Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Just some lovelies from bits...

Nothing too crazy to report here (but there might be something pretty exciting next week hint hint), but wanted to share a couple of lovelies so here ya go...

I had an itch to stitch something quick and easy this week and went for an easy strip pieced pillow. It all started once I FINALLY finished my pillow from an orphan block I made in Amy Smart's class at QuiltBLISS. I even used the vintage 327k to do a little matchstick quilting. It has a really fast reverse so I didn't even bother turning it while quilting. Rebel, I know! Lol

I used three color threads: teal, great, and purple. :)

So, even after finishing my sweet pillow, I wanted more. So I gathered by bits and pieces left from my Mother's Day quilt (here) and got to work. They are so easy to make, too (in case you still need a Mother's Day gift)! A quick google can get you started. Amy taught us to piece on 8.5 x 8.5 inch paper (just trim up some printer paper scraps) and crease it down the diagonal. I actually finished up today while hanging out at Urban Spools and decided to leave it there for a few weeks since we will be packing up soon (again). It looks much prettier there than in a box or closet at home.

For the back, I used a wide scrap piece from the mama quilt backing to make an envelope closure. I have 4 more of these blocks left. Maybe I'll make a tote bag. Hmmm.

I'm also teaching a fun new little girls dress series at the shop and I will be teaching the Ruby (by The Cottage Mama) next month (dress on right). That's some Tula Pink right there!

That's all I got! Hope you have a great week!
Ciao! <--that's for you, Cristina. ;)
Melissa
Ps - sorry for all the iPhone pics this week.

14 comments:

  1. I love those dress, and the Fox Field fabric you chose. It makes me want to sew my little lady one too!

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  2. I love the matchstick quilting with the different thread colours! I'll have to put that on my "to-try one day" list :)

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  3. the pillow is so colourful, love it and both dresses are very pretty

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  4. Love those pillows! Good to know about the paper an the crease. How fun you are doing those classes! Can't wait to see how those go:) Wish I was close enough to attend.

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  5. Super cute pillows!! I love your giant safety pins too! How fun!

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  6. beautiful pillow, and super cute dress!

    Thanks so much for sharing at Needle and Thread Thursday!

    :) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

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  8. Love your style! I love the pillow, the dress, AND the chair!

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  9. Cute pillows. What a great idea to use up some scraps!

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  10. Ah, I love those cushions, and the stitching is awesome!! That's the second fabulous pillow I've seen sitting on a great looking chair today- I think I need a new chair and some new cushions!!

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  11. Everything looks great! The little dress is so gorgeous.

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