Sunday, November 20, 2011

Saturday Sewing

Oh my, how the weekends do fly by!

Now I am seriously regretting not getting much sewing completed this summer. But, we often cannot control our health. But, the next time I have that feeling of fatigue, I'll know to check my iron.

Anyway, on Friday evening, Kelsey, one of my sisters, and myself went to see "Breaking Dawn".  We went to eat at Panara Bread before the movie. I was a little disappointed because they didn't have one of their salad specials going right now. They are always so good.

The movie was very good. We laughed in parts and cried at other parts. It followed the book pretty closely. And it ended about where I thought it would.

I had planned to come home and sew for a few hours after the movie but decided to get groceries instead. So I didn't get home until 11:30 and I was exhausted.

On the sewing front, I was able to finish the applique on the Poinsettia Quilt, add the final border, and sandwich the quilt.  I was even able to get the stitch in the ditch completed late last night.

The sandwiched quilt laid in the middle of my floor for several hours while I made this pillow.

I still need to add a buttonhole and a large red button to the pillow. I got the idea from My Backyard Eden website. Then I decided I had seen these pillow covers from Amazing Designs with flaps and buttons and wanted to make it like that.  I have the words embroidered for the other two pillows but have not made the covers yet. I used a regular bed pillow for this one (it was the size I wanted and only $6), but will use small pillow inserts for the other two. I had thought about using contrasting Christmas fabric for the flaps on the two smaller pillows but have decided to make them all white so I can use them any time of the year.

Today, my sisters and mother are coming to work on a quilt for one of my nieces. My mother makes quilts for everyone for a wedding present. But this nieces picked out a beautiful patters with about 20 small pieces. I may be exaggerating because I have only seen the pattern once. But my mom looked at it and decided she didn't want to tackle it. So my sister (niece's mother) was going to sew it and my mom hand quilt it.

Since the wedding is in April and my sister only has one block made, I decided to host a sewing day at my house to get it on the way. Well, I'm rambling. So hopefully, I'll remember pictures and have an update later.

Happy snipping, stitching, and quilting.


  1. you should make progress on the wedding quilt with so many of you making the blocks. It will be great I'm sure.
    What kind of machine do you use for your machine quilting, I couldn't quite read the name on your machine, I'm thinking Janome - which kind is it. I have a Janome Platnium 720, it didn't come with a foot that would be right for the free motion quilting and thought I would try to find one, do you know where I could get one (the foot) - I don't do much machine quilting but thought I might try a little bit this year to practice.

  2. You've been busy! Such a pretty quilt and pillow!

  3. I love the pillows -- such a clever idea! And I like the idea of having a stitching party to get those blocks finished, too!! I'm *guessing*, based on the natural break in the book, that this movie ends with her having the baby -- the break between Jacob's voice and her voice in the narrative. You don't have to tell me, but I'm fairly certain that's it -- it makes the most sense to me. I'm glad you enjoyed it!! I'd read ahead of myself a little and saw the word "disappointed" and cringed. I'm sorry Panara Bread wasn't having a salad special, but *SO* glad you weren't talking about the movie!! LOL!! :)



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