Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Pillow for Grandad

Thank you all so much for your sweet comments. I'm feeling the love big time :-)

Just to let you know, Granddad is much better, and when I got to the hospital last night I found out he is coming home today! Yey :-)

Amy made a great suggestion, she said "Why not make him a coming home present?", and so, when I couldn't sleep last night, that's exactly what I did! So I'm here to tell you I have now made up with my sewing machine. She missed me, but understood. And the way we were up partying at 2am made her very cheerful indeed... hopefully the neighbours weren't too annoyed!!


I had most of a charm pack of Moda's Java left from another project (which I got on super duper sale, £3!!), but not enough to make a pillow exactly the same as the I made before, from this tutorial. So I used what I had, and trimmed the block square (I think it was 11 inches?). Then I used 4" sashing to make it bigger and I think it worked out pretty good.


It has an interest, but is in no way fussy or girly. My Granddad appreciates the finer things in life such as a good single malt, the latest Pratchett novel, the grand prix and architecture. So this geometric kind of pattern is perfect for him.  I stitched in the ditch just around the main block, and then straight line quilted a couple of rows either side. Simple, elegant,  understated.  


I bound one side of the envelope on the back with a red stripe print, I think its American Jane, and just hemmed the other side because really you never see it.... and I didn't have enough left to do both.

I might make a matching one for Granny for Christmas :-)



13 comments:

  1. Wow! When you get your mojo back you get it back with a vengeance! Well done you. I am sure grandad will love it.

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  2. That is the perfect homecoming present. It looks so classy - cool and understated but has such presence that you will definitely stop and take notice.

    2 a.m. sewing mojo works wonders. Well done, you.

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  3. such a sweet present!
    Glad you made up with your sewing machine too. May you have many more fun all nighters together soon. Heheheh

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  4. Love your cushion cover - the design and colours are gorgeous...your grandad sounds LOVELY!

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  5. It's fabulous! I'm so pleased he's coming home and now he has a new cushion to lean against!

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  6. It looks perfect for him, although more like a cushion than a pillow ;o)

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  7. Fab cushion! I'm sure your GD will love it, especially because you made it. I think a matching set would be perfect. Jxo

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  8. What a lovely present for your grandad :) I hope he makes a speedy recovery and that things settle down a little for you.

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  9. What a wonderful coming home gift.. and I definitely think you need to make a matching one for gram!!
    ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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  10. Gorgeous cushion and so perfect for your Grandad - glad he's going home :)

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  11. Yippee for a healthy Grandad! So glad to hear he's well.
    The pillow is so perfect. Great color and interest, but still manly. A rough combination, but you mastered it!

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  12. Cool - approve of his other interests and sure it will go down as well as a wee dram of Scotch!

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  13. Gorgeous but manly! and I recognise that fabric, glad it's being used :) x

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