Friday, February 11, 2011

Day 12 - Moda Pillow Talk Blog Hop

Your in the right place!! Today is our day. I know you could hardly wait. You know the drill by now..... Lissa Alexander asked us to make a pillow to represent "Us". This is what we came up with.Our story as designers is represented in this pillow. First of all it is made with all Minick and Simpson fabric and is hand quilted (Me!) and features wool applique (Polly). The airplane is because we live so far apart and to work in the same room together requires somebody taking a plane trip. The dog (Annie the Airedale) is because both of our households are run by dogs and we often talk on the phone every morning while we are walking Annie or Gibby. The apple represents a computer, which we also use all day long. Neither one of use has an Apple computer, but as an icon - it works much more succinctly than a stitched PC. That said, Polly is now an owner of an ipad and I believe any new technology purchases will now be an Apple. Polly gives it a rave review. Oh, and the flag.... well, we are the Americana designers for Moda.

Here are our respective beds..... Polly's bed.

My bed.......
(photo courtesy of Habitually Chic)

Kidding!! But this is the quilt that is on my bed.
Old West Side quilt

Lissa asked us some questions..........
What is a little known fact about yourselves? Laurie - Yes, we both at one time were librarians (assistant librarians to be exact). I wish I could post a picture of the first Dexter Michigan Library where Polly worked. It was maybe, 200 square feet - total. It had a later reincarnation as the local Sheriff office and jail. Really.

How do you relax? Polly - Hooking a rug or planning a rug.

What do you sleep in? Laurie - I have a sad collection of t-shirts, sweat pants, and sweat shirts that get rotated, depending on the season. The more threadbare and holey, the better I like them.

What kind of pillow do you like? Polly - Feather! Soft!

When you were young did you sleep with a stuffed animal? Laurie - I don't have any memories of one - but there is this photographic evidence....
Do you sew in bed? Read? Watch tv? Eat? Polly - I Just crash, I'm usually working in the studio until very late - so just right to sleep.

How many nights have you or your spouse spent on the couch? Laurie - Too many to count. Not because we are fighting, but because one of us wakes the other one up. I snore. Bill kicks. You know, restless leg syndrome. Thankfully, we both take measures now to fix this.

Nighttime toddy? Polly - Nope!

Early to bed or all-nighter? Laurie - I am kind of a night owl, but it has been quite a few years since there were any all-nighters.

Who would you most like to have a pillow fight with? Polly - My grand kids!

So, that's what we have to share. Please make a comment below before midnight February 15th and you could win the pillow( shown above) or a fat eighth pack of Charlevoix fabricI will pick some more names for a total of 7 winners.... 1 pillow, 1 fat 8th pack, and 5 pattern assortments. Make sure to stop over at Oliver + S tomorrow!!

February 13th … Oliver + S

February 14th … Pieces From My Heart

February 15th … Laurie & Jessi Jung

February 16th … Sweetwater

February 17th...Barbara Brackman
February 18th … Deb Strain

February 19th … American Jane

February 20th … Primitive Gatherings

Laurie

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MamaT said...

I had a big stuffed dog like that one. Her name was Cindy.

Brandie said...

Love the pillow. Great bed too.

Miss Jean said...

Love the pillow!!!! Right up my alley.

donna said...

Love the quilts on your beds.m

Laura T said...

Love the pillow and so very both of you! It's fun to read all the little tidbits of all of the designers - thanks for being so open:) Thanks for the opportunity to participate in this fun give-a-way!
Laura T

TJ&SL said...

What a fun pillow! And I love all you fabric and patterns and books! This is a fun contest! Thanks!

ktjoven said...

What a great idea this pillow talk project was! I've enjoyed each new day/designer.

Louise said...

This blog hopping is a lot of fun. Getting to know all of the wonderful designers we have out there. Really enjoying the getting to know you part as well.

MartieH said...

Wish I still lived in Ann Arbor so I could see/hear about your quilts!

Renee said...

Charlevoix fabric is just lovely! And I have two dogs that that pillow reminds me of!

Lisa said...

Love the colors in the fat quarter pack. The blue and white bedroom is stunning!

Mitchgreen said...

Love the dog.

Thank you for the inspiration of using icons. Will need to get my thinking cap on..

Nyla said...

Great pillow, I love that blue on blue dot background! The Charlevoix fabric looks oh so yummy. I enjoy your blog. Happy Valentine's Day!

Gwen said...

Love the photo with the poodle! I had one of those!

Anonymous said...

'Ted' the Airedale just loves the pillow subject, as does his owner! Plus an American flag (Go Army!) and its blue, perfect! You and Polly inspire us all,thank you. And it is Westminster Dog Show time!

Nancy and 'Ted' said...

'Ted' the Airedale just loves the pillow subject, as does his owner! Plus an American flag (Go Army!) and its blue, perfect! You and Polly inspire us all,thank you. And it is Westminster Dog Show time!

Prim2Pink said...

What a cute pillow!
Do you think anyone actually sleeps in that bed? I would be afraid to rollover for fear of putting a wrinkle in the sheets.
The Charlevoix line looks beautiful!
Judy

Melissa @ Happy Quilting said...

What a wonderful interview. This blog hop is just so much fun!! I love your pillow!!

Hopeful Homemaker said...

I have loved your style for years, and am lucky enough to have the books with those quilt patterns in them. So beautiful.

Debi in YL,CA said...

Hi Laurie and Polly- I sure would like a chance to win that pillow. Thank you.

PolkaDotClassic said...

Great pillow!!
and beautiful give away :)
Thank you for the chance to win it

the girlfriend gap said...

love your americana style. I still have a copy of an article in which Polly was featured in Country Home Mag. in 2004. "Folk-Art Christmas" I love the star rug hung over the fireplace. I am not a rug hooker but some day I want to replicate that rug in fabric with some wool stars. Thank you for a chance to win some of your pretties. The pillow talk blog along has been fun. Janita

Anonymous said...

Such fun, love the beds you sleep in.

Anonymous said...

Such fun, love the beds you sleep in.

Anonymous said...

What a prize-- thank you!
~robin
welchrobin@hotmail.com

Laura Beech said...

Great to find ya'll...I have been introduced to some awesome blogs on this tour. Yay!!!

Petit Design Co. said...

ha ha! my husband has kicked me a time or 2 in his sleep and it's not pleasant!

Jo Anne said...

Really like the house quilt. It is on my list of "make it someday."

Tapping World Summit 2011 said...

What a very lovely quilt! Love the pattern!

Rawai Guesthouse said...

What a very amazing and lovely bed! Love your pillow!

Jane said...

Love Charlevoix! And the pillow!! :o)

Tina Rosenberger said...

Great pillow! And I love all the pictures.

webmailaddress2 said...

Cute pillow!

Patty said...

I love your pillow. This is so much fun to learn about the designers.

Sandy said...

Love all your fabrics, Charlevoix really does make one think of the beautiful Michigan summers. Also, want to thank you for your causes, such as Semper Fi Fund.
Army Mom

Sandy said...

and QOV, animal fund. My three legged dog thanks you too!

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