Saturday, 26 November 2016

Flash Back Friday

Welcome to Flash Back Fridays! 

I am going to post about past projects, completed prior to beginning this blog, on the last Friday of the month.  As I have sewn more than a dozen quilts since making that first quilt for my mom many years ago, I have many quilts and stories to share.

This is a quilt I made for my niece using Arabesque fabric by Anna Griffin.  Her mom is a dance teacher and had painted my niece's room in soft pink and gray. 

Work in Progress
 Last minute photos before it goes in the gift bag.  I can't believe I forgot  (well almost) to take photos before gifting it.


Tuesday, 15 November 2016

Monogram Pillow

I needed wanted to update the throw cushions on my couch.  Rather than the prints and stripes I have had in the past I decided to go with a more neutral palette, something similar to some denim pillows I had seen in a store.

Off I went to the fabric store to buy white denim. I thought white denim covered pillows would be perfect for my tan couch, but no longer felt the same way once I placed the white denim on my couch.  That clean, bright look I was going for now screamed bland.

Yikes!  Was this another fabric purchase that was going to sit and collect dust?  No, I really needed updated pillow covers.  I was determined to make it work.  I searched on-line for inspiration and came across this pillow:

The peace symbol wasn't what I wanted, but I loved the texture and tone-on-tone look.  I decided to make a monogram pillow.

I'm very happy with the result.

Tuesday, 8 November 2016

Buyer's Regret

You may have read about the fabric I had ordered to make a birthday gift for a friend's daughter that wend missing.  You can read about it here.

In my rush to replace the missing fabric, I bought some at a local store.  Two different stores in fact, purchased days apart.  And not just any store.  They were quilt stores.  Both carrying hundreds of bolts of quality quilt fabric.  Each time I thought I was happy with my fabric selection and each time I regretted my choice within minutes of leaving the store.

Since I no longer like the fabrics bought to make this gift (I cannot share details until after it has been given) they won't be used, at least not for this project.  So much for my goal of reducing inventory.