We made a pillow for my honey. The kids and I. You see, my honey does not have a quilt just yet. The kids have quilts. I have a quilt (a very small one!). But my honey, no…he has no quilt. We wanted to make him a gift, but it had to be something we could all manage to make for him. A pillow! Perfect!
I chose colors and fabrics that he prefers that are from my favorite designers (Anna Maria Horner, Carolyn Friedlander, Denyse Schmidt). Oh, and linen…linen, how I love you so. Let us not forget the pops of orange to go with our family room. Have I mentioned yet that I love lots of color?
I went full force with the improvisational piecing. I used scissors. Gasp! Scissors, you ask? Yes! It’s so freeing to work in this way, I love it. When I work improv, it’s like working on a painting for me. I may have an idea of where I am going, but not a solid one. It changes as I create. It gets better, sometimes not, but because I make up the rules, it always works out in the end. ; )
My son did a great job doing some of the piecing.
My daughter and I quilted the organic lines. She’s so proud. Look at that smile!
Why the On-Nee pillow, you ask? My honey and I, refer to each other as “On-Nee” as a term of endearment. We picked that up from my parents. They call each other “Honey” but because they do not pronounce their H’s in English because they are native Italian speakers, they pronounce it “On-Nee.” Cute, right?