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#1 MimiFL

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Posted 17 June 2007 - 04:38 PM

This is a pillow I just finished for Sis' birthday. I used Patons Grace 100% cotton in blue and white, and worked the squares in the diagonal box stitch. Then I whipstitched the squares together into two different patterns (Sis couldn't decide which looked better), one for each side. I joined both pillow sides with reverse sc (aka crab stitch), as I always do. I used light blue for this so as not to detract from the pattern, and also to soften the blue/white contrast. You can see the whipstitch a bit on the white but I think overall it looks ok. The yarn, unfortunately, is hand-wash only, and pretty expensive. But it's also pretty soft. Sis likes it. :)

The X side:

[IMG]http://mchristi.wso.net/cv_grace_pillow_sidex.jpg[/IMG]

The diamond side:

[IMG]http://mchristi.wso.net/cv_grace_pillow_diamond.jpg[/IMG]

Closeup of the diagonal box stitch:

[IMG]http://mchristi.wso.net/cv_grace_pillow_stitch.jpg[/IMG]

The reverse sc seam:

[IMG]http://mchristi.wso.net/cv_grace_pillow_seam.jpg[/IMG]

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#2 JoAnn

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Posted 17 June 2007 - 04:42 PM

Very pretty!:yes I like them! You did a great job. What a nice sister!:manyheart
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Posted 17 June 2007 - 04:42 PM

nice pillow..great job!!!!
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Posted 17 June 2007 - 06:07 PM

Any sis would be thrilled to receive that. You did a great job.

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#5 JaneMarcy

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Posted 17 June 2007 - 06:38 PM

What a beautiful pillow. Great job.
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Posted 17 June 2007 - 06:43 PM

Beautiful pillow!! I can't decide which side I like best! You're a very sweet sister.
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Posted 17 June 2007 - 07:24 PM

Very pretty and nice, I like both sides.

#8 alibra

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Posted 17 June 2007 - 07:44 PM

Pretty pillow...love the blue and white

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Posted 17 June 2007 - 07:45 PM

great job
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Posted 17 June 2007 - 07:55 PM

i like it, nice work :) it's pretty neat how you got such different looks just by placing the pieces in different ways. i never coud get the crab stitch to work..

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#11 msmusic

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Posted 17 June 2007 - 07:57 PM

that is one gorgeous pillow - I love how the stripes worked up, it's just the right balance of white and blue. And the seaming is terrific in reverse sc. Great job!
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Posted 17 June 2007 - 08:00 PM

Very pretty!

#13 doxiesr4me

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Posted 17 June 2007 - 09:28 PM

I really like your pillow. I think I have to agree with your sis ~ I like both sides too!

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Posted 17 June 2007 - 10:01 PM

What a wonderful present.

#15 misssmaggie

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Posted 18 June 2007 - 03:44 AM

Nice pattern...nice work...and the colors, too !!! Thanks for sharing!


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Posted 18 June 2007 - 05:18 AM

Beautiful! You did a wonderful job!!:clap

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Posted 18 June 2007 - 08:21 AM

Love the colors and the design! Great job!
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Posted 18 June 2007 - 08:42 AM

:cheer very pretty
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Posted 18 June 2007 - 09:05 AM

I agree, its an awesome pillow! Thanks for sharing.

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Posted 18 June 2007 - 09:37 AM

WOW. Those are fantastic