This week is the Swedish Bloom quilt for Zakka 2.0. Moving right along :) I decided to just make a quilted pillow this week. I know, total slacker. While I would love to make the full quilt someday, it just wasn't going to happen this week and I'm sad. I started the paper piecing Saturday and finished it up yesterday. I ran into some troubles while quilting this one. Not sure what was going on but think my spray baste was reeking havoc on my needle, which hasn't happened in a long time! So what should have taken me less than an hour took me 3...grrr! I felt so defeated when I went to bed. I hate that feeling. Monday was a new day and I was able to clean up all the skipped stiches, add the backing and bind ALL during little relish's nap AND even catch up on some of my DVR'd shows. Yippee!
This morning when I was sitting with the girls eating breakfast and browsing Flickr to see how many over achievers were out there and already completed this weeks challenge. This is what I found... Swedish Bloom Quilt by verykerryberry's blog . EEEEEK! I was in LOVE! I am still thinking about that quilt with such envy. I wish there were more hours in the day and sleep was overrated. But there aren't and I need my sleep!
Ok, here are the details for my pillow: I used scraps for the flower and leaves, polka-dot background is from Hobby Lobby, Joel Dewberry for the binding, and the back is Ikea fabric (now it's truly Swedish, right?!). This was a tiny bit small for a euro pillow but I made it work. I made the flower the size it says in the book then added a 5 inch border to the sides and then a 2 1/2 inch border to the top and bottom. Measures about 18 1/2 by 18 1/2. I did a loopdy-loop FMQ on the borders and then just outlined the petals and leaves. The back is just an envelope enclosure, but I think I might still add a button to keep it from looking like a shirt that is too small at a buffet. LOL
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