Friday, June 14, 2013

Finish it up Friday with Crazy Mom Quilts!!

I have been so anxious to show this finish-up!  A very sweet story is behind these pillows.  Mr H and I had a special gift for our children and their spouses.  We just didn't want to hand them an envelope and say, 'here is your gift', so MR H asked if I could come up with something clever.  I immediately knew what I was going to make.  The money is to help with the down payment on their next homes, so I thought a house pillow with a hidden pocket would be perfect!!

 First I had to design the houses. Then it took over an hour just to choose the fabric.  I finally went with the girls' favorite colors. 

I needed a pocket to insert a check, and thought that it would be safe inside the front door.  The buttons used for the door nobs are over 75 yrs old!  The reason for the fire print on the front door?  My son-in-law is the president of "CMA", (Christian Motorcycle Assoc.) and I wanted him to feel special.  He noticed it right away.

I even put pleated curtains in the bright sunny window.

I had a chance to practice different quilting methods!  It was great fun, and boosted my confidence for bigger projects.

This finish-up is linking to the Finish Up Friday link at Crazy Mom Quilts!!  Check out what others have finished up this week!!

ALSO, don't forget about the Let's get acquainted - New Blogger Blog Hop over at Plum and June!
Thanks Beth for this great hop.  It has given everyone a chance to meet so many talented quilty friends!!  Here is the Blog Hop schedule.  It is running now through the end of July!           .

Friday, June 7th
Nancy @ Owen's Olivia
Amy @ 13 Spools
Casey @ The Studiolo 
Nanette @ Yeah, I Made That

Friday, June 14
Julie @ Jolie Maxtin
Melissa @ Melia Mae Quilting
Adrianne @ On The Windy Side
Molli @ Molli Sparkles
Laura @ Little And Lots
Valerie @ Between Quilts

Friday, June 21
Leigh Anne @ Ella's Cottage
Sarah @ Quilt Candy
Jackie @ NW Patchwork
Erica @ Happy Fabric
Stephanie @ Simple Sewendipity
Lauren @ Seraphym

Friday, June 28
Green @ So Sew Green
Gwendellyn @ The Rainbow Revolts
Jessica @ Stitched In Thyme
Kathy @ Kayak Quilting
Michelle @ Factotum Of Arts
Kris @ Sew Sunshine
Camilla @ Faffling

Friday, July 5
Christa @ Christa Quilts!
Stephanie @ Quarter Incher

Fridau, July 12
Anne @ PlayCrafts
Cath @ Wombat Quilts

Friday, July 19
Alison @ Making Happyness
Ella and Nesta @ Ella & Nesta's Little Room
Nicole @ Modern Handcraft
Aylin @ AyliN-Nilya
Kelsey and Amanda @ Everyday Fray

Friday, July 26
RobinSue @ RobinSue Quilts
Elisa Lea @ Lovelea Designs
Elizabeth @ In The Boondocks
Emily @ Sew E.

Linking to:  Tuesday Archives at Val's Quilting Studio!


Janine @ Rainbow Hare said...

These are wonderful - you really did come up with a clever way to give those checks. I love all the little details :)

Paula said...

The pillows are great! I might do that for my kids when they get their own homes (minus the $$ of course!) ;-)

Trepmom said...

What a fantastic idea! You are so creative! I'm sure your daughters loved the pillows (and the check). They turned out lovely.

Kim said...

Such a clever idea, Vicki.....very creative!!, so cute!!

Live a Colorful Life said...

These are SUPER cute!! Love the new blog look.

CitricSugar said...

You did a beautiful job! I love the hidden pockets… You made a generous gift seem even warmer. Your children are lucky folks. :-)

Val's Quilting Studio said...

Vicki these are A D O R A B L E!!Thanks for linking and rejuvinating the post under our house theme at TUesday ARchives. :)

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