Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Don't you hate it when that happens ...

I really appreciated your advice a few weeks ago on this post.  I did decide to go ahead and monogram the pillows.   I sent a Facebook message off to my niece to make sure I had the correct middle initials ... and then waited ... and waited.

So I went ahead and made the pillows ... and of course.  The next day got the message back from my niece -- initials are CMN and KAN.

So what the heck ... I can put the intials on the back ... right ?!?!?  How hard can it be?  Well ... it was a little tricky ... but it actually came out pretty good and I liked the fact I had personalized them, without having to put it on the front.

Not so fast ... her initials are CMN, not KMN ... yup ... I mixed up the sisters initials.

It's not the end of the world, I had already realized that the pillows go great in my guest room ... no one will notice the initials on the back.  So I started to make another one for my niece.

I still have enough fabric left ... so I pulled it together and realized I actually like this one a little better than the last one ;-).

Until I see problem #2 ... I forgot to cut off the selvage.

Well ... nothing that a little seam ripper wont fix.  At least that one's fixable without having to remake the pillow.

Now I need to pick up a zipper tomorrow and finish it up by tomorrow night ... then I'll be right back where I started ;-).

At least this time I got to appliqué the monogram before I put the pillow together.

Thanks again for the great advice on the first round!

All the best


  1. I love the fabric....the pillows are great. I really do hate when every step I take takes me two steps back in a project, but some days are just like that.

  2. wow! I have days like that too!! Pillows look great though! I even like the selvage edge...cute!
    hope your day goes well.

  3. I kinda like the selvage on the side! I keep meaning to add some of the selvage of whatever fabric I'm using into a quilt but always forget!


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