Auction Throw Pillows,

NSGW Pillows
NSGW Pillows

My DH is an executive board member for a California organization called the Native Sons of the Golden West. In addition to supporting the preservation of California history, they raise money to help people suffering from facial deformities such as Cleft Palette. During their elections, each of the candidates opens a hospitality room. They do their best to raise the most money for Cleft Palette. To do this they display items, such as gift baskets, for sale. People purchase raffle tickets or bid on items. The competition to put out the best items is fierce, because each candidate wants to draw the most people to hospitality room. They get kudos for the amount of money they raise.

NSGW logo pillow
NSGW logo pillow

DH comes from a long line of ‘Brothers’ and his mother rallies her friends to make up the gift baskets. I told him I would make throw pillows. He found the designs and fixed up the images. When I was ready to make them, I printed them on fabric, and last weekend made the pillows.

California Flag pillow
California Flag pillow

The hardest part was the color. I needed colors to match the logos, which were slightly greyed. I used some older fabrics. I am pleased with how the pillows came out.

When I did the printing, the first print came out in greyscale. DH had selected, at some point in the process of fiddling with the images, to print in greyscale. I ended up with a black and white rendition of the California flag and NSGW logo. I printed again and gave DH some fabric pens and left him to coloring the first printout.

NSGW logo pillow #2
NSGW logo pillow #2

He did a good job on this logo.

Bear Flag pillow #2
Bear Flag pillow #2

He went a little outside of the lines on this one.

Bear Flag pillow #2 -detail
Bear Flag pillow #2 -detail

The bear looks a little angry. DH is off to raffle these pillows tomorrow.

I was very glad to be able to cross things off of my to do list and pillows are a big one. I feel like I am now geared up to do the 2010 Teacher Pillows.