Friday, March 17, 2017

At Last-Ava's Quillow Is Finished

First, a little detour by way of my favorite fabric shop...
Mr. M. gave me a gift card to the Cotton Blossom for Valentines Day-he's so thoughtful.

So I bought batting and thread. I just don't have room for any more fabric. Batting for a twin is enough for two quillows. Guess what!?! I have two quillows to make.

These are some bunny ear drawstring bags I made this week that I saw on Sew She Can. I'm going to make some more and give them to my choir kids for Easter. I put two finger puppets in each bag.

Now to the main event. I pin basted Ava's princess quillow.

It is sewn and turned, then quilted. The projecting piece is the pocket.

Here is a view of the pocket before stitching on the backing.

Here is the applique' side of the pocket. (Have I told you that I don't like applique?)

After quilting 4" straight lines down the length. I also stitched in the ditch across the width.

Some close ups of her name. Fused, blanket stitched, and straight stitched. 

Pocket is sewn in place.

Here is how it looks folded into a pillow.

The backing fabric is so cute. Hope she likes it.
Oh, opps. Didn't show you the front. I posted it here back in June of last year. I stopped sewing on it because we didn't know her name. My son and DIL wanted to keep it a secret until she was born. Now she is a big 6 month old. This may be a present for her first birthday.
Linking up with Crazy Mom. Yea! 

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Uno zip bag

I'm sort of between projects. I have 3 or 4 things I need to work on but can't get motivated.
So I took at little look around the blog-o-sphere trying to find inspiration.
I found the 52 weeks of zipper bags at Little Crispy here.

I bought a new pack of Uno cards for the kids at school to play when their work is finished. The first zip bag shown on Little Crispy was perfect to hold a pack of cards. I downloaded the directions and looked through my stash for some suitable fabric.

I found a fat quarter of this homespun type fabric. I've had it forever and never found the right project. I had a red zipper in my stash, too.

The lining is some of my favorite fabric from my very first quilt.

It was a super easy bag to make. Maybe my dry spell has been broken. 
Next week is spring break and I hope to get some sewing time. 

Ever need a little push to get sewing?