(Found this post I wrote last month and obviously forgot to publish, but I'm so darn proud of these pillows - I'm always amazed when something I make other than a quilt comes out well - I wanted to show them off!)
A couple of my girlfriends at work and I get together for a Christmas lunch at a local restaurant every year and exchange holiday-themed gifts. We have a cafeteria at work, so we don't often go out to lunch, so it's something we really look forward to.
I love to take the opportunity to make them something every year and they seem to love my creations.
As soon as I saw the pillows in Camille Roskelly's Simplify (one of my favorites - I want to make just about everything in it and I have poured over this book repeatedly), I knew I wanted to make Christmas pillows for Sandy and Chris.
After I finished the tops, I put a piece of batting on the back and quilted straight lines in white thread - I think they look really nice.
I'll definitely be making more of these!