Thursday, November 7, 2013

Log Cabin Deer

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A big thanks to Amy and Madame Samm for bringing us another great blog hop!
Log Cabin Deer at Freemotion by the River
When I heard about the blog hop being "For the Boys" I knew right away that I wanted to make a couple pillows for......the brothers. I have several brothers who love hunting and anything with deer, ducks, geese, etc. is always a hit with them. We do a White Elephant exchange at Christmas and I think the deer pillows will be my gift.
Deer pillow at Freemotion by the River
I couldn't make just one.......I made a bunch of log cabin blocks and appliqued the deer on them.
Deer pillows at Freemotion by the River
Here is a closeup of the applique, I like to do a free motion squiggle, wiggle or just a straight stitch.
Closeup of applique at Freemotion by the River
This brown leaf fabric was perfect for the backs.
Back of pillow at Freemotion by the River
You can find the pattern for the Deer pillow here.

Last month I finished a quilt for one of my brothers that definitely has a wildlife look, I even put camouflage fabric on the back and you can read more about it here.
Ramblin Bear quilt at Freemotion by the River
I also made a little mug rug......you know I love making them and......
Log Cabin Deer mug rug at Freemotion by the River
I'm giving it away!!
Log Cabin Deer mug rug giveaway at Freemotion by the River
Just leave a comment here to be included in the giveaway and for an extra chance please follow my Craftsy Pattern Store and let me know.

This giveaway will end Wednesday November 13th at midnight CST.


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105 comments:

Amy said...

Those are far from white elephant gifts. Any hunting fella would be happy to have one of those. They are beautifully done.

Terry@ a quilting blog said...

Connie those pillows are great..your brothers are going to love them!!! Thanks for sharing :)

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Wonderful pillows Connie! Wow!!!

Pam @Threading My Way said...

A stunning cushion, Connie!!!

Quilt n Queen said...

Fabulous pillows for the guys who love the great outdoors. I have 2 outdoorsie brothers...they would love these. Thanks for sharing your creativity with us...you are always inspiring us . Happy stitching, Pauline

Kirsten said...

The deer pillows look amazing!

Vroomans' Quilts said...

You can't go wrong with a log cabin block setting and then set in color or added applique for a man theme - always a great gift. Just wonderful

Sofia/MªRosalia/Raúl said...

Good morning....
I looked, looked ...and I don't find the right place to say I would like to be the winner of the game to win the mug rug...it is so nice...so wonderful to Christmas....
I hope I can be included in this giveaway
Hugs
Maria Rosalia

Pam said...

Whew, stitching those antlers must have been tricky, I just love them.

Lesley said...

Wow! You're an awesome sister to these guys...they will love those pillows!

charlotte said...

Wonderful pillows Connie. Very manly.

withajoyfulheart said...

Connie I absolutely love your deer pillows! Your deer is very stately! And throw pillows always need more than one or they look very lonely. Besides, you cannot possibly hope to win a pillow fight with only one pillow. One is only good for a sneak attack. Love the quilt too. Thanks so much for sharing your inspiring pillows...and the generosity of your giveaway as well!

KaHolly said...

Oh, Connie, they are wonderful! Your brothers will just love them! I remember oogling over that manly quilt! Thanks for another looksie. I already follow you on Craftsy. As a matter of fact, they showed me your deer pillow already!

Fiesta said...

Connie I always enjoy your work. It is not only creative but also useful.

Gill said...

Fabulous Connie!
My husband would love one of these!

Gill said...

I follow you on craftsy!

Jess @ Scrappy n Happy said...

The cushions are fantastic! Thanks for the chance to win the equally gorgeous mug rug!

Karen said...

These came out beautifully Connie - just perfect for those Men! Love the fabrics, the appliqué and your FMQ squiggle, wiggle. That leaf patten for the back is perfect too. Thanks for sharing.

Karen said...

I'm a loyal Follower.... Even in Craftsy! Love it!

Mdm Samm said...

Wow Connie….this is truly a MAN's everything….really great photos too…oh yes….perfection!

Mdm Samm said...

pleased to read you are finally on CRAFTSY…so proud of you

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Fantastic Connie...never expected any less!! I just love the pillows; anything wildlife goes over well here too.

Leanne Parsons said...

The pillows are fantastic. The deer look great.

Elizabeth Coughlin said...

Wow your deer pillows are gorgeous! The pair would look fantastic on a leather sofa in a cabin or lodge...or any sofa in a fancy house! Congrats on being tops today.

Lorna McMahon said...

Your brothers are certainly lucky to have such a talented and generous sister. Those pillows are awesome!

Thearica said...

