This month is going to be a busy month for me. First Pdawg is turning 1 next week. HOW DID THAT HAPPEN? Then there is the grown up job and the never ending hours right now. With that my sewing time could be pretty limited.
It’s never easy to say good-bye to a pet. My parents recently had to put their Boston Terrier, Sweetie, down after 8 years. We are pretty sure she developed something neurological but my parents didn’t want to put her through a lot of testing.
They were so strong about it and still have rough days. To help honor Sweetie I wanted to make something for my parents. We had our Indy Modern Quilt Guild meeting at Crimson Tate in January and I remembered she had the perfect fabric. Boston Terrier Voile. I opted for the black and white version. I cut a 4.5 inch strip as the center. I called my mom and asked Black and ….? She said gray of some sort. This medium gray was perfect. I cut a 1 inch strip. My friend Lisa had added a small “border” around a block and I loved it. This was my inspiration for the pillow.
I added white to the top and bottom and left the little gray border out. Maybe it’s more like piping, I’m not 100% sure. I planned to use scrap batting to stuff the quilt so I put a small white liner in to hide any off colored batting.
The pillow is backed with some left over Kona Charcoal from the Reverse Mosaic Tiles quilt back. Amazingly, another pillow did not put a dent in my scrap batting bag. Luckily, I have some more projects in mind to utilize the leftovers.
The pillow now sits in Sweetie’s favorite chair near their picture window. She loved to sit there and look out it. It can’t bring her back, but hopefully it provides some comfort.
I’m loving this soft blue and light gray color combination. When I look at treasuries I’m usually looking for color and those that flow well together. Sometimes it is a mood or event, but usually color wins out.
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Getting this quilted and bound was my goal for February. I’m elated to have this quilt done, ready to go to it’s new home. It’s been in my Work In Progress bin for a year and a half.
For the quilting I wanted to create a diamond in the center and echo it out. The quilting is set 1 inch apart in white.
My favorite is the purple and light gray on the back. For the binding I chose a solid navy from my scrap bin. It pops against the back of the quilt and compliments the front.
Another little girl is getting a quilt that isn’t overly girly.
If you have a chance, take a look at everyone’s finishes for February.
What feels like forever ago I was apart of a rainbow charm swap. Sad to admit, it’s been almost two years. These charms have sat in my WIP box with not a lot of inspiration. I even created a board on Pinterest for the project.
As I have started to use Instagram more I found this quilt and really liked it.
The technique is from Quilts from the House of Tula Pink. Take a block any size you want, I chose 5 inch blocks in Kona White. Then squares of whatever size you want. Sew the smaller blocks onto the corners and trim. Pretty easy. With this many squares, it could take a while.