Sunday, April 17, 2011

Sometimes it is just too hard to resist:o)



I could not resist cutting into the Picnic/Fairgrounds fabric. I have to say, I really am impressed with it. It is not the usual thin sandpaper feeling fabric that I seem to always find in Joann's, which is why I do not buy Joann's fabric lines. This has a nice quality feel and weight to it. Bravo Denyse Schmidt and Joann's!!!!!

I ended up making the Sprockets Pillow on Cluck Cluck Sew. It was a great way to get a quick sewing fix except for two things...



I did not think of the direction of how the pieces would connect after I sewed them together *head smack* so I ended up with a bunch of pieces that did not match up. I was having a bad sewing day! 



I decided that visual clues (and more coffee) might be needed. 



I had some help doing the sewing. Adam sat on my lap and helped his Mama quilt the entire top. What a sweetie!





The second issue I had was the covered button. I had to go to Joann's to buy a larger one and bought the kit that needed no tools shown below. My advice,never buy these. No tools my Aunt Fannie! There were pliers,hammers and all sorts of other things involved and I was unable to get even half the thing in. Then I ended up breaking it!





Off to Joann's I went again, and I came home with these. If you are going to make the larger pillow the one on the left is the perfect size. I bought the one on the right for some I am going to make for Heather Ross pillows for Adam's be to match his quilt (whenever that gets finished).



I also came home with these. They are right at the front of the store. At eye level, just like the Swedish Fish that the kids cannot resist went we are leaving the store. 



The finished pillow that I love and Adam is already wearing as a hat! 


Hope you are having a wonderful weekend!!!!!

Submitted for Sew And Tell Friday!!!!!!


Kim :o)

23 comments :

Sara @ Sew Sweetness said...

GASP! Oh my gosh it's so beautiful! I think you've changed my mind about these fabrics, I only liked about 2 of them, but your pillow looks so swooningly lovely. :-)

Victoria Paige said...

That is BEAUTIFUL <3

Mary Jo said...

The pillow came out great! I was only able to get the pink dots fabric, which I'm using as a liner for a bag. I love the combination of the fabrics!

Diane said...

Super Cute! I may need to try this pillow.

CityHouseStudio said...

This is so CUTE!
I've made 2 of them, and would totally agree with the "no tools" button kit -it drove me nuts!

Kate said...

I just love seeing how people are using these fabrics! Can't wait to get some... your pillow is beautiful!

Shelley said...

That is such a great pillow! I love that your son was helping you sew :)

Chelsea said...

The pillow is gorgeous! I'm falling harder for this line the more I see it.

H2Ogirl said...

This is lovely. . great job! I adore this fabric.

Kim said...

Thank you so much, I loved making it and I do really hate those button kits!!!!! The worst product ever made!!!!!

Eleni said...

Ohhh I'm in love with this pillow!!! This turned out so cute!!! Lovely colors and patterns!! Actually, this sprocket pillow is this week's challenge for me. Would love for you to come over to my blog and check my progress out!!:) @http://sewhappiness.blogspot.com
Have a great day:)
Eleni

Belinda said...

Oh I love it! Great job!

Kristen said...

I love the pillow! I am very excited about doing something with this collection.

Wendy said...

Awesome pillow. If I hadn't been working so hard my cathedral windows pillow I'd have made a sprocket pillow right away. They are SO appealing to me. And the pic of your son's hand on yours...how precious is that!

Quiltstory said...

That is so awesome! I am going to pintrist it right now! Jealous you are already working with your new DS stash!

Sonja♥ said...

Adam has a good taste:)
Magnifique picture of both your hands!!!

traceyjay said...

very cute! :)

Hollie said...

Such a great pillow! I need one of my own.

Dayna said...

That is so cute!

Carla said...

I have bought this line, after a while of hunting it down, and really love it. I think it's awesome what you have created with it. I'm still thinking what to make with mine.

lemonadegal said...

Love those fabrics - the ones in the pillow and the new. :) Thanks for sharing your cute pillow. How sweet are those pictures of your boy's hands?!?! Seriously, they are framable!!

Sweet Bee Cottage said...

I know in my heart it is wrong to worship and adore this pillow, but I think I might. I think I have to try this (I don't really sew, so wish me luck) because it would be so absolutely perfect in my girl's new clubhouse! Oh...and just based on this post AND the video of your girl scootin' down the hill I had to become a follower. I'm easy that way.

legato1958 said...

Your pillow turned out beautifully! (Worth all of the aggrevation!)
I hate it when you don't have the right button ,etc, and you need it to just complete the project!

Susie

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