Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Half Dresden Pillows : :

Even though I am on vacation, I just can't go without sharing what I've been up to here. It's become such a regular part of my day now, one that I really look forward to, that I just can't help myself!

Friday, the day before we left Pa, I finished up these two pillows for my Aunt. They are gifts for her two best friends that she exchanges gifts with each Christmas. She asked for blues, green, and yellows for both of them, and I hope they are a big hit!

Half Dresden Pillows

Have any of you stitched up a dresden yet? It's quickly becoming one of my favorite things to do! I have a dream of turning all my stashed Anna Maria Horner fabrics into a dresden quilt just for me.

Half Dresden Pillows

I striped the other side with coordinating fabrics.

Half Dresden Pillows

And finished the back off with a couple of blue prints that my Aunt picked from my stash.

Half Dresden Pillows

How about you, what have you all been working on? I'd love to see!

17 comments:

  1. Awww, those are so sweet!! I love em!!

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  2. Charming pillows! I love the wimsy of your work and lovely workmanship. Can't wait to see what's next.

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  3. So pretty - I'm loving the traditional design, in the fresh presentation. I'm actually going to be making (attempting) a circular Dresden table topper for my little sister for Christmas this year.

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  4. These are just adorable. What is it, about some projects, that just grabs the eye and makes you happy? These do that...they are fabricy eye-candy :) Thanks for sharing!

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  5. i have been working on my daughters swoon quilt i have promised myself will become hers for christmas. and i am planning on starting and finishing a quilt for my mom today! wish me luck! love those pillows so much maureen!

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  6. Ever since you posted the Dresden "garland" I have had them on the brain. I have a Kate Spain Terrain charm pack that is working its way into a Dresden something...pillow or quilt, I'm not sure yet. Thanks for the inspiration

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  7. very pretty Maureen! I love the half dresden idea. Clever! Your colors are great! Hope you have a fun vacation.

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  8. Happy Thanksgiving Maureen and family. I just know your Aunt will love these. Travel safe!!!

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  9. They look awesome! I have not tried a dresden yet, but once I clear out my gifty to-do list, I plan on giving it a go. Love the colors!

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  10. Why are you so talented? Seriously.

    I have never attempted a Dresden before, but I LOVE the look of them. Any recommendations for a good Dresden tutorial online?

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  11. Love dresdens and they are perfect for pillows. Is that fleece as a background? The pillows are very pretty - I'm sure they'll be well received.

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  12. The full shots photos of these pillows didn't turn out and I didn't realize it until it was to late.

    I used a combination of quilting weight fabrics and wool blend felt. :)

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  13. How gorgeous are those pillows! I have been busy making Christmas stockings. I have a quilt I need to finish for one of my girls too. It's made from sweetwater fabric. Jacinta

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  14. Those are beautiful Maureen!

    Hope you had a lovely Thanksgiving!
    I'm finally just catching up with blog reading today!

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  15. Beautiful work, as always!

    I was just stopping by your blog to let you know that I featured your awesome shop on my blog’s Handmade Christmas Shopping Guide today. Please check it out when you have a minute and feel free to grab a "Featured On" button from my sidebar if you’d like!

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