Friday, May 3, 2013

Thanks, Girlfriend!

A few weeks ago my friend Jin sent me the most amazing Hello Kitty care package. If you didn't know this, I do love me some Hello Kitty. I asked her to pick up the Hello Kitty date stamp at Michaels for me, since I have no Michaels nearby, and she picked up a bunch more! Journals, tapes, embellishments, bookmarks and MORE. I'm a grown-up for the most part, but it's still fun to get a surprise in the mail! So I wanted to make her something special to show my appreciation. Since Jin isn't a quilter, I felt somewhat confident making her a quilted pillow. I had my doubts through the whole thing, like I do with pretty much every project, but I sent it anyway and she loves it! Here's the pillow I made using simple 4-patches and a heart patch from EQ, plus some white sashing. Fabrics are all from my stash and some were leftovers from other quilts.



and I made this super simple card for her too. I always want to use these cute mini clothespins from SU but they don't fit well in an envelope so this was the perfect opportunity.



ingredients:
white card stock: neenah
blue card stock: stampin' up
baker's twine: martha stewart
clothespins: stampin' up
stamp and ink: stampin' up
cloud embossing folder: stampin' up


19 comments:

June K said...

What a pretty quilt pillow. I like.

jimlynn said...

Dang! I wish I'd been the one to send you Hello Kitty stuff!!!!! LOVE this pillow - it's smashing! SO pretty!!!
Love that CAS card too. I have a bunch of those tiny clothes pins and yes, they're kinda hard to put in a regular envelope to mail.
Lynn

Kristi said...

Wow! What a great pillow! Quilting is something I have been afraid to try because it seems like precision is key. But maybe trying it on a smaller scale like this would be doable.

Thanks for stopping by my blog today and your sweet comment!

Tracy said...

Wow, your pillow is beautiful.
I really like the heart at the bottom:) How could she not love this, it is beautiful and a quilt of any kind is such a precious gift from the heart.
You card is equally beautiful. I like the background.

Becky said...

oh My Gosh Gale, What An AMAZING Thank You Gift! So Sweet Of Her To Send You ThatGoodie Package :)

sewpaintit.blogspot.com.au said...

Love the cushion! What a lovely surprise that must have been for her!

MiamiKel said...

There you are, Gale! I keep stalking your blog to see how you are and glad to see a post! YAY! This is over the top cute!!! Love love!! x0x0

horsemarkcards said...

What a cute pillow and I love the card! I have scraps from a quilt I am making and will make my first pillow quilt. Thanks for sharing this!
~Vickie

SuperMomNoCape said...

What a beautiful gift you made for her... both the pillow and the card.

Chris D. said...

Wow Gale! What a fantastic thank you gift and card! So adorable!

Lynn Murphy said...

I love that pillow and what a great surprise. I love getting surprises too. Great fun.

Tracey Jean said...

Beautiful job on the pillow. Such a sweet gift...
BCU!

Jingle said...

GORGEOUS! LOVE the pillow and totally love the card!

Shauna said...

Cute! Love both the cheery pillow and the card! Very creative!

Cathy said...

Found you through Sew Many Ways Find a Friend Friday. Love your blog!

I would love for you to share and link up at my TGIF Link Party.
http://apeekintomyparadise.blogspot.com/2013/05/tgif-link-party-2.html

Hugs, Cathy

Mary Pat Siehl said...

oh my i love them both!!!! both simply wonderful!!

Cheryl said...

Oh my goodness Gayle! Love your adorable pillow and precious card!

Marcy said...

Wow Gale, Your pillow is fantastic! I love the blocks of colors and the heart. Your card matches perfectly! You have some mad skills girl! Awesome job! :)

Cr8ive ME said...

What a super cute pillow.

I love your card too. Mini clothespins are some of my favorite embellishments although I don't get a chance to create enough with them.

Hugs,
Mary

P.S. Brown coats unite!

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