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Sep 25, 2013

A little something for me...

Sep 25, 2013
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Lately it seems as though I am always sewing for a deadline.  My sewing time in general is short due to the kiddos, so with deadlines and life, that has left little time to sew for me.

Finally... a breather!  And what sweet therapy it is.....

It began with this little block.  One I call Scrappy but Classy.  It's like a party with the colorful nine-patch, but all business with the bowtie.  :)  Maybe I'm the only one who cracks myself up.  Anyhow, this little beaut was returned to me as a reject from my submissions to Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks mag (here's the one that is in).


I have to say, I'm SO glad this block came back to me.  It was hard to part with the little Echo that I had - I only had a charm pack.  And these colors are just perfect for autumn.


I auditioned orange v. gold on Instagram.  I ended up going orange - it's my new favorite color.  And plus in the season when everything is pumpkin, I couldn't resist.


A little echo quilting for Echo....


And easy as pie, she's a pillow.  Have you made pillows with an envelope back?  Holy smokes!  So easy.  And it fits like a glove.  I think I'm making this my preferred method of closure for pillows.


One for my newly painted family room.  Feels so good to make something for me!


Pillow Stats.
Name: Scrappy but Classy
Size: 16" x 16"
Design: 2 nine-patches within a bow-tie block
Fabric:  Echo by Lotta Jansdotter, Essex Linen, Hello Pilgrim Jewel by Lizzy House border, pillow back DS Blossom Reel
Piecing:  Me
Quilting: Me





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9 comments:

  1. This is soooo cute! I love the idea. Have you thought of offering a tutorial/pattern for this one? Thanks for sharing.

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  2. Love it-it is hard to give to yourself! - this one is a winner! Thanks for sharing(again)!

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  3. This looks so great :) The orange was a great choice!

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  4. It looks lovely and I'm an orange lover too, as you say, particularly at this time of year. Love Suzy

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  5. you crack me up too!! It is an adorable scrappy but sophisticated block.

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  6. looks so good to me, must have a go at something similiar. Orange is high on my list of colours too, green always being on the top

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  7. Good for you! It's so nice to make something for yourself once in awhile. :)

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