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It’s Friday… already

February 5, 2010

I have no idea where this week went.  First thing you know it is Sunday evening and you are enjoying a turkey dinner with your family, and the next thing you know it is midnight on Thursday and you are trying to finish up a project before Friday morning (didn’t finish).  Sigh.  How time does fly.  For my Sew&Tell this week I am posting some pillows/covers I made.  My sister is making her first ever quilt.  A resolution for last year (her resolution “deadline” has always been Chinese New Year, so she has one more week) was to make a quilt.  So last week we went and picked out some fabric and got it all cut and the top done in one day.  She sewed, I ironed.  She left the scraps with me, and this is what I made yesterday.  (Scraps are dangerous at my house…. I can’t ever throw them away.  Ever., not even the tiniest piece.)

She already has pillows to go inside the two large one’s, but I stuffed the small one with polyfill.  I mean, when you have a 10-ish inch scrap of EVERYTHING you just can’t stop at two.

My biggest accomplishment in his whole adventure was that the backs look prettier than anything I’ve ever made.  All my/her seams are pressed tight and all go in the correct direction.  Scott keeps telling me that it doesn’t matter, because no one is going to see it.  But I don’t care.  I know it’s there.  And it gives me warm fuzzies.  Go check out the other Sew&Tell’s.  It’s one of my favorite things about Friday!

PS… My birthday is next week, and I am going to have a giveaway to celebrate.  I almost finished it last night, but decided at 12:30 I just wasn’t going to finish.  Hopefully today during naptime.  Keep checking!

14 Comments leave one →
  1. February 5, 2010 9:56 am

    these pillows are great!!! there are quite a few pillow finishes this week…including me. these fabrics are really pretty

  2. Anne permalink
    February 5, 2010 9:58 am

    Great use of scraps! And how fun must it be to work together with a sister!

  3. February 5, 2010 10:07 am

    Oh how cute!!
    :o) Trish

  4. February 5, 2010 10:14 am

    great pillows! Your pin cushion is in the mail, sorr it took so long to send i was in the process of moving back up to school for the semester but i sent it out im pretty sure on tuesday the days have meshed into one! I hope you get it soon!

  5. February 5, 2010 11:04 am

    I love the bold colors! What a great way to use up scraps. Nice finish:)

  6. February 5, 2010 11:08 am

    Love those! I am the same way, can’t throw away scraps, but, I would rather work on new fabric than dig through the scraps 🙂

  7. February 5, 2010 11:43 am

    wow…that looksvery pretty and gorgeous…i love your fabric too.

    Visiting you from sew & tell

  8. Karen N permalink
    February 5, 2010 2:20 pm

    Those pillows look great. I have the same problems with scraps but have vowed to be better this year and throw out the most unusable scraps but there are just some fabrics that are hard to part with. I re-purpose longish strips as plant ties.

  9. Trish permalink
    February 5, 2010 3:36 pm

    Wow, those are beautiful Erika! You are a brilliant!

  10. February 5, 2010 5:30 pm

    Great pillows, doubly so for using scraps. Good job! The colors are so cheerful.

  11. February 6, 2010 1:21 am

    Those pillow covers are gorgeous! I love scraps too, I never throw them away! Great job!

  12. February 6, 2010 3:55 am

    Super cute pillows, lovely colours in the fabrics. I’m afraid I’m not very good at throwing out scraps either. Have to use every last little piece.

  13. February 9, 2010 10:53 am

    Um, heart.

    Happy Birthday to me/us.


  14. February 11, 2010 4:09 pm

    Those are great pillows. Wonderful use of scraps. Thanks for sharing. Happy early birthday.

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