TGIFF – Cushion for Christmas & Daughters

I think I’ve had a few followers hitch a ride since I gave y’all the skinny on MsMidge’s Cushion for Christmas Blog Hop. My stop was last, last Wednesday, where I sipped on martinis, brushed out my weaves, and made my first cushion. It turned out so well my daughter took it off my hands and asked for another (the cushion, not the martini!) So we spent last Saturday evening together and whipped up this sexy beast in about four hours using my string piecing without a foundation tutorial.
Since the blog hop concludes today, and there are serious prizes to be won for linking up your own projects, I don’t want you to miss a beat! Check out the full roster of fabulousness at the end of this post, quickly whip your hair back and forth, and then whip out your own Cushion for Christmas!

And can you believe what that saucy, little minx said to me about five strings into this cushion? “Well, and for my third cushion I think it should be like this, but orange.” Well, yes, ma’am! Apparently I now make cushions on demand. At least I’ve taught her not to be shy about asking for what she wants, and well, when it comes to me, we all know she’s gonna get it! (I think she might know that, too).

Her favourite fabric in the entire pillow? “The white glittery one.” Oh, I’ve taught you so, so well.
Sunday 1st December – Midge at MsMidge
Monday 2nd December – Gemma at Pretty Bobbins
Tuesday 3rd December – Kristy at Quiet Play and MsMidge
Wednesday 4th December – Joshua at Molli Sparkles
Thursday 5th December – Rachel at Little White Dove
Friday 6th December – Fiona at Finding Fifth
Saturday 7th December – Abby at Things For Boys
Take a breath……
Sunday 8th December – Lauren at Molly & Mama Makes
Monday 9th December – Jodi at Tickle & Hide
Tuesday 10th December – Adrianne at On The Windy Side and MsMidge
Wednesday 11th December – Alyce at Blossom Heart Quilts
Thursday 12th December – Gina at Party of Eight
Friday 13th December – Jane at Quilt Jane
Linking up with TGIFF and Crazy Mom Quilts!

Pillow fight!

33 Responses

  1. The O's says:

    love the stitching. love the pillow. (don't want one though but thanks for asking!)

  2. Charlotte says:

    ah, teenage daughters! Love the cushion 🙂

  3. Ha ha ha, the glittery one! Molli you are the best dad!

  4. Vera says:

    Turned out pretty. I have the same "problem" as I only made one for two girls. What was I thinking?

  5. mollyandmama says:

    What a gorgeous creation. Love the colour selection!

  6. Biggest compliment is when you get asked for a second cushion (and a third by the sounds of it!)!

  7. memmens says:

    Love it – might even find time to whip one up for my teenage niece for Christmas

  8. I'm so lazy, I wish there was a "Like" button or even better a "love" button! Anyway, love this one too, think you should make one in each colour of the rainbow, actually, I dare you 😉

  9. Sooli says:

    Sounds like its time for a cushion making apprenticeship to me!

  10. Georgi says:

    LOVE your pillow! I really need to make something like this as a hostess gift ~ like today! Wish me luck 🙂

  11. Flo says:

    Love everything about your pillow! Thinking I should get busy and make a couple of them.

  12. audrey says:

    And then you'll make a fourth, and then a fifth….
    Seriously love! And it's so happy! I love all the white.

  13. Michele T says:

    Love, love, love it!! Maybe this is the patteen and idea I should use to make some pillows for my nieces!! Thanks for sharing!!

  14. wombatquilts says:

    Fabulous stuff as always Ms Sparkle.

  15. Pinspot says:

    I understand, I have four daughters! Thanks for the paperless tute, I'm pinning now.

  16. Simply fabulous, I love the Metallics in fabrics, am collecting scrap string pieces since your first cushion to do one, this one is just heavenly

  17. kc says:

    The more sparkle, the better, right? Our daughters are now 35 (36??) and yeah, they still get whatever they ask for…I'm pretty sure it'll be that way till we die…>sigh< Sure wish it worked that way with OUR parents…

    Love how your stitching boxed those puppies up!

  18. MsMidge says:

    Love this colour! Thanks so much for joining in with me!

  19. charlotte says:

    Ahhh, a glitter off the old sparkle that kid! Yes please to a rainbow of cushions!

  20. Am L says:

    Another beautiful pillow, and a very lucky daughter! I made my first pillow recently, and they are a bit addicting. I haven't tried your tutorial yet, but will give it a go soon. Thanks!

  21. A Nudge says:

    Gorgeous pillow! I can see why she snatched it. And thanks for the tutorial!

  22. Nicole says:

    Beautiful cushion!

  23. Love those colors! It's a very pretty cushion.

  24. LOL! You are teaching her well! Beautiful pillow, Josh!

  25. Katy Cameron says:

    Not as daft as she looks, eh? ;o) Will look forward to the orange version…

  26. snips says:

    Just gorgeous! Love the aqua and white!

  27. Stunning!!!!! 'Nuff said.

  28. Michele P. says:

    Love your fabric and color choices. Beautiful cushion.

  29. Kara says:

    Do you need another daughter? I would love one in red… and perhaps one in aqua too. Definitely with sparkle fabric included! You've done a fabulous job!

  30. Cheryl says:

    What a beautiful pillow and I love all of the fabrics you used

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