Grown-up Pillows

Recently, Granddaughter G. has been talking about redecorating her room in black, white and turquoise because bubblegum pink is for “little girls” and not mature enough for a grown-up eleven year old. Hmmm…..

Never-the-less, decorating is always fun, and there happened to be tons of black and white fabric left over from the B&W&P Bento Box quilt. I think these pillows are a great contribution to the new colour scheme!


And in a nod to her former love of pink (and to be honest, she still does love pink :)) I used a little pink, white and grey striped fabric as a piping of sorts around the outer edges.


The pillows final measurements clocked in at about 29 inches wide by 20 inches tall – just perfect for snuggling with as we move into cooler fall weather. They feature the standard envelop back and a pillow form that I stuffed with a polyester quilt batting pulled out of another quilt project (more on that one soon!).

And another finish! Linking up with Finish-it-up-Friday over at CrazyMomQuilts.

Happy Friday!


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Another baby quilt may not seem like the thing to get someone out of a baby quilt marathon induced sewing slump, but it seems to have worked for me🙂.


This one is not for anyone at the office – it’s a “hope chest” quilt for an owl lover…


These fabrics have been sitting on the sewing table for a while so it’s nice to finally have them made up into a quilt.


I thought the bird bath location for the photos was appropriate given all of those birds on the back🙂.

And now that summer is (almost) over, this is the last baby quilt you should see for a while since I will have to stop sewing baby quilts (pattern here) and get back to some other projects that have been waiting for a while!

Since this is the first finish I’ve had in a while, I’m linking up with Finish-it-up-Friday over at CrazyMomQuilts.

Happy Autumn!


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Yo-Yo Energy

It’s been at least three weeks since the last post and I have to say that there has been a decided lack of sewing energy around here since the last little baby quilt was completed for the office babies. In an effort to get back on track, here is another one of the July Shop Hop blocks – only one :)!


I’ve not done yo-yo’s before, and I’m not sure I “get” them, but it was fun to give it a try for this one block. This block is from the Marsh Store, a shop hop favorite of ours, and one of the suggestions was to include a button in the middle of each yo-yo. I decided that was a great idea since previous shop hop blocks have included at least one block with a button or buttons. I found these little flower buttons during the last trip to Joann’s and I think they suit nicely.

Hopefully, the long weekend in front of me will lead to some sewing finishes, but in the meantime…

Happy Labour Day weekend!



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Summer Days…

It’s a very Canadian thing to do in the summer, at least the part of Canada we live in, but we’re at the cottage this week and enjoying a slower pace with the kids and grandkids.


Unfortunately, with getting ready to be off work for a week and packing up to go (not to mention running out of thread), I didn’t complete the final little quilt last week as I had hoped. But given that the cottage has all of the modern conveniences, like electricity for a sewing machine and wifi for posting, I simply brought the last quilt along and completed it here.


I think this one is very cute with it’s little dogs and blue/grey/burgundy colour-way. It’s also quite fitting that it was completed here as we’re renting the cottage from the intended recipient. Here’s the back:


I wasn’t too sure about that black/grey/white piece to finish off the backing, but I was trying to use what I had on hand and it went with the colours already included. I think overall the result should suit another little boy. The pattern, as always, can be found here.

This little quilt is the last of the baby quilts for the office for this year – a co-worker, who is also a quilter, graciously agreed to help out with a few quilts as well. Otherwise, I would be making baby quilts from now until the end of the year (maybe not quite, but it’s been feeling that way :))!


Happy summer Fridays! There aren’t too many left so we need to enjoy them while we can!


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Four Down…

…one to go!

I was losing my light, but managed to snag these pics just an hour ago.


This cutie has a bit of a bicycle theme going on (courtesy sister #1). As always, the pattern is by Amanda Jean (through ModaBakeShop) and can be found here.

The first 3 babies are all boys – we haven’t heard about the gender of the twins yet so the yellow from last week should be appropriate.


Hopefully by this time next week, the last of the 2016 baby quilts will be done – for me, at least. There are another 3 babies that will receive their quilts from my coworker.

It may just be time to give up this office tradition – but in the meantime, another finish so linking up with Finish-it-up-Friday over at CrazyMomQuilts!

And for the Canadians, happy long weekend!



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The Twin

The twin quilt to last week’s finish is also now complete.

The two quilts are identical in every way except for the one jungle animal fabric: in the first quilt it is yellow and in the second below, blue.


I even managed to find, as we shop-hopped a couple of weeks ago, enough of the yellow and grey fabrics for two identical backs.


Here’s a close up of the two quilts so you can see the slight difference with the two fabrics.


And, since I promised a better (day light) picture of the first quilt, here are the twins together.


And, two weeks in a row, linking up with Finish-it-up-Friday over at CrazyMomQuilts before heading back to the sewing room to start baby quilt number four!

Happy Friday!


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Another Baby Quilt

My plan was to head straight home after work today and finish stitching the binding down on the next baby quilt in the queue for expectant co-workers. The family had other plans, however, and we took time out for Ribfest – which was very yummy, but the end result was that the last stitch didn’t get placed until well after dark. Better pictures will be forthcoming.


The number is now up to 8 babies due over the summer and into the fall – yikes! Another co-worker is a quilter as well so I’m now calling in reinforcements, but I still need to get a few baby quilts ready for the 5 babies coming over the next few weeks – one has arrived already and the number includes a set of twins.


This little yellow and grey quilt has a matching partner, almost the same, which should be completed shortly as well. I’ll see if I can get daylight photos of the two quilts together for next time, but I’m still feeling pretty accomplished today. The pattern, as it always is for my babies, is the Stacked Coins baby quilt which you can find here.

It’s been a long time since I’ve had a finish so I’m linking to Finish-it-up-Friday over at CrazyMomQuilts.

Happy Friday!


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