August 13, 2010
Make It : A Patchwork Pillow
Posted by Blake Ramsey
Our dear friend Laura Normandin is having a baby! We made a collective gift for Laura—an embroidered patchwork pillow. Athena cut small squares of linen, we each embroidered one or two, and then Steph assembled them into a pillow. It was great seeing all the different styles and techniques together—a personal gift with a lot of character!
1 We did an alphabet sampler scattered through the pillow. Steph did QRS with little rain droplets.
2 Squares done by Jodi, Morgan, and Athena.
3 Steph very carefully arranged and rearranged the squares until she found the perfect configuration.
6 All sewn and ready for the pillow and backing!
7 Even the back looks pretty!
Laura posted a picture of the completed pillow on her blog.
We gave Laura her pillow at a shower we hosted recently. In the spirit of stereotypical pregnancy cravings, the shower was pickles and ice cream themed. Check out the gallery below for some shots from the party!
1 We added kraft paper "cones" to helium balloon "ice cream scoops."
4 Steph made some cucumber tea sandwiches.
5 I love the way Steph arranged her sandwiches!
6 Marcie made pickle-shaped cookies for homemade ice cream sandwiches- yum!
7 Morgan made a delicious lemon-ginger spritzer.
8 And the guest of honor- Laura!
9 With her lovely husband Ben- the proud parents-to-be.
10 Steph passes out snacks.
11 Notice how Kylie's gift on the lower right is wrapped to look like Neapolitan ice cream- too cute!
13 Kylie couldn't wait for the real ice cream to be served.
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