WIP Wednesday #3

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).

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9 responses to “WIP Wednesday #3

  1. Great blocks – very pretty!

  2. Franken-batting, I love that! I just did that for the first time on some quilts I finished over the weekend, and it was really nice to use up some batting scraps! Your new pillow-to-be blocks look really awesome so far. Happy WiP Wednesday!

  3. Look very nice…different..

  4. very nice….interesting

  5. Beautiful blocks! I’ll look forward to seeing your Ferris Wheel blocks–they sound delish!

  6. Oooo, I can’t wait to see more of your pillows! The blocks look great so far. Happy WiP Wednesday!

  7. I’m impressed that you will try a zipper … I haven’t been that courageous yet =)

  8. Loving your pillow blocks! Take it easy and get your rest! You have a good excuse!

  9. Lee

    I know, I’m in love with those Ferris Wheel blocks too, so cute and unique.

    Ah, I remember trying to sew while I was very pregnant. There was so much I wanted to do, but absolutely no energy with which to do it. Been there! As Diane said, take it easy and rest when you can.

    Thanks for linking up to WIP Wednesday, have a wonderful week!

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