Two girls that are in my classes were deserving a gift. I have been sharing pictures of the WIPs of these gifts on Instagram this week (Please, come find me @ipatchandquilt). Some of you might recognize these pillows!
( I am in AWE of how quickly I was accepted in the IG community. Thank you all! I am thoroughly enjoying myself!!!)
Girl B was ill for a while, but luckily she is back in school again. A little bit TOO QUICK, ha ha! I was not able to get the little pillow all done before her coming back. I am just glad she is able to be in school again. I asked here peers what colours she has in her room and they decided that a grown up grey with bright blue was the thing to go for.
I added a silver metallic thread in the lightest blue fabric. (Boy, it is hard to photograph metallic thread! Tips, anyone?)
As you can see in the next photo, I did not quilt in the ditch. The wiggly line already created enough contrast in the poof. I was happy to keep it like this.
It keeps on amazing me how different a project looks once it is quilted. At the beginning the top did not really struck me by its beauty. But by the time is was turned into a pillow, I really liked/loved it!
And you know… once I had the pillow in the living room for a little photo shoot, I was not that sure I really wanted to give it away. It goes perfectly with my decor!
Girl S has difficult personal circumstances she is fighting very hard to overcome. To boost here spirits, and dress her new room, I made her a small pillow too. Her favorite colour combination is dark grey with a bright colour added.
I dug out this “orphan block” for testing the Blooming Hot pattern:
I added a border in the dark grey to get the whole thing to a bigger size.
A little bit of FMQ: in the dark grey a stipple, wiggles, lines and hearts in the flower.
That grey fabric attracted dust like a magnet!
The light colour is a neon yellow-green.
Add a button, and DONE!
And the “obligatory shot” of back:
Both pillows were stuffed with pillow forms of 14 x 14 inches.
I have used many scraps for these two projects. The dark grey (above) is almost gone, and I was able to use an orphan block. The very light blue from pillow A has been reduced to a very small piece. And all of the blues and teals/turquoises in the same pillow were all scraps or cuts from FQ’s. (I am finally almost at the end of the scraps left over from a massive bed quilt.)
Shhht….I could say that I am making room for new fabric that’s on its way… but there is MORE new stuff arriving than the scraps I am able to use up. Don’t tell anyone, okay?! 🙂
Here is my cat, shoving it in my face, that I am officially a fabric and thread addict.
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