resist). Love the Brrr line. It has a very Scandanavian feel to it. LOVE!

True

Oh my love it...not sure if I love the back ground to bear or binding better...and the zipper perfect;-)

Mymble

Wonderful- the bear is awesome, love the look of swirling snowflakes, and the back is super!

Caribousmom

Mymble Thanks!!!

True Thanks! I was surprised how easy that zipper was after Rebecca helped me understand the directions!!

Terryt1955 Ouch! LOL! I agree - the fabric feels Scandinavian - maybe that's why I love it so much :)

Laweigel

Adorable and love your fabric choices. And, you go girl! Perfect zipper!

Caribousmom

Laweigel LOL - thanks! I was so excited to learn something new in this project :)

Sbbquilter

This made me smile - perfect hug on a winter's day. Love the hidden zipper.

Whatthebobbin

Super cute! I love the binding.

Rebecca

Yay! Glad the zipper worked out once you got started! Love the Brr fabrics!

Caribousmom

Rebecca I SO appreciate your help with that zipper :)

Whatthebobbin thanks! I'm addicted to using striped fabrics on bindings :)

Sbbquilter thank you!

Amanda

So darling and of course I love the binding!

Sewzalot

That is so cute! I love the fabrics and the back is as cute as the front. perfect! Wow!

Conniharns

Wendy...that pillow is so darn cute. Love the bk ground fabric and of course the binding. Very nice..

Quilt455

Caribousmom Yup, love the back fabric; you were right, fits it project just great. Love the background fabric and the binding too.

Mrsdragon

Love this! Such a cute bear! : )

Caribousmom

Amanda Thank you - I cannot resist a striped binding - ever!
Sewzalot Thanks!! It was so fun to make :)
Conniharns I was glad to see it still on my couch after you left - even though it did not have an anti-theft device stitched to it :)
Quilt455 Why thank you!!
Mrsdragon Thank you!

Quilt455

Miss Conni could not "borrow" your pillow cause her partner in crime was not with her.

Caribousmom

Quilt455 Oh, good to know. I will be sure to get those anti-theft devices installed before our next girls sewing day!

Caribousmom

True hee hee :)

Conniharns

I just want to say the thought did cross my mind, among other items I would enjoy!!!! But I needed my accomplist to distract you!!

Caribousmom

Conniharns Looks like I'll need to hire a few security guards (I thought of Raven, but she doesn't have the attack command down yet)

Terryt1955

You guys are so funny ( Caribousmom , Conniharns ,+Quilt 455)! Maybe frisking is in order until Raven gets up to speed.

Conniharns

Hey Terryt1955......don't give Caribousmom any ideas!! You need to be on our side!!!!!!!

Caribousmom
Terryt1955

I'd be on your side if I lived nearby and was partaking in your monthly sews! I'd be the first one to "lift" a goodie of Wendy's!

Caribousmom

Terryt1955 I can't trust ANYONE!!! Bah! ha ha

Caribousmom

p.s. Terry - if you are ever up this way, you are OF COURSE welcome to join us!!

Caribousmom

....but I'll have to frisk you before you leave ;)

Terryt1955

LOL! I can live with that deal!

Conniharns

Terryt, Sometimes she has bread in the machine or dinner in the crockpot so I am all for lifting non- quilting items as well!!! You should think about a road trip and join us! Would be a blast. :)

Mary

So cute...love how this turned out!

Caribousmom

Mary thank you! I'm enjoying his little face perched on my rocking chair by the fire :)

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