Friday, September 30, 2016

Giant Owl Floor Pillow

A few weeks I told you I was going to participate in the Shape Family Challenge hosted by Tales of Cloth. I have finally finished my project and can show it to you! I was sick last week, so I was cutting it right down to the wire with this project!

I made an owl entirely out of EPP pieces! And not just any owl, an giant Tula Pink owl! And then I turned him into a giant 36" round and 7" deep floor pillow!

Originally I just planned a circular quilt with the crescent moon but then as soon as the circle was cut I knew it had to be a giant pillow! I backed it with this awesome Tula Pink sparrow pint. I love the fun dots!

It's a little hard to tell in the pictures, but I actually fused sparkly silver fuse to the white pearl essence fabric for the moon. I always love to add a little extra bling!

My son thinks its the best thing ever. He's been jumping on and laying on it ever since it's been done!

Even the cats are in on the action!

This is where the owl started. It doesn't even look like an owl really. I sent my sister this picture and she said she loves shape puzzles and was coming over! Many glasses of beer later, we got the owl to it's final magnificent state! We had so much fun!

This was such a great project and I'm so glad I did it! I always wanted to play around with a giant pile of EPP pieces and see if I could make my own pattern. Now I know I can! Here is the link to the Tales of Cloth Blog and this challenges link up! Tales of Cloth Shape family Challenge

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Prince Charming Pillow

I've completed another swap mini!

This is the Prince Charming block from Quite Play Patterns, which was one of the blocks my swap mate requested. And for good reason! He is too cute!

And she requested a pillow cover instead of a mini so I made him into a simple envelope back pillow. Blueberry park fabric was also one of her requests so I ordered some, since all I had in my stash was the yellow daisy the frog is sitting on.

I gave him a foundation pieced square in square border to bring him to a cozy 18 inch pillow. I just like the size of pillow! I think he's so cute and I hope he will like his new home and be well loved!

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Teal Mini Swap

I have completed my Teal Mini Swap quilt and my partner has already confirmed she received it so now I can share! 

The challenge fabric was the teal Basic Mixologie print and I made a block from the book Patchwork City by Elizabeth Hartman from the Metro Area quilt. The challenge was only to make a mini quilt or a mug rug, but her 5x8 blocks are the perfect size for mug rugs, so I couldn't resist doing something extra! Besides, once you already have all that fabric pulled out, why not? Plus, I was worried she might not be a fan of all the little animals hiding in the mini, so I figured if she hated the mini, at least the mug rug was pretty neutral!

I've been trying to get a little more adventurous with my quilting, especially now that I've moved about 2 hours away from my quilter, but I still don't do anything that I can't do with my walking foot. I feel like this was still more adventurous then what i usually do, so I'm obviously making progress! I figure if I can get better at quilting while I'm working on these mini's, someday I'll be able to quilt my own fullsize! A girl can dream!

I couldn't imagine sending a mug rug without a mug so I found a cute mug to ship along, and also a blingy notebook because I know I always need another cute notebook to sketch in! Notice Adrian hanging out on the side. He seems to approve so it must be good!

I had so much fun with this project and I can't wait to do it again next year! This year there are 300 some participants. Imagine if you could get all of those mini quilts and mug rugs in the same room!