Saturday, October 30, 2010

Another Scrap Buster Pillow

Still using up those UFO's! These UFO's were made using scraps and sewn strip by strip onto a muslin backing fabric. Today I put the four squares together, made my quilt sandwhich and free motion quilted in a meandering pattern using yellow thread to highlight the quilting.

Friday, October 29, 2010


  Do you have them? We quilter's always seem to have them in lying around in drawers, bags, closets... you name it, if we can hide it there, there are some UFO's in there. What is a UFO you ask? No not the space ships that come to visit earth and bring us friends that like to eat our reese's pieces but the UnFinished Objects that we have started and put aside for another day, to which the day never seems to come.

  Well I'm going to try to start using up some of these. So to start it off, I have taken four string pieced squares I made some time ago along with two pieces I made for backs to the pillows I created the other day that I messed up cutting on because of distractions in my sewing room, and I miscalculated were to place my ruler. They were sewn up and looked to pretty to scrap, only a inch too short for what I had intended them for, so I just needed to make a smaller pillow to fit them to. So here they are! Now my stash is down by 4 blocks and 2 backs :) I know, I know, not much of a start... but hey, a start is a start! Right?

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Story of Bottled Water

I saw this on another blog and found it very interesting. I remember the days of Pierre water. Do you? Watch this, I bet you find it interesting too!

I just cant get enough!

Of these pinwheel pillow's that is :) I just had to make another one today. This one is made with the same line of fabrics as the other pillow and the placemats. This one is bordered with a butter cream yellow. Makes me crave cupcakes! hee hee

Monday, October 25, 2010

Pinwheels go round and round.

Who doesn't love pinwheels? Well I certainly do! So here is a pillow cover that fits a 16x16 pillow form. This adorable pinwheel on patchwork background is just adorable and matches the placemats I finished yesterday.

Sunday, October 24, 2010


This is what I've been working on the last few days, whenever I could grab a few minutes to sew. Placemats! I cut them all out about 4 months ago and then never got around to sewing them together. This was my first time making and using prairy points and I think they are lovely! The points are so cute and add a bit of interest to the placemats, and best of all they are so EASY to make! Best of all I got to practice my free motion quilting. So much easier to practice on these smaller projects, and I can honestly say my skills are beginning to get better. At least I'm now to the point I'm not embarrassed for anyone to see my work :)