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Wednesday, February 23, 2011

By Order of the Management...

Jumping Monkeys Pillow

I finally finished just in time for Sew Mama Sew's Great Pillow Contest! I have wanted to make my little son Antonio a pillow for his bed forever now. He just recently learned how to jump so I thought using the 5 Funky Monkeys fabric was totally appropriate!

Jumping Monkeys Pillow
I digitized the machine embroidery for the center panel then hand embroidered "-The Management" afterward. It's sort of a silly "notice" from the Management a.k.a. his mom and dad :) I used a simple framing pattern for the outer squares and afterward straight line quilted around the panels. I wanted the stitching to be subtle and not the focus of the piece.

Jumping Monkeys Pillow

I used a blue banana print for the back and when I showed it to Antonio he could hardly contain his delight. He just learned how to say banana and was so happy it was on the pillow.

Jumping Monkeys Pillow

Here is a close up of the back label I sewed on. I really enjoyed making this free-handed pillow. I think the management is going to have to make a notice for his sister's crib soon :)

6 comments:

AnneMarie said...

Awww! This is the CUTEST! Nice job! Perfect!

jgirl said...

I love this one Trina! ;0)

MaryJo said...

I love this pillow....I voted for it on the Sew Mama Sew contest. Good luck!

Our Busy Little Bunch said...

This is SO cute and original! Great job!

MaryJo said...

I posted a picture of your pillow and a link to your post on my blog. Please let me know if this is okay, if not, I can remove it asap! I'm new at this! Thanks!

Katrina said...

Mary Jo, no problem! I love it when my projects are seen by more people :)