pillows for my parents

Everyone needs an extra set of pillows, right? I made this set up for my parents for Christmas. I went with a simple patchwork design, using lots of Joel Dewberry’s Modern Meadow fabrics along with some Kei honeycomb and solids.

The fronts are quilted with random quilting lines, and they’re backed with one of my favorite prints from the Modern Meadow line.

My favorite part might be the white binding. I love how the addition of the white brightened up the whole look of the pillows. And I’m pleased to say that they were well received!


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And speaking of Christmas, we attempted to get a nice photo of us during our Christmas Eve celebration…

And here’s what we ended up with instead -

(26 weeks!)
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34 Responses to pillows for my parents

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    Collette says:

    That’s actually a great picture! You both look so happy and I love how it looks like you’re doing a belly bump!

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    darlene says:

    the pillows are lovely, but …. you two …. so cute together and ya’ll look so happy … merry christmas ….

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    Cindy says:

    I think you look great. I found your blog through some CG wives. LOVE the quilty stuff! :)

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    jessie says:

    I agree – the picture is perfect! Happy Happy!

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    Beth says:

    LOVE the pillows! And, the two of you couldn’t be cuter :)

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    You look great! It’s a cliche but true – you are glowing!

    Love peeking in on what you’re making. Lovely lovely stuff!

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    traceyjay says:

    beautiful pillows and adorable belly!

    (and oh my word how cute is that baby gonna be…). :)

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    CJ says:

    CUTE Pillows and adorable picture of the three of you. :D

    So how is the binding applied to the pillow?? Would it be like piping? Please share if you have time.

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    Susan Ingle says:

    I think that’s a great picture of the three of you!

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    tuolivia says:

    Congrats on the baby bump! It always seem to be a dream until the bump starts to show :)

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    Great pillows, beautiful fabrics! Joel Dewberry is one of my favs!

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    tara says:

    love the fabrics you chose for the pillows! and congrats on the little one on the way, too :)

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    Georgia says:

    The pillows are lovely! Snow makes such a great backdrop for your quilty pics – I wish it snowed where I live!
    The Christmas photo is perfect! :-)

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    Sarah says:

    Those pillows are beautiful – I would be delighted to receive such a beautiful gift. And your bump is just too gorgeous – you both look so very happy together. Congratulations xx

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    Melissa says:

    You are both glowing! Great picture!

    I love the pillows. That’s something I have to try. I really, really like the print on the back too.

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    Susan Snooks says:

    Great pillows! And a lovely photo of the growing family!

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    Love the pillows! Modern Meadow is my favorite line ever I think. The two of you look so cute in that picture!

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    Kar says:

    Love the pillows with the random quilting lines! The fabrics are great. I think the picture turned out great. :)

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    Terri says:

    Wonderful gift for the parents! I think my mom would love to receive something like this from me. Definitely going to remember this next time I need a gift for them. Great colors and great random quilting. BTW, love that cute pic of you two!

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    Sarah C. says:

    What a great idea to bind the edges of the pillow! I’ve got a pillow top waiting to be quilted that I’m going to try this out on!!

    And you two look so cute together (or should I say you three?)

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    Bec Clarke says:

    Well I think it’s a lovelty photo, I love a natural photo and you both look so happy.

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    jan says:

    Adorable! Oh–and the pillows are cute, too… :-)

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    anna says:

    great great great pillows. love the quilting and the white binding like you said. Totally awesome pic, you two are so cute!

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    Dawn says:

    Love the pillows But that BUMP looks fabulous… such a happy snap.
    Happy New Year 2011
    Hugs Dawn x x

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    Astrid says:

    I agree with all the previous comments: the pillows are so lovely (what a great idea, i should sew some for my parents,too!) and you two looks so happy, all the best for you three in 2011!

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    carolyn says:

    i adore baby-bumps! congrats to you and your hubs!

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    elsa says:

    great pillows and the two of you are adorable!

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    Shannon says:

    Love these pillows! This color way is my favorite and the solids you incorporated are perfect!

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    Emmmylizzzy says:

    That is the cutest little baby bum ever! You two are going to make one cute little kid :)

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    Rosalie says:

    Such gorgeous pillows. What a lovely gift :)

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    Jody says:

    I love that smokey blue color in your pillows/quilts…what is it? Thanks Ashley!

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