December 16, 2011

so, how've you been?

It's been a busy couple of months for this craftaholic and even though my blog hasn't featured any of it (yet), I've been busy crafting lots of pretties. I wanted to share these cut little pillows with you today. I made them for the Music City Modern Quilters Guild Secret Santa Swap. I was lucky enough to be secretly paired with my friend, Chelley. She always has a cute display of seasonal pillows on a little bench in her entryway, and I thought she would like these.

This was a super-simple design and pieced together in no time. Every bit of fabric used on the front was leftover scraps from the quilt tucked beneath the pillows in the photo above. More on that quilt later. I'm such a sucker for using some sort of white, and I can't get enough of straight line quilting these days. I just love the texture it lends to solids.I finished these with a really simple envelope back and added the red with green stripe as binding for a great pop of color. This was my third project using Countdown to Christmas by Sweetwater for Moda and I just love it. I have a few more things I'd like to make with it and I'm hoping I can get one of them done before Christmas (a girl can dream, right?).

This is just a tiny bit of what i've been up to recently, but i have six, yes SIX quilts that I've finished up in the last couple weeks that I can't wait to show you.


  1. I love them! They look great on my little bench. Thank you again!

  2. Sooo pretty!
    I have a question for you, I'm looking to buy a serger and was wondering if you'd had any good experiences with Nashville area sewing shops?


  3. Kirstin, Hopefully you will see this response. You are set as no reply, so I was unable to email you directly. There are a few good options for you in the area.

    Sewing Center @ JoAnn's in Cool Springs will have options from Singer and possibly Husqvarna/Viking. They offer training and classes and have lots of machines in stock to choose from.

    Bernina Sewing Machine Station in Cool Springs sells Bernina exclusively. They offer lots of classes and training for new owners and they have a good service department. They also sell some used machines.

    Sewing Machines & Things in Cool Springs sells several brands Pfaff, Miele, Babylock and maybe Elna. I don't think they offer much in the way of training, but they also have a good service department.

    Rivergate Sew & Vac is supposed to be a good shop as well. I'm almost positive they sell Babylock, but I am not 100% certain on that.

    Although I've purchased all my machines online, I have shopped at each of these (except Rivergate, my friend shops there) and would recommend them highly. Hope this helps!

  4. Thank you Stefanie! I really appreciate your help and will check those places out!

  5. I just love these pillows so pretty and full of cheer. I do really like the straight line quilting - it's a great modern look.

  6. SIX quilts, holy cow?! I am impressed. Can't wait to see your work!


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