Thursday, May 5, 2011

Sewing FOs and Progress

After receiving the adorable owl hexies from Amber, I really couldn't get them out of my head.

FO: Owl-y Green Pillow

I used them to make this pillow. It's not exactly what I wanted, but I really like it. I hope I did the little owl justice. I used a scrap piece from Joel Dewberry's Modern Meadow (I have lots of this line stashed; I eventually plan to make a quilt using all the prints I have), and the circles are from Kumari Garden. I like the hand-stitching I added.

FO: Owl-y Green Pillow

I used a fat quarter of this Amy Butler Soul Blossoms print for the backing. The pillow is 14" square (I used a pillow form from Ikea; it's been in my closet for at least a year).

Obviously, I'm not afraid of color

I took this picture of my bed, which holds most of my homemade pillows (I didn't make the solid aqua one; that's a Target purchase). I'm using my Grellow+Pink quilt as a bedspread at the moment, and loving it.

FO: Kindle Pouch for Jill

I also made this Kindle cover for my sister over the weekend. After shopping together on Saturday morning, she picked out this stashed Ruby Star Rising, and we picked coordinating solids.

Kindle Cover Interior

The inside uses a second piece of Ruby Star Rising fabric, some Kona Eggplant and some Laura Gunn Painter's Canvas. I used this pattern from Birdiful Stitches on etsy. I liked the pattern, and it's cool that you can sell items made from the pattern. I don't think mine looks very polished, but I'm guessing that on the second (or third) try, it will look better. Specifically, my flaps aren't quite straight, and I had to top stitch at the top of the pocket, which shows on the front.

I've got one more piece of sewing to show you today.

Top halves complete!

I worked on my Single Girl quilt recently, and I now have completed the top halves of my rings. It feels good to make some real progress on such a big project. By the end of May, I would love to have the quilt top assembled, but I may be dreaming there. We'll see!


  1. that's a lot of projects you've got there! i love the bright green pillow--that's my favorite shade of green. your bed looks very nice with all of the handmade goodness.

  2. The handstitching MAKES that pillow! I love Modern Meadow, have a little bit of it and now I want more! (always)

  3. 1. Love the picture of all your pillows on the bed. Lucky you to be using your own bed quilt!

    2. I love how you set SG in the vivid green. That's awesome! Unusual. Good.

  4. I love your collection of homemade pillows! Such a lovely combination of colours and patterns. Also love the kindle cover!

  5. you definitely did the little owl justice! great pillows.

  6. I agree with Elizabeth...the hand-stitching makes that pillow. And a perfect use for that owl hexagon!

    Cool kindle cover...I just saw one yesterday that Dogged Knits made that I was considering for my mom...but this one is very cool as well. Decisions, decisions!

    And that circle is great...I'm always amazed seeing circles sewn like that!

  7. Wow, I've been trying to figure out what solid color to combine with my Ruby Star Rising. I LOVE the eggplant! I never would have thought of it, thanks so much for the idea!


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