Welcome to my blog about my quilting journey! I started quilting in 2006 with a quilt of my own design which started as a cushion cover and ended up as a single bed sized quilt! Now I'm totally hooked....maybe obsessed is a better word for it.

Friday, 21 June 2013

And Now for Something Completely Different....Another Pillow!

Last week you might have seen that I whipped up a couple of pillows for my boys:
When my hubby got home they were showing him and I heard him exclaim (in jest) 'where's mine?'  Aha, I thought, good idea, so this week I decided to make him one too!  He loves native Australian finches (and other birds) but a big love since childhood has been lizards so a gecko seemed to be the perfect choice for a pillow for him.  Since it would live on our bed it needed to be blue and I had some great Aboriginal dot fabric in a dark blue I had bought for another project, so perfect!

I was in a bit of a rush to get it finished before he got home (lets just say there were quite a few interruptions late in the day) so I didn't quilt it, which I think would have looked better.  I may or may not decide to do something later but its made up now and harder to do so it probably won't happen!  I had the stripy fabric which toned in really well with the darker fabric so that went on the back as well.

The dark fabric is a bit hard to see in detail (it was late afternoon by the time I took the photos so the light was a bit dodgy) so here are some close ups.

Those little gecko toes were a challenge to applique!

All in all, I'm pretty happy with it, although I should probably have cut the white a bit narrower in hindsight.  It looks pretty good with my Star Value pillow too:

So now everyone has a cushion, I think I'm off the hook for a while.  Although come to think of it I do have another insert in a different shape that needs a cover......hmmmm......

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  1. Great way to keep the man happy.. hope he enjoys it, Well done Sue

  2. Love your gecko - that was the perfect fabric to use! Whoop whoop!!

  3. Love Love Love the pillows!!!!!!!!!!!!! Nice beautiful work!!!!!!! I am glad I found your blog. Thank You!!!!!!!!!! from Karin @ www.opnebeauty.blogspot.com


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