Remember that Celtic knot workshop I took with Linda Hahn back in November? I missed a birthday party for my husband’s grandmother to be there, so I vowed I would make the knots into pillows for her, my mother-in-law and aunt-in-law. Well I actually did finish the pillows for Christmas – well at least one. I finished the other two pillows by shipping the boys (all 3) to my in-laws to watch the Eagles game on Sunday. (We are right in between Eagles and Giants territory and we don’t get 2 or 3 games per season. When we moved to NJ, we agreed that instead of spending money on a cable package just to get those games – my husband and the boys could take the opportunity to spend some quality time with Grandma and Grandpop and I could spend some quality time with my sewing machine. Seemed fair and everyone is happy!)
I had made the “knots” at the workshop. All that needed to be done was to iron and sew them to fabric. It was a lot easier than I thought it would be to zig zag them down. I used a Sulky tear-away stabilizer on the back and a smoke colored mono-filament thread. I happened to have two 14″ pillow forms. I purchased the third one from my local Wal-Mart. All of the pillows came out nice – but I hate to admit it that made the Wal-Mart form made the nicest shaped pillow.
So here they are: