Monday, August 27, 2012

this weekend

Do you ever have one of those slumps where you feel like you are doing nothing but work on things, and yet nothing seems to be getting done? I am so there right now, and I really shouldn't be. There is plenty of evidence that progress is being made, but things just feel like they are going to slowly! Needless to say, I did not get as much done as I had wanted to this weekend. It ended up being a lot of prep work, getting all the patterns cut and cutting fabric out for a whole bunch of things, but not much is sewn yet. I am almost done a fall jacket for the little one, but we are currently taking a break from each other for a few days because I was having some trouble with the final steps.

I did finish my couch pillow cover though! And I love it. It just makes me happy every time I go into the living room. As soon as the little one got up from her nap the other day and saw it was out there, she ran to it and started hugging it. My heart melted a little. And this is why I will make her anything she wants haha.

Anyway, I went for some nice flying geese to make a 16" pillow cover. My pillow form just keeps shrinking, but that's alright. I just pulled colors from my cabinet that I liked together and got to work. I like using the magic method and making 4 at once, so that is why there are 4 of each color, otherwise it would be scrappier I'm sure. But I love it this way. All made from what I had on hand. I actually ended up just fusing some fleece to the back of the pillow top and quilting it to that so we'll see how it holds up. Quilting on the new machine was awesome and I can't wait until I make my first actual quilt on it!

I still have two more pillows to cover, another smaller one like this and a big one, but I'm not in much of a hurry. It will be a good project to have on hand when inspiration strikes :) And now, I am going to go work on another practice tova tunic for me to see if this size fits! I have a list of things I want to finish before we go visit family this weekend, so I have to get a move on! And next week might be sewing with knits week for me so I can get a fall wardrobe started for my little love before it gets cold. I am tying to be prepared this year!


  1. Oh gosh, don't remind me how I've been feeling for weeks and sure will for next couple to come. Exactly this!

    Adorable pillow. Love the geometry and order yet playfulness of the colours. I want a small person, too, to make things for and melt my heart. Haha, until then my procreating friends can rejoice in my sewing. :)

  2. I'm there right with ya, but those geese are seriously fabulous. I love the colors you chose against the gray.