Sunday, February 6, 2011

Surprise Finish ...

Okay ... for some time I've been pondering a project I wanted to make as a surprise for a lady friend ... bouncing from one idea to another.  Then when the March/April 2011 McCall's Quilting issue came out and while cruising it's pages, I found this pattern:

A Gift for Mom is what this is called, designed by Kari Carr.  I immediately knew it was what I wanted to make.   Isn't it funny when an idea hits you like that?  However, as you will note from my finished product: 

 I took a few liberties from the pattern ... big liberties ... guess I just can't help myself.   
The pattern calls this a "cozy quilted shawl" design. I used a soft minky swirl inside. The front of both sides are pockets ... see here: 

I got the "coffee break" and the "coffee cup" from the Whimsical's Companions book ...again, borrowing and taking liberties with patterns, it's what I do, but its what I had in my mind for this particular lady friend so when it spoke to me, I listened. 

Tell me what you think .... hit or miss?  Could you see yourself wrapped in this, drinking your morning mo-jo cruising the blogs or newspaper?

Well, either way, its off to the mailbox tomorrow and fingers crossed hoping the surprise hits a happy mark!

11 comments:

  1. Definately a 'Hit'... You have done an excellent job and it will make a wonderful 'morning-coffee-snuggie'. Great job!!

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  2. I have the same mag. and I love that pattern. I really like how you made it yours by combing patterns. I would love something like this and I am sure your friend will love it.

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  3. Oh....this is such a wonderful idea and I love the liberties you have taken. Your mom will love it.

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  4. Again, there is no doubt about it Your MOM will love it...very good detail, colors, everything Wendy...has me thinking, I may just have to make one of these too...

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  5. I love it! I'm a big shawl person, like wrapping in a blanket without the bulk. The pockets are so perfect. I think your lady friend will love it.

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  6. OOOOHHHH...The Minky inside would be so soft and cuddly. What a wonderful gift!!

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  7. I love it! You are so talented, girlfriend!

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  8. Looks cozy and beautiful at the same time. Love the use of Breakfast at Tiffany's fabrics!

    Happy sewing,

    Joanna
    Fig Tree

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  9. I love it!! I so would wrap up in your coffee break wrap anytime!:O)

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