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52 Pillows #40 – Outdoor Haven

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I haven’t worked on my 52 Pillows Project for about 10 months. About the time I last published a 52 Pillows post (last fall!) is when I got a job. Ten months later, I really love my job… and… I am

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52 Pillows – #39 – Outdoor Grouping

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Fulfilling on my year’s goal to use up my stash of fabrics and not buy anything new, this outdoor pillow grouping uses up fabric I bought at least 3 years ago, for myself. I planned to make new cushion covers

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52 Pillows – #38 – Christmas Tree

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I know, another winter-themed pillow during the hottest part of the year! What am I thinking?!?… This heat is suffocating!   …That’s what I’m thinking. Maybe you’re like me, feeling like the summer will never end? Well, look at the Christmas

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52 Pillows – #37 – Mitered

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One of a set, Pillow #37 is a mitered pillow using a stripe in yellow, green and blue. Four other pillows in various sizes, each with the stripe on one side and the butter-yellow solid on the opposite side, accompany

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52 Pillows – #36 – Shams

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Pillow #36 marks my return to custom home decor work. While my daughter was in treatment, I only did a few very small custom jobs from my online store. It’s a small start, I know, and I don’t plan on taking on any

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52 Pillows – #35 – Skiing Snowman

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The temperature today is a balmy 90 F, so why a skiing snowman pillow for #35? Am I dreaming of cooler weather? Am I fantasizing about fluffy snowflakes falling from the clouds? No. I just couldn’t get this guy out of my

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52 Pillows – #32 – Round

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I like making things for my mom so when she was drawn to this piece of brocade in my fabric stash last month and asked if I would make her a pillow with it, of course I agreed. This lovely

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52 Pillows – #31 – Concentric Circles

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Inspiration:   Pillow #31:   I had so much fun teaching my homeschool class about Kandinsky last month and doing a concentric circles project with them, I wondered if I could do something similar with fabric. What fun to make this pillow AND find something useful to do

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52 Pillows – #30 – Abstract No. 1

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Inspiration: West of my home in northern Utah is the Great Salt Lake, known for its very high salt content and miles of salt flats. But near the center of the lake lies Antelope Island. I grew up seeing the

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52 Pillows – #29 – Happy Trees

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One of my husband’s favorite t-shirts finally fell apart to the point where I couldn’t repair it. As he came to terms with this sad reality, he asked me, “Can you make it into a pillow?” Of course!… And so

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