Hi All. I have been very busy sewing! I had a week off to do some major cleaning and purging in my house and now I am back at it with sewing and quilting. I have a few fun finishes that I would like to show you.
First up is a mini quilt that I sewed for “The Strawberry Swap” on Instagram. I mailed it out on Thursday so my partner doesn’t have it yet but I’m almost positive she is not following my blog. 🙂 There was a pillow similar to this on Pinterest but it was paper pieced. I did mine with applique and enjoying trying out the blanket stitch on my machine for the first time. I changed out the thread to match each piece of fabric so it took a few sewing sessions to get the blanket stitching finished.
I cross stitched three little strawberries onto a plain tea towel as a little add-on to my swap package.
This is what I sent out to my partner. I made the little strawberry pin cushions for her too. The pattern for them is in the Martha Stewart sewing encyclopedia and is also free on the Martha Stewart website.
I also made an anchor cushion for his little chair that he has in his room.
I originally meant for it to be primary colours on a white background but my prints are mostly low volume and it would have been washed out so I put it on a red maple leaf background.
Here is the back of the pillow. This was the first time I used binding on pillows and I love it! It’s like a mini flange on the edges without all the fussing. I think all my pillows will have binding from now on.
So those are my projects for #Sewvivor and #TheStrawberrySwap on Instagram. Now I’m onto working on the #VeryCherrySwap and also the first gift for the #CanuckBdayClub. Busy! Come find me on Instagram if you’re on there. 🙂 There’s a button up in the mason jars on the right side of the screen.