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Tuesday, April 30, 2013

A Finish Finally!!!!

First, thank you so much for the very kind comments you made about the beach walk and the moon picture.  Your comments have given me the idea to do a post showing all my drift wood.  I need to get some of it back from my DD before I can do that.  I loaned her several pieces for some pictures she was taking.
Last summer, I showed some photos of a project I had started  several years ago.  I wanted to make pillows for my sofa using some of my cross stitch.  In the winter, I use barn red throws and pillows on the sofa.  It is such a nice warm color.  Well, now that Spring is here, I change the color to a nice cool blue.  That is the color I used for this project. As I have said before, finishing is not my strong suit.  Most of my stitching gets framed. Last week I became determined to finish these pillows!!! So after a few days, here is my result!

 The blues match better than they show in the photo.

 I love Quaker designs.

Notice the date!!! That's when I made the cross stitch part.  Am I not a great procrastinator???!!!!!! It only took 4 years!!!!!!

This is at the other end.  The pillows aren't perfect but they are done.  By the way, a store wanted $175 to make these pillows!!!!
I hope you are all having a good week and spring is showing up everywhere!!

22 comments:

  1. Love, love, love, just LOVE your blue Quaker pillow Barb. It is wonderful - I'm breaking some of the Commandments with my lustful thoughts!

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  2. Barb, the pillows are stunning!! I love the 2009 date, and look how much you saved by doing it yourself!!! Thanks for the kind words on our "spring" yard! Have a great week,
    Donna

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  3. Great job with the pillows. They are lovely.

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  4. The pillows are lovely - and good for you for finishing them. I am quite a procrastinator too, and have a basket with quite a collection of finished stitchery waiting to be framed or finished into a cushion cover or some other useful thing.

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  5. The pillows looks great - it's crazy how much that store wanted for them to make them for you, who out there would be willing to pay that much?

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  6. Your pillows are soooooooo pretty.
    Better than store pillows, that's for sure :)
    Love the color.
    Marilyn

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  7. Beautiful finish, the fabric matches the stitching perfectly!

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  8. Lovely pillows!
    I don't think anyone appreciates how much work goes into making a pillow unless they have made one!
    They are lovely!

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  9. I love Quaker designs too, your pillow look great! $175??....wow!

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  10. Great finish Barb! The colors are so pretty and soothing:)

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  11. I love your pillow Barb. They are fantastic.

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  12. Four years and a happy end - a wonderful happy end. This pillow looks really gorgeous!

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  13. Gosh, these are stunning! I can`t believe you`d say that finishing is not your strong suit - these cushions look professional! I`d take them back to the $175 place and wave them under their noses, lol!

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  14. Love those pillows, Barb--such a pretty shade of blue! And just think of all the new stash you can buy by sewing them up yourself :)

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  15. Hello

    I found your blog through Country Stitches.
    Your stitching is beautiful I love the blue you chose.
    I enjoyed my visit to your blog.
    Happy stitching!

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  16. Well done, your pillows are lovely!

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  17. So lovely! I can bring your driftwood back - anytime. Thanks for letting me use it.

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  18. What a lovely way to finish a piece and have it be both decorative and useful. You did a great job!

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  19. Wow - if finishing is not your strong suit I don't know what is! You could start a business making pillows with how professional yours looks. The design and color is gorgeous.

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