Thursday, July 28, 2016

Fun Fabric and a Finish

Not long ago I entered a giveaway at Pink Pincushion and I won.  The giveaway was this cheerful "House of Hoppington" fat quarter bundle from the Fat Quarter Shop.   It is really a fun collection of fabrics.  I have not decide what quilt pattern to use, there are 18 fat quarters, any ideas?

The project below is one that I have been planning to work on for some time.  I had chosen the fabrics to make a pillow for a wedding gift for my brother and his wife.  Their wedding was in April and they received the pillow this week.  I  went up to my sewing room one day and said to myself, "you will not leave here until this project is complete."  I sent the pillow off to them the next day.  Actually, I should say that Pat sent the pillow off for me the next day.

This pillow was made using the "Quilt as you Go" method and was inspired by a tutorial found here at Quilting in the Rain.

The pillow was planned to be a rectangular shape but due to my miscalculations it is now a "almost" square pillow.

I did make the overlap on the back off set on purpose, I have learned that it is o.k. to be flexible and a little creative even when it comes to the back of a pillow cover.   That is the little bit of sewing I have been able to accomplish this month.  I have had to let go of my goals planned for this month and last but feel o.k. about that because family and friends have filled my spare time.  Setting goals has been great for me but letting them go when necessary is good for me too.  I will be linking this post with Julie at Crafty Quilter for Hello 2016 Goodbye UFO's here,  Visit and see the projects that have been completed this month.

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