Monday, August 16, 2010

Feather Your Nest

Each month we have a new challenge so for August we decided that it should be "Feather Your Nest" month. I realize that it's already halfway through but, better late than never right? Anyway, this challenge is dedicated to the little household things that surround us everyday like pillows, pictures, blankets, etc.

To kick things off, I chose to cover some ugly floor pillows that my husband is not ready to relinquish. I once again dipped into my stash of scraps and muslin and plunged for the first time into the applique arena. I love birds and have a minor obsession with monograms and the bird pillow below is the result. While the hubs really likes the pillow, he thought it was slightly, uhh, girlie so I had to change direction and make a Texas man themed pillow (go Longhorns!).

For pillows that you sit on, I like how the covers turned out. They are bright, used up pesky scraps and I was able to practice appliqueing. All in all, a very fun project!

1 comment:

  1. Love the pillows. And it cracks me up that you refer to Phil as 'the hubs.'