I haven’t been doing much blogging or sewing this week. I think the sluggishness of third-trimester pregnancy is really settling in.
However, I was able to sew the block for three new pillows I’m making as a present. They are inspired by Marca-Relli prints and I think they’re pretty neat:
I’m going to be bordering these in the homespun cotton (faux linen) that I used for my Valentine’s pillows. I’m going to quilt them, do the backing with a canvas AND I’m going to install my first ever zipper. w00t!
I also made big attempts at trying to assemble pillow covers from chunky cable-knit sweaters and it was just a disaster. I was covered in little sweater pills, unable to cut anything evenly with the stretching nature of the knits, and I broke a needle. So I called it quits on that project <sigh of relief>.
I also abandoned the idea I mentioned last week about making another Valentine’s pillow (inspired by a Better Homes and Gardens pic I posted in last week’s WIP blog).
I haven’t made any more progress on my Project Modern 2 quilt, but I need to get going on making some Franken-batting.
In new projects, my dear friend suggested we give making some scrappy quilts together. I’m really excited about that project! I think we’re going to end up with two really adorable blankets and have a lot of fun.
I’m also excited about giving Ferris Wheel blocks a go. I think if I do them in green they could be super-cute for St. Patrick’s pillows (and nice enough to stay out all spring).
Check out more WIP’s at freshly pieced!
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