Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Sewing Some Spots

I feels like forever since blogged about sewing. This post has been burning a hole in my pocket. Thankfully the UPS man delivered and I can finally share!

A little birdie told me that my friend Kate wanted some polka dot pillows for her third grade classroom. She has this awesome game theme going on and wanted to add some Twister style pillows. I was happy to have a birthday gift suggestion and even happier that I had all the fabric and supplies in my stash! The white is fleece so it was easy to sew, soft and should be pretty stain resistant.

Seeing them all stacked up, looking just the way I had envisioned was the icing on the cake.

Pile of Polka Dot Pillows
They aren't exactly like Twister. In fact, Cliff said his favorite was the "Wonder bread pillow" on the top. Still, I think they are fun.

Polka Dot Pillows for Kate
Cliff always teases me that "everything becomes a lesson plan." From left to right, warm colors, cool colors, mixed colors, primary colors.

Happy Belated Birthday Kate! I hope you have a wonderful year in and out of your crayon box!

Edited to add: The spots are scraps of solid color fabric of all kinds. I used Wonder Under to iron them on and a zig zag stitch to hold them solidly in place. I happened to have all the right thread colors from the grandma lady garage sale thread haul.

12 comments:

Jared and Delia said...

I adore that fabric!

Me and My Family said...

Those are way cute! What did you use for the polka dots? Did you applique them?

Shannon said...

I bet these are so much fun in a classroom. Love it! Thanks for visiting my site.

Sadie said...

I have to respectfully disagree with your husband... before even reading your post, I immediately thought TWISTER! :-D Love the pillows!

HollyLynne said...

So cute! And I think grouping the colors is an ADORABLE touch!

Ruth said...

I love them. What a great job. They are so cute.

Ruth

sara's art house said...

I love these pillows!!!! CUTE!

Wendy said...

Those are ADORABLE!

Oh, and I'm having a Free Paint Party, feel free to check it out!

Nutsy Coco said...

Those are super cute!

Lynnelle said...

Absolutely love 'em!

Anonymous said...

They came out great, Jane! I know Kate's third graders are going to love cozying up with a good book on those fantastic pillows!!!
Love, Piper

Anonymous said...

I love, love, love the pillows! My students are in awe of your sewing skills!
Thanks again Jane!
Love,
Kate