Baxter's Garden by Skynme

Summary

Category:
Home & Decoration
Pattern:
Life aquatic
Status:
Complete
Started:
2014-03-08T00:00:00Z
Finished:
2014-03-09T00:00:00Z
Tutorial:
None

Description

This is my life aquatic pillow for march. I used up some Kaffe Fassett 2.5 inch squares I had. They are actually all a jade green color and the cross is hot pink and orange, but the colors dont come though on my phone. I did an orange peel stitch in the green and then echoed the cross to help it stand out.


3-9-14- I used some fabric I had from a scrap bag to finish the back and bind the pillow. I used Wendy's zipper back (of course), but I kept it pretty simple. I tried to use the camera, but the colors are still not as vivid as in person.


Not to share a sad story, but I had to put my beloved dog Baxter down yesterday. Baxter was a special needs English Bulldog that we rescued with his Brother Max(also special needs) when they were just puppies. Max didn't even live to 1 year of age. Baxter had a rough life filled with pain and lots of testing, shots, and medications, but I hope that I was able to give him at least part of the joy that he brought to me. When I got home yesterday from saying goodbye, I started sewing this pillow to try and take my mind off my sadness, however I kept thinking of him as I put it together. He always propped his head on something to help with his breathing and would have loved this little pillow. He also stuck his little pink tongue out all the time which is why I used the hot pink cross. He  used to love to go out in the yard and stick his head in all the flowers and bushes, amongst other funny little things he did.  I miss my little friend but I know that he is now pain free and in a happy place. I am renaming this pillow Baxter's garden. Thanks for letting me share my sewing therapy.



Pictures

Baxter's garden
cell phone front
Baxter, head propped tongue out

Loves

HawkFan
Capetowngirl
Mymble
Caribousmom

Comments

HawkFan

so vibrant! I love Kaffe Fassett fabrics

Skynme

HawkFan Thank you! I needed something bright today.

Readerowl

Wild & wonderful!

Skynme

Carolmarie Its not your eyes its my cell phone. The trim is a shot cotton so its a very hot pink fabric with orange undertones. and the outer boarder is Essex linen in black. The colors don't really show up very well with my cell. I will see if I can get my camera to work.
Readerowl Thank you!

True

This is an amazing pillow...so agree it is vibrant, fun and gorgeous

Caribousmom

Love this, Erica!

Joke

Amazing colours!!

Skynme

Joke Caribousmom True Thank you! The colors in this make me happy.

Mymble

So pretty- the vibrant blues are fantastic...gorgeous!

Sewhappy

Looks fab. Love the Kaffe fabrics - really makes it Pop :-)

Capetowngirl

That is stunning. Love the choice of Kaffe fabrics

Quilt455

Great colors. Kaffe fabrics are just so rich.

Skynme

Quilt455 Capetowngirl Sewhappy Mymble Thanks ladies this was a great project to do.

True

Oh Erica I am so sorry and what a lovely tribute! And I love Baxter's picture...may he run and play pain free.

Skynme

True thank you for your kind words.

ArloDeanQuilts

This makes me feel like I am looking at the ocean! Love it!

Dtscrapper

Gorgeous pillow top with the beautiful, bright Kaffe fabrics! Kaffe is one of my favorites!

HawkFan

I'm so sorry to hear about Baxter. You're so sweet to take in Baxter and Max knowing what was involved.

Skynme

HawkFan Thank you for your kind words, they were worth every moment we had together.
Dtscrapper ArloDeanQuilts Thanks ladies! I love how the colors are so vivid in these fabrics.

Sewbusy64

Love this pillow....I am a fan of Kaffe Fassett and of animals. So sorry about Baxter. May this pillow bring you comfort :)

Skynme

Sewbusy64 Thank you so much for your kind words. Everyone has been really sweet about it.

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