Friday, November 15, 2013

My Quilted Pillow Holiday Collection


(Today I am repeating part of a previous post.
It was originally published December 20, 2010.
You can find the original post here.
I'll explain why at the end.)

I adore quilts.
In my "next" life,
I might even become a quilter.
However, knitting is my passion in this life.
Therefore, I don't make quilts.
I have made a couple in the past, so I know what
a major project one is.
Thus, I've contented myself with making quilted
pillows instead of full sized quilts.


I've limited my quilted pillows to Christmas ones.
Several years ago I decided
I would make one new design each year,
then in a few years time,
I would have a lovely collection
to bring out at holiday time.



This is the first one I did.
I always quilted the year the pillow was made
somewhere on it,
so I can tell you without a doubt, 

this one is from 1991.


Here is 1993's pillow.


Unfortunately, I did not continue the tradition to present,
but, I did do it enough years to accrue a nice collection of
Christmas pillows.


This Celtic braid pillow is from 1994.
That was the first year I was part owner in a yarn shop
with four other dear friends.
Each of them got one of these pillows that year.
(That was almost like making a full quilt!)


This is one of my favorites.

You can see the year, 1995,
quilted in the center.

Now,  my reason for reposting...
I love my collection of quilted holiday pillows.
However, these days I am in a smaller house
and find my holiday decorating has
become a bit more streamlined.
These pillows are too special
to keep packed away,
so I have decided to let them go.
So, if you'd like to purchase 
one of them, please visit my
Etsy shop
and read about each one.
Perhaps each one will find
a new home to help decorate
at holiday time! 




3 comments:

Beth P said...

Hi Susan, first off to say you are not a quilter because you only make pillows, pish posh (or however one might spell that). I am a quilter and I have only made a few full size quilts with the rest being wall hangings, table runners and yes pillows! Second, they are all very lovely and that Celtic one that you made several of, all I can say is wow! :D
I'll have to pop over to your shop for a visit... I'm still looking at those gorgeous mittens you have for sale:D
Hugs sweet friend

Susie said...

Susan, What wonderful pillows . you do a really good job quilting. Blessings to you, xoxo,Susie

NanaDiana said...

Those are great pillows, Susan. I bet they sell quickly. You did a wonderful job on them- xo Diana

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