Friday, March 2, 2012

A finish and an almost finish


This morning, I was up early, I finished the beautiful doll and she is happily sitting on my sofa and the perfect companion to the double wedding ring pillow:o)



I did some fmq with 50wt Aurifil to give the pillow top some depth.  I still have had no issues with the Bernina burping while fmq with the Aurifil, I am so very pleased since I HATE unsewing!!!!! My eyes have too much difficulty with the smaller stitches.

And she has a zippered bottom.


Yesterday here was BEAUTIFUL!!!!!! I was doing some hand sewing on the porch while the kids were reading in the yard.


Then I remembered that Katy had asked me for a picnic quilt. I made a postage stamp quilt top with p.s. i quilt QAL last Jan {as in 2011} and never finished it.  I think this would be perfect picnic quilt for my Katy using Katie Jump Rope!!!!!



I wanted something more durable on the back since it will have MAJOR use from two kids { Adam will be using it too since we have a lot of monkey see monkey do} So I pulled out County Fair. I have never quilted with home dec weight so I am curious to see what happens. The binding will be the tiles...YUMMY!


Finally, I found this batting on clearance for $2.97 at Joann's day before yesterday! It is Pellon 50%soy/ 50% cotton. It is thin and seems to be VERY strong! I think it will be perfect for the kids :o)

I am off to make a sandwich and start my quilting!!!! Hoping for a weekend finish :o)

Have a great weekend!!!!!

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10 comments :

Sara said...

My thoughts on the Pellon---I love it and it is SO very soft!

It was a beauty of a day yesterday. It seemed to cool off today. NC is so unpredictable so far this year;)

Needled Mom said...

Very pretty pillows and yes, that will be the perfect picnic quilt.

Jennie said...

What a great idea for a picnic quilt! It will be much loved I'm sure.

I envy you weather - still have snow on the ground here.

Heather D. said...

The doll pillow turned out so cute! Congrats on the zipper closure. :)

Katy Cameron said...

Mrs Cushion looks fab, and that picnic quilt looks like the perfect combination of happenstance supply-wise!

Kelly said...

Your cushion is so gorgeous. I let out a little squeal when I saw it. And your quilt top is just lovely.
Have a great weekend Kim xxx

sukie said...

Love all the projects you've made woman! xoxo

Rachel said...

What gorgeous pillows! Can't wait to see the picnic quilt.

Nicole said...

Nice pillows! And that is going to make one beautiful quilt.

Susie at ProsperityStuff said...

Awesome! What great pillows! And, the picnic quilt is going to be amazing! Good thinking on the home-dec-weight fabric - sounds like just the thing to make it sturdy & useful!

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