Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Cute Little Pillow

Yesterday I found an old Kindred Spirits book on clearance for 75% off that had lots of rug hooking projects in it. I have always liked their designs, so I bought it - and today I worked up one of the pillows that was in it. I've always wanted to hook through a wool backing instead of the normal monks cloth or linen, and that's what I did with this one. The hit & miss design of the star works well with my other hit & miss projects that are in the living room.


It was actually made in two pieces. For the pillow itself I used an old army blanket. The hooked section is actually like a sleeve, or a wrap and is open on both ends where the prairie points are - it is just pulled over the green pillow. I guess I could make different covers for it and change it out for the seasons if I wanted to!


I always enjoy finding ways to use up some of my worms and a chance to dip into my button jars and find just the right ones for the project.


10 comments:

Calico Rabbit said...

I have this book too! I got it when a local quilt shop closed, Great job on the pillow, Thanks for the inspiration!
Kerri

Barb said...

I love your pillow...so cute!

Joanne said...

Wow you made it that fast - I could do the hooking part but you would lose me on the assembly! Very nice finish job - love it!

Kim said...

Very creative. It turned out beautiful.

Diane said...

that is great! I love the simplicity of it.

Linda said...

Great job on the pillow. With the cooler weather approaching, may be time to cut some wool and seek out a new design. Thanks for sharing your pillow.

Kaaren said...

It's beyond cute, Gayle. I love it! It would fit perfectly in my home as well!

Angie said...

Wow, that is a beautiful pillow, and man, you did it so FAST!!! Lovely!

Deb said...

Your pillow came out so great. I just love it!

Pan said...

Cute cushion, the buttons work very well too. Fabulous sewing machine in your header.