Wednesday, February 26, 2014

A finish and some postcards to share

Good morning , it is sunny and brisk here this morning , a lovely day ! My pillow is now complete and I was very pleased I already had a pillow that fit , this is a very large pillow .
As you can see the edge is bound like a quilt , something I had never done on a pillow before but I am really liking this look , it looks a bit like piping . I will be linking up with Sharon for Let's Book it  .
                                                       
I decided to play along with Sharon as I have lots of books and patterns that I have on my long list of things I want to do someday and this month I decided to use this wonderful book " Country Cottage Quilting " by Lynette Anderson which I won from Fiona quite sometime ago , thanks Fiona I love this book , everything in it ! Here is the book I used for my project this month .

Somehow I missed the fact that I should have quilted this pillow but I like it anyway :-) There are several other projects in this book that I would like to make :-)
 A couple of weeks ago I took part in Grow your Blog and I had a little giveaway of two postcards , the winner of that giveaway was Sandra of Thistle Cove Farm and I learned this morning that she had received her postcards so I can share those with you now , I didn't want to spoil the surprise.
 This was the first one I made , I just had to make a thistle ! It was such fun threadpainting the flower . I then explored her wonderful blog for inspiration and she has some really beautiful photos of her farm so I chose one that I felt I might be able to do in fabric and here it is .
This one was also fun to make , I did some threadpainting to create the fence posts as well as the trees and for the first time I used water color pencils to create the leaves as I had no idea how else I could accomplish that in such a small space. Be sure to stop by and visit Sandra , she really has an interesting blog about her farm life and her many trials of this winter and her animals.
 I have now assigned most of the partners for the postcard swap , if you have not heard from me yet, don't worry I will eventually get to you , I have not had a lot of time to get this done but it will get done.  You can certainly start making your spring postcard and once you have your partner you can mail it off anytime you wish as long as it is no later than March 20 ,and thansk so much to all who signed up , we have a few new participants this time which is just wonderful . I hope you enjoy the swap and if you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask  .
 Have a wonderful day and thanks so much for stopping by .
 husg Sheila

22 comments:

  1. Love, love, love your pillow. Isn't it awesome the way the binding comes out? Who'd have thought!! Your postcards are awesome. Leave it to you to take the time to make her postcards that reflect her life!! Just one of the ways you are so special!!

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  2. Your post cards are so pretty! And I love your pillow! :0)

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  3. Your postcards are wonderful. I'm sorry to be missing out on this swap, but I'll be back next time. Love the pillow - I've never put binding on one, but I've been tempted. I like what I'm seeing....

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  4. Beautiful postcards. I had never thought of binding a pillow. I love the look and would be so much easier than turning it. I am going to use this idea soon. Thanks.

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  5. Love the postcards - looking forward to the spring swop.
    I love what you did with the cushion

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  6. Great pillow. I got so into the binding that I never noticed you didn't quilt it. I had to go back and check. The detail on the postcards is wonderful. Very, very thoughtful on your part.

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  7. Your pillow is gorgeous! You are so clever! Love your postcards too!

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  8. Sheila, The pillow is beautiful and the post cards are stunning. I love it all. Miss seeing you. D.

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  9. Love the pillow Sheila - did you design it too? It's really very pretty. The postcards are amazing - really a thoughtful gift as well. Thanks for sharing !

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  10. Love that pillow. The postcards give me ideas, which I need . They are beautiful.

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  11. Love the pillow. Beautiful postcards. Hugs,xx

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  12. the pillow has worked out so lovely.... and clever postcards...
    Hugz

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  13. I love the pillow, especially the way the colours work with your brown couch. It looks soft and cozy. Your postcards are absolutely gorgeous. I had sent an email about joining in on the swap...did you get it?

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  14. Very clever postcards. I love the pillow. I have made the quilt in that design called Muddy Garden and it remains one of my favourites.

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  15. The pillow looks really great - I love that way of finishing, as you say it looks a bit like it's been piped without the hassle! Great cards too, congratulations to Sandra. xx

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  16. A almofada ficou bonita e alegre!
    Belos cartões!
    Um abraço!
    The pad was beautiful and cheerful!
    Beautiful cards!
    Hugs!
    Egléa

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  17. Just love your pillow! I like using the binding method rather than all the work of a flange edge. Such a nice finish. And the post cards are just awesome!!

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  18. I LOVE your pillow and your postcards are fantastic!!!

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  19. Sheila, your postcards gorgeous! I can't imagine how you got all the realistic detail on the farm scene. Your pillow is beautiful.

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  20. Your postcards are beautiful. So thoughtful of you to personalize them for her!

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  21. I love the finished cushion. The binding around the edge looks great. The postcard of Sandra's farm looks amazing. I am linking up for Let's Book It.
    valspierssews

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  22. Your cushion has turned out just lovely, and your postcards are amazing.

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