Those deer pillows are gorgeous! Love the quilting on them!

Pat said...

White elephants are never so handsome where I hang out. Lucky brothers! And I love your mug rug - the guys would like those, too, I'll bet.

Vicki B said...

Love your pillow. I have an uncle's 60th birthday party on Sunday. Think there is any possiblity of getting one done. For me probably not. But it would be a great gift.

JanesQuilting said...

They ate perfect. I love your idea of the applique deer. Just beautifut!

Elizabeth said...

You have such great ideas! Keep 'em coming!

barb said...

Im not a boy, but i really love wildlife, especially deer because they are such gentle creatures. You did a wonderful job babscorbitt ar gmail com

Elizabeth said...

I follow your Craftsy pattern store.

barb said...

I follow your craftsy pattern store babscorbitt at gmail dot com

Kristen King said...

LOVE the deer idea Connie!!! :)

LittleHouseontheDairy said...

My nephew would love the deer pattern

Joan Kawano said...

Nothing speaks to me, more than the great outdoors. You deer pillows are fabulous!

Just Quilt It said...

Great "man" pillow! This is a great pattern, and your quilting is perfect! Wonderful work! I follow.

Vickie said...

Oh Connie, thanks for including a link to the deer pattern...I have a few men in my life that would deerly love to have that pillow or mug rug. I like that you used the dainty pink rose fabric in the pillow too....keeps those fellas softened up just a little bit ! lol

patchouli moon studio said...

The log cabin is perfect with the deer applique!

Rose Marie Andreozzi said...

I didn't even know that you could be a craftsy store follower! I do now and I am one of your brand new followers!

Rose Marie Andreozzi said...

Well it was just lucky that you had all those log cabin blocks left over...the colors are perfect for this pillow! I think I might make one too! Thanks for sharing and thanks for the giveaway!

Carrie P. said...

Connie, those pillows are just so pretty. Great gift for a guy

giddy99 said...

I love deer, and I don't know many hunters at all! :) Those pillows are lovely.

giddy99 said...

I'm following your Craftsy store!

Lori said...

these pillow are so pretty. what a fantastic idea to put these up as white elephants for your brothers. I love your mug rug. Perfect for a nature lover.

Lori said...

I follow you on Craftsy

Theresa said...

Very outdoorsy! I know some boys who would just love this. Thanks for sharing.

Agnes B. Bullock said...

WOW- these are fabulous!

Agnes B. Bullock said...

I now follow you on Craftsy- will definitely be buying this pattern on payday!

SIMPLESEW said...

very nice

SIMPLESEW said...

I follow you on Craftsy

Needled Mom said...

Those look fabulous, Connie. Your buck is so realistic looking and the colors are perfect.

JoyceLM said...

Terrific pillows - thanks for sharing.

JoyceLM said...

I'm a Crafty follower. Thanks again.

Jackie said...

Love the mug rug - what a cute idea! Thanks for the give away!

Tinliz said...

The dear mug rug would be a hit with my son the deer hunter.

madebymeinred said...

Marvelous idea. The log cabin blocks gives the deer a neat background.

Patrica said...

Connie, very nice projects for the men not just the boys in the crowd and you know I have a bunch. Thanks for the inspiration as always.

Joyce Carter said...

Good morning, Connie. Your pillows are really awesome--just perfect for the hunter in my family. I love the design and the quilting. My grandson loves to hunt and fish. He goes every hunting season to kill a deer. Since we have them roaming around on our property and I love to watch them, I give a speech every year about not killing MY deer I even threaten him with making him watch "Bambi" before he goes. But he just laughs. Do you think this year he would settle for a pillow instead? LOL

Kathy H said...

Great pillows. I have not always been a fan of browns but then saw a flannel quilt in all brown batiks. Now I love them. SO your log cabin in wonderful and I love the deer on them.

Sandy Rowe said...

Beautiful, if that's the word for a manly quilt! That would fit right in a log cabin!

Tammy said...

Love the deer projects. These are all wonderful.

Cyndi @ The Nosy Pepper said...

Lovely!! The quilting is amazing. Thanks for sharing :)

Rose Best said...

My grandson would love your deer projects, they are really nice. Thanks for sharing

Denise Russell said...

Connie, they are so cool! What a great idea!

Kathy L said...

Love all your deer ideas. Think I might want to try one . Thanks for the chance to win.

tink's mom said...

What great pillows,so thoughtful, a much nicer sister than I am. They will be loved.

Jeanie said...

Love the dear, deer pillows! Also love your FM squiggly technique.... I wouldn't have thought to do that with the appliques. Thanks for sharing!

LJ said...

