Saturday, June 9, 2012

First Ever Tuck Pillow

Well, I made my first ever tuck pillow - it's not perfect, but I was pretty proud of it!  A friend of mine tried to make one for me, but when I got it, the part where you tuck the stitching into wasn't deep enough.  So, I decided to try it myself.  I found the instructions on Cyber Stitchers.  The fabric has yellow dots in the middle of the flowers that are hard to see in this picture, and the Letter S is a yellow background with blue flowers with white centers, so it's kind of the inverse of the letter S.  I even found a daisy button to stitch on the top of it (I played with a couple of options - my first thought was a button on each corner, but that looked too busy, so I went with the top center button. 



And here is my niece at her graduation party after she opened it.  I didn't get a good picture of it after she took it out of the plastic bag!  Oh well!!!  She seemed pleased with it - I liked it because it wasn't stuffy like a lot of graduation patterns are.




12 comments:

grannystitches said...

I love it beautiful I wish I could make one.
Hugs Kim

Ruth P. said...

That's a good idea. She'll enjoy a pillow much more that a sampler on the wall.

JoAnn McLaughlin said...

wonderful job, you did a really nice job on your first tuck pillow

Emily in NC said...

Great job with the pillow, and your niece looks so pleased with it.

Linda M said...

Great job on the pillow. I'm sure your niece will treasure it.

Lisa said...

Kathy, I love the pillow, and your niece will definately love it.

Katrien said...

you did great!

Laura aka Yaya said...

That is awesome!! Great job!

Joy said...

It doesn't look that bad. I did a tuck pillow once. Unfortunately, that was before I started photographing my stitching so the picture is lost :( I made the pillow part myself so it didn't turn out the greatest in the world.

mab3500 said...

Beautiful! You did a wonderful job on both the pattern and pillow.

Elena said...

I love your pillow, it's cute.
congrats!!

I would love to make one.

mdgtjulie said...

Grats on the finish, Kathy. It looks great. I really like that pattern too!!