Monday, June 25, 2012

Patriotic Pillow

This past Saturday we drove out to the country to visit some wonderful friends.  They have their property in Sommerville, TX and a short gulf cart drive to the lakes edge.  I love it!!  Well, we never go or leave there empty handed. Not that we expect or they expect anything, it's just a nice gesture since we only get to see them about once a year.  I wanted to make something that I knew they would enjoy and appreciate.  So I decided on a Patriotic Pillow.  Of course it can be put out all year round, not just the 4th of July. 


The Patriotic Pillow
(I apologize for the not so great pics. I was in a hurry)
I decided on the more muted colors of Red, White and Blue. 
1.) Washed and pressed the 3 fat quarters.
2.) Made my cuts, I didn't measure - I usually eyeball everything.
3.) I printed out a star, traced it onto cardboard and cut it out.
4.) I traced stars on the light fabric.
5.) Cut out my stars and they're ready to be sewn on.
6.) I sewed using a zig-zag stitch.  I sewed on the stripes to the light fabric, I sewed the stars to the blue fabric, then sewed the blue fabric onto the light fabric.   Then I used embroidery floss to sew the buttons onto the stars.

For the back I used burlap lined with the light fabric, I didn't want the stuffing to poke out thru the burlap.

Here is the finished pillow.  I have to say they really loved it.  I loved making it for them. 
I made another pillow for my friend's birthday but I will show hers later.  If you follow me on Instagram (@fifiybr) then you got to see a sneak peek of it and I also introduced her pet potbelly pig Bacon.  Her parents are the ones who received the Patriotic Pillow.


Thanks for stopping by, everyone have a fabulous day!! 

Until the next project.....


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75 comments:

  1. That is a very nice gift! Anyone would love it! :)

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  2. So cute and rustic! I love all of the fabric choices you made. Thanks for linking up at Etcetorize!

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  3. I love your pillow! It turned out great!!!

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  4. This is a fantastic pillow! Good job. I hope you will link this up to my Patriotic Project Parade going on now through July 4th.

    http://www.itsybitsypaperblog.com/2012/06/patriotic-project-parade-linky-party.html

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  5. This Pillow ROCKS!! Love it!

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  6. Darling pillow. Love your fabric choices ~

    Mary

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  7. Awesome I love it! I'm a new follower, I would love if you followed me back at www.iheartpears.blogspot.com

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  8. Such a lovely cushion, I love the way you've adapted the Stars and Stripes

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  9. This is super cute! I saw this over @ The Winthrop Chronicles. Thanks for posting!

    Julie
    www.jamscorner.com

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  10. I love this pillow. Even better that you didn't measure! Thanks so much for sharing on Tout It Tuesday. Hope to see you next week.

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  11. matrazenbezug24.deJune 26, 2012 at 11:58 AM

    The theme of design of pillows are to different "patriotic" , i think it is use mainly at the time of meetings , or just used for home also.

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  12. This is just fabulous! What a beautifully made and very thoughtful gift!

    Thanks so much for sharing at Pillowpalooza!

    :)

    Linda

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  13. Red, white and whoo...your pillow is adorable. Great job!

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  14. Great little pillow! Thanks for sharing at the All Star Block Party.

    Holly

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  15. What a beautiful pillow, I love patriotic decor!
    Thanks for sharing at tip toe thru tuesday!
    xoxo
    Kim

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  16. The simplicity and the symbolism of the stars and stripes never cease to move me. Well done - looks wonderful.

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  17. Fabulous idea and beautiful result!

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  18. Love the patriotic pillow. Wonderful gift and thanks for your gift of *how to*!

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  19. Love the rustic feel of it... so cute!!

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  20. Oh! What a sweet gift for your dear friends. It's so darling, you've got me all inspired!

    Happy Rednesday!

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    1. lol! Glad you liked it and found inspiration.

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  21. Oh, my goodness! What will your hands find to do next?

    Locked Red Door

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  22. Lovely gift and tutorial! Happy Rednesday!

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  23. I really like the muted colors on this! All the ones I see retail are too bright. I'd love this in my home!

