I worked hard over the Christmas break this year. Why? Because we were up at the cottage and I had the time to get some things done that I have been wanting to do forever!
One of the things I have been wanting to work on are some pillow covers for the cottage. You see, the pillows in the cottage are in great shape - but - they are all neutrals! In other words they all beiges and browns and we want to funk the place up a bit!
One project I have been wanting to make ever since I got the book Contemporary Curved Quilts is the Crazy Eights Pillow using the Quick Curve Ruler. I brought up the ruler and Christmas fabric and cut it out. I just love the ruler and their method!! If you haven't checked it out you really should!
I liked it right from the get go!! Then again, I am a sucker for Christmas prints!!
I made two so that we could have pillow shams to top the Christmas quilts.
I made a couple of other scrap pillow covers from some bits and pieces that were left in the bin that I brought (lucky for me because we got snowed in that day and I couldn't get to the local fabric store until the next day!!).
I also finished putting together the tumbler blocks I cut out a few years ago when I was demonstrating the Accuquilt Go! That's the thing about demonstrating - you always have lots of blocks cut out; and, they don't always have a defined purpose! Well, I decided to put all of these together into a top and quilt it.
I will CUT these all apart into pillow tops :-o I figured that it was easier to quilt it all as a top rather than do each individual pillow. I will post more on my progress later.
The quilting is finished on all of the pillow tops now!! I just used a wide-back muslin so that I could load it onto my frame.
I love that way that everything looks quilted and I will post more as I progress with the projects. I haven't tried cutting apart a quilt before so this should be interesting as I take that big deep breath and slice!
Wish me luck!