A Graduation Pillow

My brothers’ eldest grandchild, my great niece, just graduated high school. She is one very smart, athletic and talented young lady. I wanted to send her something special for a graduation gift. My friend Laurie had made her daughter (and many others) a pillow with the school logo. What a great idea!

She is going to attend the University of Buffalo and the logo is a blue bull. I enlarged the bull to the size I needed and found the perfect blue to use. I spray basted it onto a medium gray.

I then stabilized on the wrong side of the piece I was appliqueing.

Lots of buttonhole stitching which went surprisingly quick! A backing and binding and off in the mail it went!

And here she is! It got a bit crushed in the box, but that will be an easy fix. I hope she enjoys her pillow and has a great college experience. It’s unfortunate I won’t be able to attend her big celebration party, but will certainly be there in spirit!

5 responses »

  1. Micki Clemens

    Great idea with the pillow ! I made a whole quilt and never saw it again ! I will do the pillows from now on.

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  2. Linda Corazzo

    Very Clever!

    Sent from my iPad

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  3. Hi Joyce! Your pillow turned out just fabulous. I did a similar technique only I made it into a cross stitch pattern. Well, I guess it’s not all that similar – no appliqué or stabilizer. HAHA! I know she will enjoy the pillow very much – it carries all your good wishes with it. {{Hugs}} ~smile~ Roseanne

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