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  24. Hi! My first time visiting!..saw you on rednesday..love your pillow! Thanks for the instructions on how to. I will try it. Happy 4th!Sunny109

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  25. I am just crazy about the pillow, and it makes me wish that I was the friend who was so lucky to receive it!
    Happy REDnesday,
    Carol

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  26. What a lovely pillow! Perfect to leave out year-round! Would you be willing to link this up to my Red, White, Blue & You link party? I'd love to have you! Thanks, Michelle http://www.michellepaige.blogspot.com/2012/05/red-white-blue-you-holiday-link-party.html

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    1. Thanks again for linking up! I'm featuring your pillow tomorrow on my blog.

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  27. Fifi, this turned out really nice. I like the muted colours, as you described them. Thanks for sharing at our party this week.

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  28. Adorable pillow... just love it...

    Thank you for linking up to the ALL STARS BLOCK PARTY!!!

    Carri
    simplydonewright.blogspot.com

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  29. Oh how crafty and cute! That's inspiring me to bring more than a dip to my next party.

    Happy seeing beautiful!

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  30. So cute! We will be featuring this today on our Patriotic Round-Up today!

    Take care,

    Trish

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  31. This is such a cute pillow! I love the muted colors. Thanks for sharing at Terrific Tuesdays.
    Rachel
    adventuresofadiymom.blogspot.com

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  32. That is so cute! I love decorating with red, white and blue! Thanks for sharing at the Pomp Party! Pinning to our Pomp Party board!

    Jill @ Create.Craft.Love.

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  33. Your pillow turned out so cute!!! Just found you at Link Up With Me, Liz Marie. Blessings ~ Judy @ addicted2homedecor.blogspot.com

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  34. Love the pillow! Thanks for sharing at the Creative Corner Blog Hop!

    Holly
    http://hollysstampingaddiction.blogspot.com/

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  35. Your pillow rocks! I would love for you to share this with us at Inspire Me Monday at Create With Joy!

    I'm also hosting Friendship Friday - please share your Independence Day plans and make some new friends! :-)

    Create With Joy
    http://create-with-joy.com

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  36. I LOVE this! I'm pinning it. =)

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  37. Cute pillow, like your color choices!

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  38. Cute pillow. I have a Blog Hop, and I would love it if you would link this post. You can find it at
    http://www.adornedfromabove.com/2012/06/natural-hair-gel-and-wednesdays-adorned.html
    It is called Wednesdays Adorned From Above Blog Hop.
    I hope to see you there. Have a great Day.
    Debi Bolocofsky
    Adorned From Above

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  39. I am inviting you to my blog hop:
    http://juliejewels1.blogspot.com/2012/06/show-your-stuff-30-redid-no-fail.html

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  40. Love it! Featuring you in the July 4th spectacular on Sunday. Thanks so much for linking up at I Gotta Create! <3 Christina

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  41. I'm so glad you shared your project with us Fifi - I'm excited to feature you at Inspire Me Monday at

    Create With Joy
    http://create-with-joy.com

    I look forward to seeing more of your awesome creations at our weekly party! :-)

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  42. This is a great pillow! I like that it is rectangular - like the flag!

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  43. LOVE the pillow! It has a beautiful vintage feel to it! Great job!!

    Thank you so very much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream to Reality! :) xoxo

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  44. Stinkin' cute!!! LOve the riustic feel of the pillow! Great job - I know your friends must have loved it!
    Thanks for linking up this week-
    Stacey of Embracing Change

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  45. I'm a new follower. I love your pillow, follow me back http://aetcheverry.blogspot.com/

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  46. It's terrific! Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop. I hope you have a lovely week xo

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  47. Beautiful job! Featured you today!
    Stacey of Embracing Change

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  48. I love this pillow, its great for the 4th! I hope you have a good 4th of July. Thanks for sharing at Showcase Your Talent Thursday!

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  49. I loved this so much I featured it today: http://trophyw.blogspot.com/2012/07/will-craft-for-fun-47.html

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  50. Adore your pillow and always love to see the red, white and blue! Thank you for sharing your creativity at Potpourri Friday. Hope you will make it a weekly party stop!

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  51. What a cute pillow. Great job on this! Thanks for linking up with me for Friday Favorites. I'm featuring you this week. Come by and grab my featured button if you'd like one.

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  52. how cute! I am totally pinning this! thanks for sharing and have a fab weekend!

    Hugs,
    Lelanie

    to-sew-with-love.com
    tocookwithlove.com
    villaportillo.blogspot.com

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