Sunday, February 16, 2014

Plugging Along

I have been a bit quiet, but I have been plugging along. I have been working on my Tula Pink Pineapple Slices pillows.
I don't know that I am convinced that her instructions are the best, but what do you expect from a free download. The pattern is a pdf and I can't figure out how to give you a link. It is from Free Spirit Fabrics.
I bought a jelly roll instead of trying to find 1/8 yard cuts of the appropriate fabrics. I bought the larger cuts of fabric from Fat Quarter Shop. Here is the light colored background pillow top.
This is the first one I sewed and it turned out great. Here is the blue version:
This did not turn out so well. I don't know if you can tell, but it is not nicely square. I took sections apart and resewed. Despite all of my resewing, the center is not laying very flat. Maybe I was overconfident because of the first block. I don't know what my problem was. I have the pillow forms and zippers, so it is time to quilt these babies. They are way too small to quilt on the Lucey, so I will quilt them on my domestic machine.

I also completed the next installment of the Designer Mystery BOM. This is another house block.
Very cute. I love the fabric in this series. I have also signed up for next year's mystery. The fabric will be from Edyta Starr. I love the blues and can't wait to start on that one.

I am linking up with Anything Goes Mondays. The link is at the right. I am also linking up with Freemotion by the River. Link at right.

Thanks for stopping by.





6 comments:

  1. I like the idea for the pillows. They look great.

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  2. cute design for the pillow - sorry its been a challenge.
    your little house block is cute!

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  3. Looks like you are having some fun in that sewing room of yours! No better place to be on these winter days we are having. I would never know by looking at your results that they were a challenge...you are making awesome progress!!!! Love the house too...I love houses!!!

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  4. Your pineapple slice blocks look beautiful to me and what neat pillows they will make! The little house is adorable too! Thanks for sharing.
    Freemotion by the River Linky Party Tuesday

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  5. Your pillows are going to be so pretty :)
    Have a fun and creative weekend.
    Your blogging sister, Connie :)

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