Monday, September 22, 2014

miscellaneous Monday

Well, it's Monday. I'm happy to see a new week and I'm grateful for a fresh start, aren't you? Thanks for all of the kind comments on my last post. They are much appreciated--more than I can say. xo
 
On October 10 & 11, 2014 I have the chance to visit and teach in Fargo at Modern Textiles. They have a great selection of modern fabric and the owners are AMAZING! It's such a fun place to hang out and I'm super excited about visiting again! On Friday there will be a meet and greet where I will be demonstrating spiral quilting, so come by and watch me wrestle a quilt. (Hahaha!) On Saturday I'll be teaching one of my favorite classes "Make Good Choices", which is all about fabric selection! You can read more about the class and sign up here if you are interested. If you live in the area, I hope to see you there!
 
Now, to play a little catch up from last week, here's my scrappy ribbon pillow. No ribbons were used in the making of the pillow, just cute little scraps and kona cotton....but when it's all assembled, it looks like ribbons, so there you go!

The pillow measures about 20" square.
While I don't NEED another pillow, I'm happy to have one finished rather than another quilt WIP. My husband is making his peace with the fact that the house will soon be over run by pillows.
It was easily finished with an envelope backing.
I just love those dots for backing! They are by Denyse Schmidt from the Picadilly line at JoAnn's. I should have bought bolts of it.
This is scrap project # 86/101.

One more thing...I'm planning on a HUGE giveaway this week to celebrate my 250th quilt finish. I've rounded up some fabulous prizes to give away. I can't wait to celebrate!

Happy Monday to you!!!

45 comments:

Lynn said...

Thanks for your post today, from now on I'm going to think of Mondays as a new beginning! I am also going to seriously reconsider throwing the smallest of scraps away after seeing your new pillow.

coastal gray said...

My problem is that I have a good dozen fine feather pillow inserts waiting to be covered.....
I ADMIRE your creativity of using up your scraps in such beautiful ways......

Karen said...

Ever since I saw your book, Sunday Morning Quilts, I've had a whole new perspective on quilting. My grandmother was an old traditional quilter and I had my head stuck in that way of thinking.(not that there is anything wrong with it, it just wasn't "me").I use your strings and scraps all the time now and love the finished pieces!

charlotte said...

250 quilts!! Wow!! That is so exciting. I think I am about half way to that and I have been quilting 20 years! Congratulations.

Lisa Walsh said...

Seeing your pretty ribbon pillow with the envelope back I just had to tell you that I made a pillow recently and used your tutorial for the envelope back and I LOVED it!! It was so easy and I'm looking forward to making lots more! Thank you 😀

whatknotgirls crafts said...

I would have guessed ribbon! Very cute pillow.
Hooray for a giveaway!

Jane Cisneros said...

My house is Not overrun with pillows ... Yet. I think you have inspired me to play with my pretzel jars full of scraps. Beautiful pillow!
Jane @ Handiworking.com

Gotham Quilts said...

Love the pillow! And 250 quilts is an amazing, congrats!!

Daytona Damsel said...

Oh I love that pillow. If your house gets to full of pillows you can send a few to me:)
Debbie

Lana said...

Loved this sooo much! Your work is always inspiring!

Michelle C. said...

When I was 8 or 9, my mom made pillows as gifts for my friends' birthdays. They were sweet pillows with sunbonneted girls on them. I'm sure my mom made them b/c they were a unique, economical gift. They also gave her an excuse to sew, which she has always loved to do. I wonder if there are little girls in your life who would appreciate a ribbon pillow instead of a store-bought gift on their next birthday? (I'm a not-so-little girl and would love one!)

tubakk said...

I really love your fabrics and colours. Great project.

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

Cute Pillow. One thing on my winter To Do list is to make new pillows and pillow cases. Cheerful ones...like yours!!

Hollie @ Just a Mom who Sews said...

What a pretty pillow!

Dominique said...

One can never have too many pillows (thought some husbands may disagree). I love this one and I am in awe of your ability to come up with ways to use tiny scraps. This whole 101 scrap project has been so inspiring!

Petra said...

Loving the "ribbon"cushion,I'm sure it will make everyone smile with those fresh colours.😀

Nini said...

Love the fabrics you chose for the class...wish I lived closer, I'd be there! Plus the store sounds fun, lucky you! Enjoy your time there, please post photos. You are an inspiration for me!

Alli said...

Holy mackerel! I can't imagine having finished 250 quilts! Go, you! :)

SuperMomNoCape said...

Before reading your post, I did think you had used ribbons... what a pretty pillow cover!

And WOW, 250 quilts! I took part in your very first quilt-a-long back in 2007. Did you ever imagine back then where you'd be just 7 years later? Success stories like yours inspire me!

Quilter Kathy said...

Beautiful...love that it matches your toes!

Maureen Murphy Boyd said...

I love the bundle at the beginning of this post; very yummy!

Di~ said...

Great pillow, love the back too, didn't know she did dots! Can't wait for the celebration.

Bridgit said...

I just used those polka dots in my daughter's giant, rainbow log cabin.

Clair said...

Maybe when I return to the states and get a new couch I can be the recipient of some of those pillows. Or learn how to make my own.

Christie said...

Cute pillow!

Sarah Craig said...

What an adorable pillow! I need to dig out some of my pretty tiny scraps and make one of these!

Lorna McMahon said...

Oh, I think you must have been inspired by your solids quilt in progress you have up on the design wall. This pillow is super cute!

margaret said...

lovely cushion,

Teresa Palmer said...

Love the bright colors!

roberta mill said...

Loved seeing your 'peek a boo toes' and look forward to the giveaway

Kris said...

Wow you always have something beautiful completed!!!

Sandy said...

Your comments made me chuckle. Our husbands are such good sports - especially those whose wives have a fabric fettish! 250 in 14 years......I had to do the math....nearly one and a half quilts every month every year- wow!

Lesley Gilbert said...

I love this pillow - we call them cushions - I love your cushion :) :)

MICHELLE said...

I'm always amazed at how straight your fabrics line up. How do you do that?

Anne said...

Love your pillow . . . it's a great use of tiny scraps. You ought to round up all those pillows and take a picture of the pile.

NebraskaNative said...

I'd love to see you wrestle a quilt, I mean, demonstrate spiral quilting. ;) Would you ever consider having someone take a video and then you post it on your blog? Thanks for considering!

Suzanne said...

Oh what fun! I love the ribbon pillow. I have several down pillow forms from ikea waiting to be made beautiful.

I'm jealous of anyone who gets to witness the quilt wrestling event.

Heather Graves said...

Haha, never enough pillows!! For every quilt I make there is a suspiciously similar looking pillow... What a wonderful use of scraps!

Carmen Lee said...

Oh what a fun! I really love that ribbon pillow. It's really a nice post today. I love to see different unique quilting that's why i use to search and search for more interesting designs.

Granny Maud's Girl said...

I am making another cushion I don't need too. Yours is lovely!
I have a Ta Dot print that is very, very similar. If you need more pink spots, try looking for that.

Anne Hayward said...

Fabulous pillow and fantastic use of scraps quilty hugs

Lori said...

Love the pillow!! I want to roam around your never-ending scrap bins!! :-)

Alice in Wonderland Cakes said...

I absolutely love that bundle at the top of the page and it could be perfect for my 14 yr old daughters room - where from please? Thank you so much x

amandajean said...

Alice in Wonderland Cakes,

The fabrics are an assortment from my stash. Most have been around awhile so they me be hard to find. Sorry I don't have a better answer for you!

AJ

Pat said...

No such thing as too many pillows. :D