Thursday, June 20, 2013

Pillows for Mom and a very old UFO!

While clearing out the closet this winter I found this kit from Joann's Fabrics from back in the year 2000!

 I had purchased all 12 patterns plus the finishing kit and I'm sure I hit the sale rack later and picked up duplicates of three of them. I have sewn months 1,2,4 and 7.  I know that month 3 of the applique stopped me on this one since I had never done applique before.

 I decided two of those duplicate blocks would be made into the pillowcase covers Mom requested for camp. Well, I pulled them out yesterday and got them sewn together and pulled old curtains I made for my sewing room up in VT back in 2007 and used those for the backing. The result - two pillow covers all set for Mom.

I believe these will cover some pillows on the couch. For some reason I did not put this one on my UFO bar....... me thinks I will be adding it as number 13 and I'll bring the four applique blocks with me for a little hand work in Vermont if I have time! Now I just need to make a pillowcase for the graduate to go with her quilt. Easy peasy lemon squeezie - as my kids would say.
Off to swim lessons and then if the kids listen to their instructors we get to go bowling after. Mr A did not listen to one of his instructors yesterday so we didn't get to go bowling after swim lessons. We'll see if he learned his lesson today.


Sheila said...

Wow. Those are pretty blocks! I like the colors and look forward to seeing this quilt come together :D

Kathy ... aka Nana said...

Good luck on the listening well!

I love those pillows! Another quilt for me to anticipate seeing completed! You keep me motivated.

Ray and Jeanne said...

Such pretty pillows! I think you dealt with the extra blocks in a really neat way! Hope you got to go bowling today! ~Jeanne

scraphappy said...

It feels good to get those old UFOs crossed off the list. Congratulations on finishing two pillows and good luck with the rest. I'm sure the applique will seem like no problem now.

Ellen said...

I really like the blue and yellow together. Another pretty quilt in the making!

canuckquilter said...

I like this colour combination. You'll have a pretty quilt when you're done. I tend to avoid applique, but it adds a nice touch on some quilts. Good for you for tackling it.