Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Splendid Sampler Update - Blocks #16 - 27

This will surely not continue, but as of now, I am up to date with completed blocks. As the weather improves, I will certainly go into my seasonal summer slow down and this project will be one of the first impacted!

#16 - Pieces of Friendship

#17 - Family Stars

#18 - Lina's Gift

#19 - Measure Twice, Cut Once (I may have taken a short cut on this one!)

#20 - Nature's Walk (Payback for cheating on the last block!)

#21 - Sweet Candy

#22 - Goose on the Loose

#23 - Hand in Hand (Another new and fun technique!)

#24 Inspector Side Kick

#25 - Sunday Best (OK, so I got the template reverse backwards....)

#26 - Dreaming of Dresdens (more appliqué...)
 #27 - Sewing Machine (...even more applique!)
With very little exception all the fabric has come from my scrap bins.  Now that we are more than a quarter of the way completed, I think I am going to be a little more purposeful in color selections going forward.

Linking up with Lorna's Let's Bee Social Party!  Have you seen her raccoons?  I know I said this about the dogs, the giraffes, etc. but these are the cutest!!

Friday, May 13, 2016

Pillow Palooza Continues

The next room in line for some personalization is the family room.  It is a large, comfy room with a soft sectional, gas fireplace, pool table, piano and space to hang out.  I love this comfortable beige, neutral color room, perfect for adding pops of color and changing as the mood fits.  Right now I am into blues and blue/greens.  Navy blue, light blue, aqua, teal all make me happy.

The five pillows together:
To make the pillows a little sturdier (again, this is a high traffic spot) I went to Joann fabric to find home dec fabric for the backing.

I liked this fabric so much I decided to make a pillow out of it.

I dug into my quilt magazine collection for inspiration.  This pattern is by Maureen Cracknell and was published in Love Patchwork and Quilting Issue 8.

Not sure I love all the quilting on this but I do love all the fabric!

Not sure what provoked me to be so compulsive, but I did match the fabric on the back zipper fold.

This feather quilt is a pattern by Jo Avery in Love Patchwork and Quilting Issue 9.

So much fun to make and again the zipper fold match.  I guess I thought these pillows would work on either side if I did this.

This pillow was the recipient of a lot of IG love!  Just a bunch of HST's lined up to create the chevron effect.

Simple quilting seemed right here.

Lastly, I love this fabric so much I could not cut it up.

Just made a pillow, lightly quilted around some of the flowers and added piping.  This may be my favorite of the bunch.

After all these pillows, it's time to make a quilt!!  After I deal with the naked walls in the room I will share pictures of the entire space.

Happy Friday!  Linking up with Amanda Jean's finish it up Friday party!
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