Friday, March 15, 2013
I am so excited to say that I have finished this months goal! The two pocket pillows for my daughter's school auction are complete.
I can't tell you how excited I was to get these finished. I am glad that they turned out so cute, but I must say they were definitely a "labor of love". As I was quilting a "swirl" motif from Natalia's book, which can be purchased here, the tension on my long arm kept going "weird" on me. I think I ripped out the quilting on the boy's pocket piece three times. It was just crazy. After the 3rd time, I was finally satisfied with the quilting. However, when putting one of the pillows together, I sewed it together backwards. I must say it has been a long time since my seam ripper had seen that much action! Needless to say, I am definitely happy with the final product and I hope some children will be too.
Here are some pictures of the girl pillow without the books and some "up close and personal" pictures of the quilting.
Here are some pictures of the boy pillow without the books and some "up close and personal" pictures of the quilting.
I still do want to make one for my girls' for Christmas. My oldest saw the "girl one" and you should have seen her face light up and then the look I got when I told her it wasn't for "her". I felt so bad. I said "mommy" would try and make one for Christmas and she could pick the colors. At least now I have a "Christmas idea" for this year, but I had better make two because I couldn't stand getting that look a "second" time from daughter #2.
Linking up to 2013 - A Lovely Year of Finishes hosted by Fiber of All Sorts.