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Thursday, April 1, 2010

Mothers Day Gift Idea

Mothers Day is next month and I thought I'd share a special Mothers Day present I made for both my mother and my mother-in-law last year (pre blogging era for me, so it's still game, right?)

The pictures are digital images of my children converted to sepia tone and printed onto iron transfer paper.  I ironed the pictures onto unbleached cotton then pieced a simple 4 block rectangle for the front.

I then quilted the front to some scrap flannel I had left over from a past project.  I used quilters cotton that complemented their decor and used cream coloured chenille for the backing.  Once the pillow was assembled, I packed it with polyfil till it was nice and plump.

The design on the cream coloured block is made up of a tan coloured piece of corduroy taken from an old pair of my son's pants and a piece each of white and pink fleece.  I used cotton embroidery floss to adhere the pieces to the pillow top using a blanket stitch.
The best part was that - despite a few steps - this was an easy project. 
I started the night before Mothers Day and finished up in the morning, just in time for a visit with the moms. 
And voila! 
A gorgeous keepsake featuring Nanny and Grandma's two special angels.

Any thoughts?  I'd love to hear what you think.
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Busy Little Quilter said...

That's such a great idea. I'm sure your mom and mother in law loved them.

nima said...

wow...awesome idea...

visitng you from sew & tell

Sew It UP! said...

How wonderful!

Leslie said...

such a cute idea

Kristen said...

Such a fabulous keepsake idea!

Dee said...

Really, really like the creativity and "newness" of this.

Great gift idea and yours is so cool!

Happy Easter!

Anissa said...

She'll love it for sure. Very cute!

Catherine said...

Such a lovely idea! Thanks for sharing.

Vicki @ DottyJane said...

That's a wonderful idea and a nice way to personalize a special gift.

KQuiltyBee said...

What a nice idea--thanks for sharing this far enough ahead to be able to tackle it!

Lori said...

Very cool!

Thanks for joining Get Your Craft on Thursday. Please join me next week for another wonderful party!!

Please stop by next week I am having guest over each day and I would love for you to tell them HI!

Karen said...

Great idea. I have made a couple of quilt labels using family pictures. Pillows are very practical and they get to see the pictures all the time.


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