Sunday, March 14, 2010

a bit of sewing

I didn't work on more spiderweb blocks like I should have today..
I am so close to having the quilt finished, and I just want to be done with it..
So typical for me, I like seeing results, and I don't like a big wip pile!So I worked on a few disappearing nine patch blocks. I am making a small lap quilt for my Grandma with my Aunt Susan, and my sister Rachel. We will each make 6 blocks, and it will be a small enough quilt that it wont trip under her walker, but still be enough to keep her warm. and it will be pretty :) Susan came up with this great idea.
I got frustrated after these 3 blocks, because one came out 1/4 smaller than the rest.. so I probably will have to scrap it..
so, in order to get some instant gratification (and check one items off my March sewing Olympics!) I made a pillow to match the elephant quilt.
The pillow is an envelope style, and was simple to make, and probably took about an hour.
I started to work on one more this afternoon, these pillows are just too fun :)


LFinn said...

Okay, I love the idea of turning the blocks into a pillow! I need to make some pillows--that seems like a quick, gratifying project. Thanks for the inspiration!

Anonymous said...

Such a lovely pillow! I love those fabrics more each time I see them!

I feel your pain on ending up 1/4" short. This happens to me a lot, since I'm always way too lazy to properly measure, though I'm getting a bit better after a few bummer situations. There are some things you just can't "wing"! (by "you" I mean "me")

Madelynnnn said...

I love the color combinations, almost as much as I love that elephant fabric. I may just have to buy some of it one of these days.

Madelynnnn said...

I just wanted to thank you for the links to tutes, it is perfect! I see some new oven mitts on my future :)

LJ said...

That is a fun pillow!!
Your little boys are so cute!!

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