Friday, April 22, 2011

Mother's Day Project- Tulip Pillow

Last year, I made my mother-in-law a tulip quilt.  I made a matching pillow for this year's gift.  I found my inspiration at Twin Fibers and I thought...I can do that.  I think this is my first pillow ever.  Boy, there are so many cute ideas out there, aren't there???

 My husband isn't fond of the pillowcase style and the ribbons, but I love ribbon.  I think it is just the ticket.  Plus this matches perfect.  I almost didn't quilt the front, but I really wanted that quilted look.  I thought my quilting might be rusty, but actually I was quite pleased with this one...especially considering my husband called me on the telephone 5 times while I was free motion quilting.  Lucky I didn't run over a finger.  I liked how the 18 inch pillow filled it up a bit more, but it stuck a bit out of the end. 
  Is anyone else working on Mother's Day gifts?  I'd love to know what you are up to.

11 comments:

B-Z-Quilting said...

Beautiful! I love the fabric, love the pattern, and I am a huge fan of quilted pillows. Yours is lovely!
Rhonda

Kim said...

Your pillow is beautiful. I am not making anything special to give for Mother's Day.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Very nice pillow Kris! I'm sure your Mother will love it!

Maria said...

What a beautiful Mother's day gift.

Carol said...

Oh it's soooo pretty! What a wonderful gift!

Quilt Hollow said...

I think it is a beautiful pillow and bet your MIL will too! I'm not working on gifts for them but do have a quilt to give at Christmas.

PunkiePie (Jen) said...

Beautiful pillow to match the quilt! Great job! I am making zero Mother's Day gifts. My mom isn't much in the quilting of things. She likes them but they don't match her decor. And for my MIL... she's getting a quilt for her wedding anniversary this year. That's good enough for me. Happy Easter!

Allie said...

Wow that's beautiful! I love the ribbon too! I'm not working on anything yet, suppose I'd better get busy...

Cheryl said...

That pillow is really sweet and I love the ribbon. I need to check out that site.

Thimbleanna said...

It's adorable -- I love the pretty spring colors. I SHOULD be working on a Mother's Day gift -- but haven't managed to do so. Baaad Daughter!

Sinta Renee said...

That is a great pillow and it would make a great gift too!