Saturday, March 16, 2013

Florida Pillows

Another UFO that needed to be finished before I had carpal tunnel surgery on my dominant hand.  My daughter, son-in-law and family are Florida fans and have decorated their family room with Florida memorabilia, pennants and gator themed stuff.  It was only fitting that the pillows for the sofa be made with Gator fabrics.

Both pillows are the same.  I added some backing to the tops to let them be washed often and a zipper for easy insertion and removal of the pillow forms.  My daughter has two children under three and a nine year old.  Pillows get tossed about quite a bit and need washing from time to time.

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Sugar Block Club

Blocks for the Sugar Block Club with Amy Gibson BOM.

Finished: Another UFO

I've been trying to spend one day per week completing UFO's (unfinished quilt objects).  This is the latest one to be completed.  A chevron quilt started several months ago for my grandson.  I found the idea/instructions on the

I had shown some work in progress pictures previously in this blog post.  Thankfully it is now done and in the little hands of the recipient.

Here is my attempt to create the chevron quilt for my grandson, Colin:

Colin has had severe eczema since birth and does best with soft items.  Instead of doing traditional quilting on his quilt, I backed it with a cream colored soft Minkee fabric.  It was top stitched with a wavy decorative stitch.  He has rubbed his face all over the quilt and seems to like it.
Thank you Kirsty for a great pattern.