Great pillows - very boyish/manish - so they are perfect. Of course, your brother's quilt is marvelous!

Createology said...

Fabulous pillows "For the Boys". These are perfect for hunters and lovers of wildlife and outdoors. Thanks for hopping. Creative Stitching Bliss...

Vicki H said...

Perfect gift for the deer hunter or any woodsy guy.

Carla said...

Oh, deer, Connie. Oh, deer. Perfect for my cabin, oh deer. Love your project and if I didn't love football so much, deer would have been my choice. Thanks for sharing and the opportunity to purchase your pattern.

maggie said...

Love the deer. I love watching the deer in our yard as they eat from our apple tree. Love the deer pillow. Good job.
Thanks for sharing.
cheers
maggie

maggiemine42@gmail.com

lefuntz said...

I saw this pattern on Craftsy and thought it would be perfect for my MIL's sun room . A great place to sit and watch the deer and other critters wander through her garden.

lefuntz said...

I already follow you on Craftsy.

Debby said...

Connie. Those are awesome Log Cabin Deer. Beautiful work. That is certainly very masculine for our hop today. And congrats for winning a place of honor at Madame Samm's page!

Bobbie said...

your deer are very dear! If I won that amazing mug rug, I would have to give it to my Pastor, who called me in to his office to show me a Christmas tree ( I decorate a lot of trees) He said he's never been too excited about a tree but I had to see the one he made- out of antlers. It is very cool and that little rug would be great with it! : )Fantastic Job!

evelyn said...

I love the deer on the log cabin background. Your brothers are going to love them too.

Joanne said...

As usual you have created something wonderful! These are really nice and so fitting for this blog. Thanks for sharing your creations with us today.

Linda J said...

That should be a perfect choice for the White Elephant draw. Do you separate things out so the girls are in one group and the boys in another or everything is the luck of the draw? Well done, Connie!

Lana said...

Oh wowsers! Those brothers of yours better like them...or you can send them to me in Texas!

Timtirim said...

Great pattern! Thank you for sharin!

Timtirim said...
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Timtirim said...

I follow you on Craftsy.

shawn said...

What a great pillow, thanks for the giveaway.
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shawn said...

I follow you on craftsy too.
smjohns63 at yahoo dot com

sandra said...

Love those pillows I made a large flannel quilt with dears and bears etc. for a friend in Colorado and those pillows would be excellent and I do follow you. Also love mug rugs.

CeLynn said...

Wow! Connie,you are so talented :) Love your deer pillows!

Malini said...

Awesome pillow! Great quilt. Log cabins are forever favorites!

Michele said...

Really nice and I'm sure they will be well received.

Nancy said...

What a nice pillow pattern. I like the mug rug for guys! Thanks for sharing.

Teje Karjalainen said...

Hi Connie! I lovve your deer pillows and mug rug! 'White elephant' is far from deers and hunting - I haven't heard that before - I guess it's tradition before Christmas! Thank you so much for sharing! x Teje

Bonnie Pfrimmer said...

Love the pillows!! Those are nice presents for the "boys". Thank you for sharing your projects with us.

Debra Kay Neiman said...

Log cabin deer is so perfect for my new son-in-law. I would also like to make a log cabin throw to match. What fabrics did you use? crystalbluern at online ok dot com. I follow you here and on craftsy.

Robin said...

Connie, those pillows are awesome! Someone's going to be happy this Christmas!

Jolene said...

Hi Connie I like this one..I come every day to see what you are doing...I am just learning and have learned a lot from your blog...your things are so pretty...I love mug rugs too and make one every chance I get - to practice corners and quilting....have a good sunday and happy creating...Jolene /Texas

juliehallfeldhaus said...

I have some grandsons that would love that pillow!

VickiT said...

Connie ~ that pillow is awesome. My FIL and the other men from one part of the family where we used to go for Thanksgiving all went out hunting deer after the meal. Unfortunately he's had to stop hunting just in the past two years because of a health problem, but he would love this pillow or anything made from that.

I already put that one on my wish list for now over at your store. I am already following your store there too. :)

Baa. xxx said...

Those are great cushions - the boys are gonna love them.

Kay said...

Your deer cushion is amazing, I could see these done in other colours for Christmas. Thank you for sharing, also for the fun giveaway.
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Carol said...

I love the earthy colors and that deer is fabulous looking...beautiful pillows!

Bonnie said...

Love all of your projects. I try to visit everyday. Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win.

Sallie said...

Love your pillow! Thanks for sharing!

Bente-I like to QuiltBlog said...

Wonderful idea, beautiful work as usual.
thanks for beeing part of the hop.

Linda said...

Those are absolutely gorgeous!!! Great job!