Friday, February 28, 2014
Sunday, February 16, 2014
I love to make pillows- its so easy and so much more economical. Its easier to find the colors you want to go with your decor as well. I made these for my brother and sister in law for Christmas. They sometimes "fight" over the pillow that they have on the couch. My Mom actually came up with the idea. Perfect! I didn't know for sure how they would go with the couch but I figured I could recover them if I needed to. The chevron green one was the one I was most worried about. I was in luck, she said it went well. Yahoo!
Envelope Style Pillow
yardage of your choice
1. Cut a piece of fabric to fit your pillow plus extra for folding over. So, if your pillow is 14 x 14 then you will cut your fabric 15 x 36.
2. Zig zag the edges on both the long sides. On the short sides press 1/2 inch over then half inch again and stitch close to the edge. Then another top stitch close to the other edge.
3. Close so that one end overlaps the other by about four inches. Your pillow should be right sides together at this point.
4. Stitch the ends closed on top and bottom.
Your done. I sometimes put a button on these pillows when I make them. It keeps them closed but its really for decoration as these pillows stay closed anyhow.
Wednesday, February 12, 2014
Some of you may already know what the Scrapitude conclusion is by what kind of pieces you had in the last part. In case you didnt, here is how the Scrapitude Mystery Quilt ends. It's a beautiful Saw Tooth Quilt.
Posted by Lori at 7:21 PM
Monday, January 27, 2014
Here are my goals in the Craft Room for these cold, cold days.
1. Organize. Started this early in January but more must be done. Its an ongoing process isn't it?
2. Quilt the 1000 Pyramid Quilt. It took me so long to piece this quilt. I feel like it is always a WIP. But now it is time to bring it from WIP to Finish.
3. Quilt the Craftsy 2012, Sampler.
4. Quilt the Kaffe block quilt.
5. Quilt the two lap blankets.
6. Finish piecing the pinwheel quilt.
7. Finish piecing the Farmers Quilt.
8. Finish piecing the 30's Quilt
9. Quilt the String Quilt.
10. Quilt the Bonnie Hunter Quilt.
Notice how so many of these say finish. Why do I have a ton of quilt tops done and I have not quilted them? I think there are many answers to that question. Knowing how to quilt it for one. Finding the right backing. Having the time. Not totally happy with the end result. But 2014 is the year to press on and Get 'Er Done!
Wednesday, January 22, 2014
Okay, a few more monsters might be in order. Me and my daughter, on a snowy, cold weekend, sewed a monster. She had great plans for the weekend to sew a bunch of monsters. Just like her Mom. Expecting to get a ton done and, well, you know the rest, just not the time you thought you had.
Nevertheless, she managed to get one crazy, cute, delicious monster completed and nearly all by herself. I was pretty impressed with how straight she sewed her lines. I must admit she is a better sewer than I was at her age. Wait, I wasn't a sewer at her age. High school. Okay, she is a better sewer than I was in high school.
I'm a proud mama.
Thursday, January 16, 2014
Until then plenty to do with putting these blocks together.
25 Saw Tooth Block squares- measuring 12.5 when completed as above.
12 of the larger set triangles.
4 of the smaller triangles.
These are because the quilt is set "on point".