Monday, February 4, 2013

Sew Sew Modern

So I finally decided on the pillow I was going to send to my partner and got it off in the mail last Friday.  I decided after stalking her blog, her Flickr photostream and her mosaic that she would be happier with a more colorful selection.  And so the plus pillow is heading her way.  Honestly, the more I look at this one the more I think that I'm going to have to create another one - this time for me.

I quilted it by outlining the pluses about 1/4 inch away from the edges. This was my first quilted project since Penelope came back from the doctor, and the tension is a lot tighter now.  It made quilting this a bit of a challenge at first.  (Guess it really was time for Penny to have a check-up!)

 The inner border is straight-line quilted and the outer border isn't quilted at all.  I like the different textures this gives the pillow and the way the straight lines cross in the corner. (OK, small amusements for small minds, but hey! - )

I made her a 1-Hour Fat Quarter Tote to go with it.  This one is a little quirky, fabric-wise, but I don't dislike it. 

I used some Heather Ross sock monkey fabric (from Hancock Fabrics last summer) for the main part of the bag, along with some pearl bracelets that I bought for something else and didn't use, and some random yellow with orange leaves that seemed to tie the two together.

I quilted it with some super-fast and easy loops, but they seemed to go well with the pearl bracelets.

So here's the little package that is winging its way to my partner.  I hope she likes it.


  1. I saw your Swoon quilt that you made for your daughter! Oh my gosh, that is AMAZING!!!!! Wow, I was blown away...and did you quilt that yourself?!?!?!?!?! She's one lucky girl!!

  2. I love your pillow! It is so cute!
    I'm just popping over from Amanda's blog and I just love the Swoon quilt you made for her! It is just gorgeous!

    Have a great day!

  3. What a delightful little package! I am sure your partner is going to be thrilled with all of it.

  4. I just wanted to drop by and tell you that the Swoon quilt you made for your daughter is GORGEOUS! She is one lucky gal. I am sure your partner will love this package!!! I know I would!!

  5. everything you make is always gorgeous...your partner will be so very happy!

  6. Love the Swoon quilt you made for your daughter! Your pillow is very cute too, love the colors 😃


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