Thursday, March 21, 2013

Sneak Peak of Quilt and a Pillow

We are saying a prayer of thanks today. S.R. seems to have made it through this dreaded flu business. So far, no one else is showing signs of catching it. Keeping our fingers crossed;o)
Since we haven't been able to leave the house, I have been working diligently on her new bedding. I finished the scallops on her quilt yesterday. Now I am waiting on the rest of the fabric to arrive so that I can complete the quilt. I am a tad bit nervous about the actual quilting bit. It may take me a few days before I can muster up the nerve to tackle that:o)
I have a ton of fabric scraps leftover, so I decided to make good use of them and turn them into pillows. I have never spent this much time on one pillow, and I will have to say that I am pretty proud of the results.
 I hate any form of hand stitching, but after seeing this mermaid pillow, I knew that there might be some hand stitchery in my future:o)

While I was piecing the scallops together, I kept thinking that the little puppy on the fabric would be adorable hand embroidered on a pillow. I have NEVER hand embroidered anything, so obviously I didn't know what I was getting myself into. Thankfully I had the materials I needed tucked away in my craft closet. I bought the thread years ago thinking I had the patience to cross-stitch...HA! I also had a couple of hoops from a craft project gone awry.
It took a couple of hours to finish the embroidery part, but I really didn't mind it at all.
I love this little pup! 
I can't wait to get started on the rest of the pillows and to finish the quilt.
But first, I must go make S.R. an outfit for her Easter program...which is tomorrow. She's so excited that she gets to participate in it. It's our last preschool program..sniff, sniff. My babies are growing up WAY too fast!!

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Stef said... Best Blogger Tips

ADORABLE!!! I love it - makes me want to make some more of those pieced pillows. I hate hand-stitching, too, but the results on something like this make it worth the effort! Please tell me when you finish the quilt - I'm excited to see the whole thing!!!

stephanied said... Best Blogger Tips

Looks great!

jbr said... Best Blogger Tips

I love embroidery and love the detail. Great Job!