Wednesday, May 11, 2011

It's What I've Been Working on Wednesday - a pillow


My husband was out of town this week, so I didn't get much sewing done. I did make this pillow (I swear my pillows aren't as wonkily shaped as they seem from my pictures!) before he left. My husband quickly claimed the pillow for our family room, and since he usually is unimpressed with my projects, I decided to let him keep it ;). I like it too. Red wing blackbirds are my favorite birds :).

15 comments:

Tree Dellinger said...

This is just fabulous! Redwing blackbirds always remind me of the height of summer. I'd love to see your take on a set of pillows, one for each season, with a different bird and plant on each one.

Resweater said...

Thanks! I have a couple more redwing blackbird pillows to go (I have some of the pieces cut out), and I will be trying cardinals & blue jays next, because my son requested them :) That's a great idea with the seasons!

kris10dale said...

Oh WOW! I really, really love this!

Resweater said...

Thank you! I start to doubt my work after a while, so it's comments like this that keep me going :)

Maggie said...

Don't doubt your work. This is absolutely gorgeous! You should offer up some PDFs with cutout patterns so we can have a pillow sew-along with you!

Mary Keenan said...

LOVE the pillow!!! and totally love that your husband claimed it :^)

Resweater said...

You are all so sweet!

Maggie, i'd love to make PDFs, but I don't know how. I mostly just wing it with my appliques, but it's a good idea to make something like that.

teekaroo said...

I love redwing blackbirds...and cat-tails! I can't tell though, are the stems of the cat-tails wool, or is that just stitching?

victoria said...

gorgeous!

Resweater said...

Thanks! The stems are wool, but they are stitched on.

Alison said...

This is gorgeous! I might have to try and make one, my daughter is bird mad so would love it!

Resweater said...

Alison, You should try it! It wasn't as hard as I thought it would be. I Googled "red winged blackbirds on cattails" & "cattails", and clicked on images, to get inspiration on colors, positioning, etc.

Anonymous said...

That is lovely....nice job!

Ms. Zimmer Teaches in Math Land said...

Awesome pillow! Especially love your banner! Amy

Resweater said...

Thanks! :)