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Monday, December 16, 2013

Sprocket Pillows

"Noel, Noel, Noel, Noel, born is the King of Israel. . ."

Can you tell I've been listening to Christmas music?

All my favorite songs and carols filled the air while I made gifts for our grandchildren.

This afternoon I finished their "sprocket pillows." I'm so happy to show them to you.



I'm pleased with the way they turned out.


Each pillow reflects the personality/interests of the child who will receive it.

Emma, twelve, is very feminine. Her room is painted lilac, so I chose pretty floral and solid fabrics for her pillow.



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Oliver, nine, is a baseball boy. I found a really fun baseball print at the local quilt shop. Paired with the red and blue fabrics, I think it very much reflects "America's (and his) favorite pasttime."


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Isn't the star pattern on the back cute?

Damon, ten, is a science guy. He's fascinated by insects, plants and animals. 'Twas a bit of a challenge finding the right fabrics, but I think I did okay with the final selections.




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The paw prints on the back keep things lighthearted.

So that's it. It feels good to have these finished. They were a lot of fun to make. Pretty easy, actually. I plan on making some for myself in 2014.

If you're interested in making sprocket pillows, here's the tutorial at Cluck, Cluck Sew.

Are you ready for Christmas?

I HOPE YOU'LL JOIN ME ON JANUARY 1ST FOR THE
EVERY ROOM IN THE HOUSE PARTY.
CLICK ON THE COTTAGE FOR DETAILS.
SEE YOU THEN!
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Sharing with:
Get Your DIY On - Handmade Gifts
Inspire Me Monday at Create with Joy
Tweak It Tuesday at Cozy Little House
What we Accomplished Wednesday at Green Willow Pond
Share Your Cup Thursday at Have a Daily up of Mrs. Olson
Home and Garden Thursday at A Delightsome Life

26 comments:

  1. These are so cute...I love the one for your science guy! Since I started blogging, I have grown to love dragon flies! Have always liked watching nature.

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    1. Thank you, Rose. I like dragon flies, too. Love the little clicking sound their wings make. I hope you're enjoying the season.

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  2. Nancy, they are so cute! My room was lavender growing up so I would have loved that first one. They are all going to love their very own personal pillow styled just for them! Have a wonderful Christmas my friend!
    hugs,
    Jann

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    1. Thanks for visiting, Jann. I must say I have a whole new appreciation for lavender now that I've made this pillow for Emma. It's soooo girly. :)

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  3. Nancy, they turned out so well! I'm surprised how quickly you got them done! They look very intricate and involved. The colors are great and I love how you personalized each one with the fabrics. I bet the kids will love them!

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    1. Thank you, Kim. The pillows were really so easy to make. Especially by the time I got to the third one. The hardest part was pulling the thread through the finished pillows to secure the buttons. I drew blood a couple of times. LOL. Have a happy day!

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  4. Such a fun idea! I think they will love them! Happy Christmas time!

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    1. Hi Lynne! Happy Christmas time to you, to. I love this time of year, don't you?

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  5. I love the one with all the lavenders! Did you see that orchid is the color of 2014?

    Something almost unbearable swells my heart when I hear a choir sing Noel.

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    1. I did not know that orchid is the color of 2014. Thanks for telling me. Emma's pillow will be trending, I'm sure. ;) I know how you feel about Noel. It's such a beautiful, worshipful carol. Blessings to you, my friend.

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  6. Your pillows are wonderful . . . and sure to be treasured :)
    I think making personal gifts is such a lovely idea, and handmade by grandma,
    that makes them even more special.
    Merry Christmas,
    Your blogging sister, Connie :)

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    1. Thank you, Connie. Every minute I spent all the pillows was pure joy (well, except for the two times I stabbed my finger when I pulled the thread through the pillow to secure the button - LOL!). Merry Christmas to you, too, sister. :)

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  7. Love how these turned out Nancy! Thank you for sharing them with me! -Allison

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    1. My pleasure, Allison. I appreciate so much that you shared the tutorial for the pillows. Have a fabulous Christmas!

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  8. Nancy, I love your pillows! The thought and creativity you put into them makes them so special, and completely one-of-a-kind! I've been making some pillows recently....not pieced like these, just squares...but isn't it fun? Thank you for including a link to the tutorial- I'll check it out!

    Wishing you a beautiful Christmas, Nancy! ♥

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    1. Making pillows is, indeed, fun, Joy. Finishing these has given me all kinds of ideas. Thanks for your nice comment. Hope your Christmas is filled with peace and happiness. Hugs, Nancy

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  9. I love these pillows! I'll go look and see how challenging they are to make! lol I love to sew but usually make easy things. Happy holidays!

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    1. Believe me, if you have even the slightest sewing skill you can make these pillows. They only look difficult. I wouldn't have tackled them if they weren't easy. :) Good luck!

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  10. Your pillows are so amazing! are they hard to make?

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    1. Robin, they are super easy to make. Really. I like projects that are quick and easy, and these definitely are. I hope you'll try making one of these pillows yourself. You'll feel so proud afterward. Thanks for visiting, and for your kind words. Have a Very Merry Christmas!

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  11. Thank you for visiting me and I am returning the visit and LOL you said that you just started quilting this year...well these are amazing! Love them. I am glad that you put a link into the post for the tutorial as this is something that I'd like to try down the line ...they are gorgeous!

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    1. You're so kind, Deb. Thank you. If you do try your hand at a sprocket pillow, I hope you'll let me know. I'd love to see it. Your quilts are amazing, and I love your bungalow. Hope your Christmas is filled with peace and love.

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  12. Your pillows are lovely. I'm sure your grandchildren will treasure them. Thanks for sharing this at What We Accomplished Wednesdays! Thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving a sweet comment, and for following. I am following back :)

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    1. Thank you, Deborah. You're very nice, and I love your blog. So glad I found it, and you. Have the merriest of Christmases!

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  13. These would make a beautiful handmade gift - thank you for sharing it with us at the Get Your DIY On Challenge! We would love to have you back tonight to share a STAR project (either a literal STAR or even just your favourite project) to share for our wrap-up party!! Hope to see you there:)

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    1. Thanks for the invitation, Krista. I'll have to look think about what I could share. Maybe there's something in my bag of tricks. ;)

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