Saturday, May 30, 2009

Not a quilt anymore, it's a pillow.



I finished the piecing for my camouflage quilt top. I decided that I'd rather have a giant, huggable pillow than a tiny quilt. The pocket is for love letters. The pink words are the lyrics to "Stand by your man." The center of a log cabin square represents the hearth. Military wives are left behind to tend those fires. Sometimes it's hard to be a woman...


I'm washing and blocking the needlework right now. I'll stuff it tonight.

I'm proud of this piece. Maybe it's more craft than art, but it's something that can be part of my life and live in my house.

6 comments:

CraftyGryphon said...

I think it's really cool, and it's a comfort to you as well. That's more than I get out of a lot of the "art" that's out there!!!

Team Knit ! said...

oh wow, that's incredible!! I love that there is a love letter pocket, it's such a great idea.

- Julie

Alpaca Granny said...

You should be proud. Lots of thought and love put into it.
Maple

Scarlett said...

Alex,
Hello. I linked to your wonderful pillow on my blog Quilting at Craft Gossip.
http://quilting.craftgossip.com/stand-by-your-man-camo-pillow/2009/06/05/

Scarlett Burroughs,
Quilting Editor, Craft Gossip

CraftyGryphon said...

Hey, I know you're Out for a bit, but when you get back, just in case you didn't already know about Handweavers Guild of America, there's the link. Since you're a handweaver, dyer, etc. and all.

(And you're probably already a member or somesuch, but just in case...)

Hannah said...

This is both rockin' and beautiful at the same time. Incredible!