Throwback Thursday ~ Christmas Pillows

Here is another older post that feels just in time! This post is five years old, but the project shared here remains one of my favorite Christmas ideas! Enjoy!

We’ve so enjoyed an extended visit from Daughter #2. It will be hard to see her leave tomorrow . But I will hold onto the memories and be thankful for this time. Since she won’t be here at Christmas, she received her Christmas gift early.

Having it sent here meant that we could have a play date in the sewing room. She wanted to work on Christmas pillows so we did. She found a photo on Pinterest of one she liked. She used my leaf die and AccuQuilt Studio Cutter to cut out the leaves. She used a glue stick to hold the leaves in place and just stitched down the middle of each to keep them dimensional. She used some of my hand dyed fabrics so there is no right or wrong side. She hand stitched the buttons in place. Isn’t it beautiful?

She will add a pillow form when she gets home. I took inspiration for my pillow from this gift bag she bought for me at Bath and Bodyworks.

I traced the pieces onto Heat N Bond Light and fused the design down. Then I straight stitched near the edge of all the pieces.

I love my pillow! Mostly, I love it for the memory of a rare day in the sewing room with my girl.

Have a great day!


About katyquilts

I am a wife, mom of four amazing adult kids, and a former librarian. I love making everything from traditional quilts to art quilts. I am thankful to God my Father and Creator for the gift of creativity!
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2 Responses to Throwback Thursday ~ Christmas Pillows

  1. Sandi says:

    What a great Christmas memory! I love both of the pillows. Hugs,

  2. My daughter was given a Janome Gem Gold by my mom quite a few years ago, and she’s still using it. She just made herself a gathered skirt with little help from me. I love sewing together with her, too. Fun memories!

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