This will definitely be a keeper in our family to come.
Each flower is embroidered with each of our family members' initial: J.A.Q.S.
A closeup of the initials. One for each one of us :). Haha does that mean no more kids :P???
The edge is framed with strips from the Moda 12 Days of Christmas Charm pack - each square cut in half (5" x 2.5") and sewn along each side of the pillow. As a batter of fact, all the color fabric, excluding the back, is from the Moda 12 Days of Christmas Charm pack.
A top view of the pillow frame.
The whole pillow top, minus the appliques are quilted with swirls to match the swirls of the frame Moda fabric:
The back of the quilt is kept simple by a single fabric from Bryant Park:
The appliques are raw-edged hand sewn own using blanket stitches.
Here is a closeup of the family tree trunk:
I decided not to use webbing on the tree trunk so it started to fray it a little around the corners - nothing to worry about but just enough to create a very nice rustic look to the tree trunk.
A closeup of a flower:
One larger circle and one smaller one make up this simple 'flower'.
I hope this pillow inspires you to start your next Holiday tradition or at least a fun little addition to your holiday decor. I know I had a lot of fun making it and it will be a treasured piece in our household for a very long time.
Thanks for visiting the 12 Weeks of Christmas - Week 2 :). Can't wait till the next project!
BTW - I am will also be creating a tutorial for this project. Stay tuned :).