Friday, August 9, 2019

Another Special Gift

After finishing my nephew's quilt for graduating from high school, I moved on to a gift for my niece - who just graduated from college.  

Now that she has her own place and a great job, she recently got a new dog.




Meet Norman!  He is cuteness overload!  




When I saw the "Chi Chi Chihuahua" paper pieced pattern from UnicornHarts, I knew I needed to make it into a pillow for my niece.

It was challenging to make a completely white dog but there are subtle differences in the fabrics I used.  In person, you can better see the face.  There are so many tiny pieces in each section but it was fun to paper piece again.




I made it 18" to fit the pillow form I already had. 

 I think it is cute - but not as cute as Norman!







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17 comments:

  1. Yep, the pillow is cute, but Norman is cuter.

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  2. Very fun! A very nice likeness of Norman.

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  3. Too cute, but yes Norman is cuter. Looks like it took lots of tiny pieces to create that sweet face.

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  4. That gift is SEW sweet!! I'm sure your niece appreciates the pillow in Norman's likeness. What a good aunt you are!!

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  5. Cute. Agreed Norman is cuteness overload

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  6. Too, too cute! Her dog could have been the model for that pattern! Bet she loves her new pillow!

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  7. Hi, Norman! What a lucky dog you are to have your very own, custom pillow :)

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  8. That@ the perfect gift for your niece! It turned out great - I bet they will both love it!

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  9. That's a pretty darn cute pillow. Norman will be impressed!

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  10. How cute is that?! Those big pink ears are adorable and the sparkle in the eyes...perfect! Your niece and nephew have to be over the moon.

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  11. That face is just adorable!!! On the pillow and on the peppers!

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  12. That's adorable, Cynthia, and it DOES look like Norman! Your niece must be over the moon. :-)

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  13. That's as sweet gift. And indeed made of a million pieces. Enjoy your finish! xo Melanie

    www.mellmeyer.de

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  14. Of course Norman is cuter, because Norman isn’t a Chihuahua! For purposes of the pillow, that doesn’t matter at all! It is adorable and does look quite a bit like Norman, but if I were Norman’s mom, I’d take offense to him being referred to as a Chihuahua! He’s very much a terrier of some sort! In my opinion, a much nicer sort of dog!

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  15. This is so cute!!! Almost as cute as Norman. I bet she loves it!

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  16. That pillow is just precious! Norman is pretty special, too!

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