Showing posts from March, 2012

New Pillows!

I've been wanting to make a change in color scheme for my home.  With our recent move and oversized furniture being sold at a yard sale, I find that it is possible to do this now.  Currently the only upholstered furniture in my living room and dining room is a tan sofa.   Beige carpet, beige toned tile, darker beige on the wall (a little burgundy inside the ceiling in the dining room and of course burgundy drapes)....   so I still need to keep some of those warm tones in my color scheme but I can break out of my burgundy warm country colors.   Kay at Borderline Quilter recently posted about some pillows she made.  The colors she used spoke to me!   I thought this is the perfect time to pull some fabric from my stash and make up some brighter throw pillows for the sofa.   I always had my dining room bright but now the formal dining and living room are in one shared space - colors have to blend from one to the other.  So off to pull scraps I went.  

I love purples and teals.  I lik…

Give-a-way @ "Sew Kind of Wonderful"

I can't read Jenny's blog name without Grand Funk Railroad's song  Some Kind Of Wonderful playing through my head...   Anyway, Jenny is hosting a giveaway for her curved ruler and her "Urban Pods" quilt pattern on her blog so go check it out.  Winner to be announced on Monday!

While you are there, check out her Urban 9 Patch.... It's a project I really want to make too.

Almost done...

Basket quilt is off the frame and binding done.   I decided that I machine pieced this, machine quilted it so why not machine quilt both sides of the binding?  Right or wrong, that's what I did.  Wish I would have thought to put blue thread in the bobbin though LOL!  OH well, this is not destined to be a showpiece.  It was a fun piece to make going back to the exchange with our Quilting Geese back in 2007,set into a quilt top in 2009 and finally it made it to the top of the UFO stack in 2012 to be quilted!  Lots of feathers and maybe not the best design ... but done is good.  Hopefully tomorrow I will get the hand stitching parts done on the sleeve and label and into the wash it goes.  Can't wait to see it all washed and soft!  This one has been a long time in the works.

The best compliment?  I showed it to my neighbor that is also a quilter and she thought it was a computer guided pattern!  Awwww... she's too sweet.