My sister was married almost 6 years ago. I had been knitting blocks to stitch together into one big afghan as a gift for her and her new husband. Some of the patterns ended up being bigger than others and weren't able to stitch together correctly. I became quite disappointed about it and it became one of those projects that I set aside....for another day. Days, weeks, months, years went by. I had guilt for not working on it...but I knew it wouldn't work as an afghan so I basically gave up on the whole thing. You can see HERE where I was working on a couple of the panels.
My mom, during a conversation, asked about the afghan. I explained to her my dilemma...the panels weren't going to be able to stitch together evenly....which would have me end up with an absolutely messy looking afghan. She suggested making the panels into pillows instead. You know that little light bulb above the head that you'll see in cartoons? I had that...and it *pinged* on! :)
So....I went to Joann's and found pillow forms for half off (although they were *still* over-priced in my opinion). When I got home, I got right to work. I worked and worked at stitching panels together, around pillows. You can see them in the top picture. Below is a picture of the other side of all the pillows. Every side is a different pattern.
These two are my favorite patterns...
My sister came to town today (and I was too busy snuggling little Audra that I didn't take *one* photo!) and I was so, so excited to be able to *finally* give her their wedding gift (only 6 years late)!!! I am also thrilled to be able to share them with you! Many of you have been reading my blog for years, so you may remember when I started these years ago! Here is the finished product! :)
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