:( But I have been productive! Even if I haven’t been blogging :) Whoops! I’ve been sewing plenty, which means I’m not blogging plenty. I really thought I’d be able to get the Sparkle Punch top together, but I missed my goal. When I realized I wasn’t going to get my top pieced in time, I used that as an excuse to start a couple of other projects. I’m sure you know how that goes.
But as of now, they’re finished projects, so yay! I made a set of pillow shams for our bed. There they are in action. I have to say, I was iffy about the pops of orange in the beginning, but it’s really growing on me. I have no other orange accents though, and I kind of think I should now.
I used an awesome tutorial that Maureen Cracknell (love her!) did for Art Gallery’s Fat Quarter Gang. I followed the tutorial to the letter, and it’s absolutely perfect. The shams fit my pillows perfectly and they were just so much fun to make.
I did switch up one of the panels. For one sham, I used the bird print in blue, then for the other I used it in the cream colorway. Keeps everything from being too matchy matchy.
They have a simple envelope back. The tutorial called for using your chosen fat quarters for the back, but I decided that since no one would ever see the back, there was no point in using pretty fabric for that. So I used the same muslin I used to back the front quilted portion. Turned out great!
And I made another pillow for the sofa. I’ve been meaning to do sofa pillows forever. I’ve had the fabric picked out forever. I just needed the pillow forms and they went on sale this past week at my local Hancock, so I got a couple. I wanted to do a simple design of half square triangles and I decided I like this layout best. It looks a little like bunting, don’t ya think?
That’s the rug I was coordinating the pillow with, and I just don’t think it could’ve been more perfect.
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