June 25, 2008

Classic Car Pillow

Here's one that I couldn't risk posting until now.



I made this pillow for my Dad for Father's Day but couldn't give it to him until this last weekend. I could have mailed it but I wanted to see his face when I gave it to him. It is always so hard to buy a gift for Dad... When I was little he used to re-build these old cars... in particular the 1931 Plymouths like on the pillow. He is also a coffee-addict. Notice how I strategically placed the car applique over the fabric so that the man with the coffee is driving!





I got him a couple Hot Rod magazines too. He really liked it! Here is a look at the cover without the pillow...



Enjoy your afternoon tea & quilted crafts :o)

15 comments :

  1. So sweet! No wonder he loved it!

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  2. Wow! This is wonderful!
    And funny with this man drinking coffee ;)
    I can imagine how happy your Dad was :)

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  3. At first sight I thought the car was printed originally on the fabric.... Wow, it's sooo great application!!!

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  4. Brilliant cushion! Love the car applique - the detail on the car is amazing. I am not surprised it was a big hit with your father.

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  5. it looks gorgeous
    i think its great that you were able to use fabric with a little coffee drinking guy! too cute

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  6. This just rocks! Awesome work.

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  7. Hi Laurraine,very beautiful your jobs and lovely blog!Compliments :)))

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  8. Ok, you totally rocked Father's Day. I have GOT to get my act together next year...Your work is so fantastic. Thanks for sharing!
    k

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  9. This pillow makes me miss my Dad! What a wonderful present for your Dad, L. I'm sure he'll treasure it!

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  10. What a beautiful and thoughtful gift. I loved your story and all the detail in your finished pillow.

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  11. Lucky Dad to have such a sweet talent daughter like you! Lovely pillow indeed!

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  12. What a beautiful, meaningful gift!

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  13. я просто в восторге от Вашего блога!!!Столько всего интересного.Никогда не занималась пэчворком,а вот сейчас прямо "заболела"этим занятием.А не подскажете,где Вы берёте такие интересные идеи,или это Ваша выдумка?

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