Thursday, April 1, 2010

jif... it isn't just peanut butter

Thursday, April 1, 2010
my mom had an idea..
not a small one...

you see her best friend became a grandmother last year.
and her grandson...
well his initials.. are JIF.
and his first birthday was last week...
so what idea did my mom have?

just this!!
a GIANT jif pillow!


it was a big hit!! 

 the pillow ended up bigger than him..
but he jumped right on it!

 instead of a nutrition label
my mom embroidered the details about joshua...

 she also did his name in a circle
and i appliqued a peanut in the middle

we also added his parent's names...

i couldn't be happier with how it turned out!!


so how did we do it?
my mom embroidered the 4 panels...
i sketched the letters to scale... about 10" tall or so
then cut the red, blue, green, & tan pieces.. and pieced them together
i appliqued the 4 panels from my mom & the letters
the front & back were each about 23" wide x 31" high
i ironed them onto fusible fleece & sewed up the sides
then i pieced in the top & bottom... and stuffed the pillow!

63 comments:

kathy said...

That is so awesome!

Jacque. said...

Oh. My. Gosh. That is unbelieveably cute! I don't know anyone who would have come up with an idea like that!!!! It'll be a treasure, for sure. Great work!

Dianne said...

Cute Cute Cute!

Anonymous said...

This pillow is off the hook! (AB)

Jackie said...

What a fantastic idea! So personal too. Love it and I am sure that he did too!

Anne at Film and Thread said...

That is so funny and so adorable. I bet the Jif peanut butter company would love that story!

rachel griffith said...

the phone call from you on the way there will ALWAYS be what i think about when i think about this pillow.

my word verification is backs.
interesting.

Gene Black said...

that is totally adorable

rosie/the fabric shopper said...

You and your Mom are fantastic! What a great idea and the end product is not only fun but so very special.

Kelly O. said...

oh my! how wonderful!

Sewjoe said...

I love the non-traditional gift! Great "out of the box" gift!!

Sandy said...

This was a labor of love, I as so grateful to have my jaybird to help to create these wonderful collaberations!! It is wonderful to share in the glory of satisfied and smiling people!

PunkiePie said...

WOW! That is the best birthday gift ever!

Jennifer said...

That is so cute!

Blue Is Bleu said...

That's insanely cute!!! I love the picture of him jumping on it lol Btw did you know Jif where I'm from is a cleaning product? The first time someone offered me Jif on a cracker, I thought they were trying to kill me.

Dresden Quilter said...

Does this count as you and your mom quilting together? :-) I love it. It is such an original idea. You and your mom are so talented.

Little Lady Patchwork said...

Aweome idea Julie!

Mary said...

Oh my gosh, that's awesome! I love it!

Needled Mom said...

That IS amazing!!!! What a delightful gift.

Leslie said...

this is too cool and too funny!! great idea with all the details!!

Heather said...

goood lordy that's funny!! I lOVE how clever you too are together... is there a food product with (hlb) on it for me??? maybe??? cause... i need one of those babies!!

xo, heather

Mary Lou said...

Your creativity is endless! Gr8 job!

susan said...

as all of the other comments have mentioned...great idea, and great execution of idea. Something he will love forever!!!

mascanlon said...

Adorable. Isn't that the best kind of sewing, get a great idea, colloborate with someone you love and have it turn out great! Those are the projects that really feed our creativity.

Rebekah said...

this is so cute! What a great gift idea and fun collaboration between you and your mom!

allsewnup said...

OMGosh!!! That is just too cute.
What a clever idea.

Carolyn
ps Thanks for wk 13 ;o)

Melanie said...

How adorable! You two are so creative and talented. It's quite inspiring!

Melody said...

How delightful! What a joy to create with your Mother. What creative women you both are.

Trisha said...

How cool! What a cute and creative project. I love how original it is.

Luv 2 Kreate said...

Absolutely ADORABLE!

Natalia said...

That is just about the cutest thing I've ever seen!

Vicki W said...

That is fabulous!

Rebecka said...

What an excellent idea!! The pillow is way too cute!!!

holly p said...

So adorable! What a great idea!

tong said...

Oh wow, this is so adorable! You mom is very creative, and the little guy looks so cute next to the giant pillow! Thanks for sharing!

Tracey J said...

wow... aren't you all ridiculously clever!?!

nice.

Purple Quilter Queen said...

That is the cutest thing ever!! He really looks like he loved it too. So creative! Jenn

Cara said...

That is flippin' awesome!!!

Thimbleanna said...

Hahaha! That's super cute Julie!

Riel said...

Love it. What a great idea and so well done!!!!

luvinthemommyhood said...

That is so freakin adorable!!! Love it!

Lisa H. said...

Absolutely stinkin' cute!!

Kim D. said...

It's adorable and a great idea!!

wishes, true and kind said...

What a fun and extremely thoughtful gift!

Beth said...

I'm a sucker for giant novelty stuff. Big pencils crack me up. So does this!!

Stacy said...

That is so totally adorable!

a.niza said...

isn't that awesome! Great brilliant idea,indeed.

Angela W. said...

That is awesome! How creative!

KarrieLyne said...

Absolutely Brilliant! So clever and creative!! I just love it!

Kelli said...

That is awesome! I agree with Audrie, Jif is for cleaning here. Peanut butter is so much better! : )

Tania @ Larger Family Life said...

That's brilliant!

Quilt Nut said...

absolutely love it!!!

Shawn said...

So creative and adorable, your pillow looks great!!

onlymehere said...

This is priceless and so darn cute!

Diane Fox said...

The 2 of you are an incredible team!

V and Co. said...

oh.my.heavens!
i LOVE it!!!

Magnolia Bay Quilts said...

That's the cutest thing I've seen in a long time. It looks like he's enjoying it, too. What a lucky little guy!

Christine said...

This is freaking awesome! So cute!! :) Christine

Angela said...

What a fun idea! And beautifully executed!

angela said...

How did I miss this post?! How cute - and the label on the back is the perfect touch!

PenglipurLara said...

struck with awesomeness! it looked fantastic and like the jar or a jar itself! What a great finish!
Leena

Michele said...

That's so cute! And beautifully copied. Looks like the little guy loves it! I just found your blog today. I'm not going to get a thing done now! ;)

imquilternity said...

How clever!