In addition to the finishes I shared in my last post, I also finished a few fun pillows at the end of the year. Do you remember the very adorable Tucker and his pillow that I made in connection with Lorna's Dog Gone Cute blog hop? Well, I had to play with this pattern more for the other two special pups in the family. This is Winnie and Holly.
Their colors were chosen to match the quilt that was gifted to their humans last year. I look forward to making more of Elizabeth Hartman's Kittens.
Last fall I decided a small project would be a good way to reintroduce me to my sewing machine. These two pillows allowed me to play with some of my favorite scraps in the green and blue scrap bins.
The tufted cushion is Vivika Hansen Denegre's pattern from the Spring 2013 Modern Patchwork magazine. I love the shape of this pillow.
The quilting can be seen better from the inside (of the cake).
For the rectangular scrappy pillow I used Malka Dubrawsky's pattern in the Winter 2014 issue of Modern Patchwork.
New techniques from this little project include a new way to install a hidden zipper and binding on a pillow.
These two are going to the designer who did an amazing job squeezing everything on our wish list into the renovated house. It also happens she is a big fan of limey green. Very brave of me to give something handmade to a professional designer don't you think?
Now, off to baste two or three quilt tops!
Linking up with Amanda Jean's Finish it Up Friday.
PS As an extra bonus here are some pictures from our trip to Maine yesterday. First my mother-in-law's spectacular amaryllis plant.
The gorgeous sunset as we drove the backroads of Maine and New Hampshire.
And finally, quilt blocks decorating the porch at the charming Cornish Inn (highly recommend by the way for the cozy Lincoln pub).