April 7, 2016

Hands All Around

Something like 10 or 12 years ago, I cleared out lots of my old creations with a giveaway to friends and family.  One friend took a pillow, one of the first I made way back when.

She has used that pillow so much, even taking it along in her camper on a cross-country trip, that it has faded away until the navy print is a super pale grey.  Time for a new pillow, I figured.  (The block on this one is Single Wedding Ring.  And in case you're curious, the semi-circles quilted around the border were traced around the inside of a roll of masking tape.)

Here's the new pillow I made for her.

The block is Hands All Around, one of my all-time favorites, and one that suits her personality well.  She is much into building community, her hands knit and cook and garden, and she is a loving and supportive friend.

The fabrics represent green foliage, purple flowers, and blue skies.  I didn't plan it that way, but just pulled out fabrics until I found a combination that I liked, and there it was.

I had a lovely, relaxing time making the pillow - no deadline, no rules - and therefore, I put aside everything else on my to-do list, and finished it quite quickly!

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