Saturday, 7 December 2013

Pyjama Eating Monster Cushion

PJ Eater Cushion

I was very excited to be asked to join the Cushion for Christmas blog hop. The series is full of great ideas for cushions you can make in less than a day...perfect for gifting. With so many talented ladies on board, especially with crazy awesome quilting skills (which I do not have) I wanted to do something a bit different and fun, so I made a Pyjama Eating Monster Cushion.

This monster is friendly.

PJ Eater Cushion

But he can also be scary!

PJ Eater Cushion

Especially if you're a pair of pyjamas! He will eat you up without a second thought!

PJ Eater Cushion

So look out!

PJ Eater Cushion

This monster was caught on CCTV footage devouring a pair of pyjamas in a few seconds.

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I'm totally cracking myself up right now... All silliness aside, these PJ Eaters are a quick sew and turn out so cute! Roman already found it in my 'toy hiding spot' (must re-think that) and gave it a big cuddle.

I used this pattern from Sew Fearless, but modified it a bit. I left off the zip and overlapped the mouth pieces. I also made the 2 front pieces longer to account for this. I also changed up the look of the face. I used felt for the features and appliqued it on. I think I might have over-stuffed it a bit, because it's a little trickier to stuff the pjs in than I was hoping. I used a piece of fabric from the DS Quilts Collection for the soles of the feet.


Take a look at all the other amazing cushions being made for the series on all these wonderful blogs:



Sunday 1st December - Midge at MsMidge
Monday 2nd December - Gemma at Pretty Bobbins
Tuesday 3rd December - Kristy at Quiet Play and MsMidge
Wednesday 4th December - Joshua at Molli Sparkles
Thursday 5th December - Rachel at Little White Dove
Friday 6th December - Fiona at Finding Fifth
Saturday 7th December - Abby at Things For Boys

Take a breath……

Sunday 8th December - Lauren at Molly & Mama Makes
Monday 9th December - Jodi at Tickle & Hide
Tuesday 10th December - Adrianne at On The Windy Side and MsMidge
Wednesday 11th December - Alyce at Blossom Heart Quilts
Thursday 12th December - Gina at Party of Eight
Friday 13th December - Jane at Quilt Jane


31 comments:

  1. Hes the coolest ive seen! You have given him so much character. Just awesome!

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    1. thanks Cass! I'm so pleased with how he turned out!

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  2. Love it! He's got such a great face - very well done!

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  3. Love love love this! Clever!

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  4. This is soooo cute. Just stunning!

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  5. What an amazing version of this pattern. I love the animation so much!

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    1. Thanks Laura! It was lots of fun making the animation.

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  6. This is so cute! Love how his facial expression seems to change as he's eating the PJs!

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  7. Roslyn Russell8 December 2013 20:57

    LOVE that gif :) He is really gorgeous, I bet Roman loves him!

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  8. Was it a quick sew? I have this pattern, but not a lot of time!

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  9. Yes, fairly quick, especially without adding the zipper. Can't give you a time because I did it in stages, but probably 1.5hrs.

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  10. Pam@Threading My Way10 December 2013 05:48

    I love your version of the pyjama eating monster cushion, Abby!!!

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  11. I want this. :)

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  12. Irene - FROO & BOO11 December 2013 17:25

    Thanks for the tutorial! Super helpful and the finished seams in your coat are beautiful!

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  13. This is adorable, how did you get him to look like he is eating the pj's, AWESOME!

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  14. Thank-you! Love your site : )

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  15. My cat loves to sleep on my rice pillow.

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  16. thanks Irene! As much as I'd like to claim so, I didn't make the coat, I just took some photos of it ;)
    -Abby

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  17. if I was a cat I think that would be a great idea!

    -Abby

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  18. ahhh... he is so awesome! I love your applique and the fabric. adorable.

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  19. thanks Jodi! Love your pattern :D

    Cheers,
    Abby


    blog - things for boys
    facebook - things for boys

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  20. I really love this pillow, it's so darn cute!! I have this pattern too.. wonder if I have time to sew it up in time.

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  21. So cute and the fabric you used looks cuddly too! I love the speech bubble sound effects too :)

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  22. it's actually quite a quick sew! It didn't take very long at all.

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