Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Scrappy Pillow

It's funny how 2 days can be completely different. Yesterday I was in a creative funk. I have a lot of UFO's I could work on, and there's so much inspiration on the internet, but it was just one of those days where I just wasn't feeling it. I finally sat down with some solid scraps and made this little crazy quilt block inspired by an antique Amish quilt I had seen. Eh, I think it will go into the pile of single blocks in the bottom drawer. I might finish the embroidery first.

This morning, however was a new day, and I seemed to be ready for it! My mom has been asking me for new cushions for her couch for a few months now, so I finally started one. I grabbed a piece of fabric that I had dyed a few years ago and wasn't sure what I was going to do with it. I had sliced a few strips off but still had a piece that was 18 x 20. Mom's couch is a dark gray, and she has a love seat that is dark purple and I though this color would look equally well on either. Then I pieced the patchwork strip and sewed everything together. I really like this, and the only reason I didn't quilt it right away was because I don't have a thread that I like. I guess it means a trip to the fabric store. 

And then, just because I made these: 

Pretty sure this is going to be a mini quilt. After lunch I'm going to go ahead and join the blocks, add batting and a back and finish it up.
I'm linking up to Scraptastic Tuesday


Lisa J. said...

I love both of these pieces. Very nice use of colour. I especially love the energy in the bottom piece.

Nicky said...

Great scrappiness! Particularly love the last one. Thanks for joining us at #scraptastictuesday

Ann said...

I can see the pillow looking good on either grey or purple as you said. Good choice. And like everyone else, I really love your final photo. Are you making a throw (I hope) or a pillow. Those blocks are fabulous!

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