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Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Recycling military uniforms for gifts......

The daughter of one of my art quilters is retiring from military service and she asked her mom to make 3 pillows out of her old uniforms.  Louise came over and we loaded the wording into my embroidery machine memory and I sewed out 3 of them for her.
She decided that the front of the shirts would make great pillow backs.  That way she could just unbutton them and insert the pillow form.  I think it is a wonderful use of the uniforms.
This is the bali-pop quilt top she completed at my house yesterday.
I am hoping for a couple relaxing days now.  It has been a busy time period again.  I need to get the blower on the heater in my van fixed soon too, more appointments, more waiting.


14 comments:

Julie Bagamary said...

Great pillow and idea!

Pat said...

The pillows are great. I am passing the idea along to a friend whose son is in the military.

Lynne said...

A great idea!

Maria said...

What a great way to use the uniform.

hetty said...

Great pillow idea!

Sheila said...

Love the camo pillow project.
WOW! LOVE THE BALI POPS QUILT TOP! CHERRY COLOR SPACERS? GREAT JOB! You know how I love strip quilts. I could just eat this one up :D

Needled Mom said...

Cute idea!!!! The Bali is beautiful too.

Anonymous said...

Love the pillows, Wanda! jmh

Anonymous said...

Hi Busy Lady ~ You do so much for all those that comes into your life. And with your help... a great pillow and tribute to your friends daughter. I know she will love the pillows.

Plus you had time to make the 'bali-pop' !

J~MT

Cathi said...

That bali pop top really pops@ Love the wonderful rich colours!

dls said...

Wonderful idea and design for the pillows, please say thank you to the lady for her service.

Love the Bali top..... it's so fun and colorful!

Cheryl Arkison said...

Have you heard of the Deploy That Fabric book? More uniform/quilt ideas.

Chris Daly said...

Those pillows are wonderful. She's going to love them.

Sharon said...

What a fabulous use of her uniform. Love the button backing, that is such a great idea.