Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Vintage Bricks Quilt

 I finally finished the bed size spring summer quilt that I had to put away because I got so mad at it!
 I made a pieced backing with vintage sheets and the bricks are also made from vintage sheets.

 This quilt is huge. It is the largest quilt I have ever done and I can't believe I actually got it shoved under my machine to quilt it. I way overestimated the top. I must have messed up some math somewhere (which wouldn't be beyond me!).
 See how it matches my artwork I had previously made for the wall? Now it is nice and summery!

Friday, July 15, 2011


I have been wanting to make new pillow for the couch for a long time and I finally got around to it yesterday. I used some upolstery fabric scraps that my Dad brought me after picking them up from a craigslist posting from a store who was cleaning them out to make room for new. 

Here is the before picture. These pillows came from a yard sale and I bought them with the intentions to use the pillow forms but they stayed on the couch for way longer than I wanted! 


 Here is the after! How cute are they? I am so pleased with how they turned out. I used this tutorial for the round pillows and I made the one in the middle by just cutting random strips and sewing them together.

 Here is the back of the pillow in the middle. It is reversible! The round ones have the same backing.

Close up of pillow in middle

Round pillow
Other round pillow

 Once I made those pillows, I had to made some new covers for the loveseat pillows! They needed to match! Here is the before...
 And here is the after! These are made with 16 4" squares and a 1 1/2" border. They are removable.

Loveseat pillow close-up
They make you want to just sit on the couch all day with them and tell them how much you love them!