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Fun Retro VW Pillow

Friday, December 21, 2012

Last minute Christmas gift! I ran across this free pattern online and just had to make this for my sister-in-law. I have her name for our gift exchange this year and had already gotten her a gift certificate (her choice), but that isn't too fun on my part. They have an old VW van, so I thought they would enjoy this.

It was a kick to make. I used bright colors, and tried to get some fab, retro, psychedelic designs in there. I even had some fabric that had gold and silver stripes in it, so it worked out great for the tires.

On the front side, I did a fun paisley sorta quilting to add to the effect. The backside is pieced with two complimentary fabrics and straight-line quilted across.

All in all, it was a fun project and only took a few hours. Seemed like a snap compared to making quilts!

Oh - sssshhhhh. Don't tell my sil that you know what she's getting for Christmas. Don't want to ruin the surprise!

We are headed out today for a big family get together this weekend. My in-laws are having their 60th wedding anniversary and we're throwing them a big party tomorrow in Boise. And then our kids will be coming back home with us for Christmas. Jessica's bringing her boyfriend home, and Scott's bringing his puppy dog home, so it should be a nice houseful and just good to spend time with them all.

Since I won't be back online for awhile, my wish for you all is to have a Merry Christmas and enjoy great blessings throughout the coming year.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
HICKOK-HALEY 12/29/2012 6:50PM

    Sorry I'm so late in reading this. The Van is adorable. I bet your SIL was pleasantly surprised!
Peace, love baby!!

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CHERIRIDDELL 12/22/2012 12:23AM

    That is awesome I love it! Have a fabulous Christmas !

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SOPHIEMAE2007 12/21/2012 11:04PM

    My sister has promised me a quilt for several years now...actually it was a Christmas present. I am still waiting for it. LOL!! She is always working on other quilt projects.

Love the pillow.

Merry Christmas to you too!

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KLAD_COCKERS 12/21/2012 11:21AM

    The decorative stitching really adds to the feel of the pillow! Well-done!

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4DOGNIGHT 12/21/2012 9:32AM

    THat is so cute! I know she'll love it. You could sell these on E-bay! Or at least the pattern1

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HIKETOHEIGHTS 12/21/2012 9:29AM

    What a special gift!

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CARTOONB 12/21/2012 8:42AM

    Love the pillow! Don't worry, I'll keep your secret!

Have fun in Boise and with the kids at Christmas.

Merry Christmas to you as well!!!

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