Do you ever just wake up with an overwhelming notion to do something? Well, I do and today it was making pillows. Better yet, remaking pillows.
I titled this post vintage pillows and in a way are. I had some pillows that were looking quite worn and really in need of a redo. I intend on using them in my bedroom so I went with colors and fabric I had used in the quilt I recently finished.
Some of my fabrics that I used were quite old so it really brought the vintage feel to the pillows.
The fabric being older also made me want to use some piping to give the pillows a little more strength in the seams
and I think it also gave the pillows a little more shape .
You can purchase piping at craft stores but sometimes it's hard to find just what you want in mind.
Sometimes the quantity you want might make it a better choice to make it yourself.
I make mine by sewing a piece of cording or natural rope between the piece of fabric I'm wanting to use .
The first pillow.
You know that just got me started. I played around with different stuff I had until I had satisfied my need for pillows.
I'm also glad to finally be able to show you my Star Quilt I've been working on for a little while now.
Right out of the gate, I must tell you I'm not the state fair kind of quilter or really any comparison to a good quilter. I just love quilts! My grandmother made them for everyone getting married or having a baby and some just because she thought you might need another.
My grandmothers quilts were made of scraps she collected for worn clothing and various other places and she also tack quilted. She would have bags and bags of pieces cut and a few patterns drown somewhere. They were an extension of her love that she sewed on her Singer Pedal sewing machine.
My quilts are scrap quilts as well and fabric I just come along with. I don't tack quilt and I don't have quilting frame. I can't really devote the space to a huge frame. My style is just to throw them on the floor or across the bed and baste stitch it together.
I can also be a bit lazy as quilting goes. My pieces are rather large. I know myself enough to know I don't always have the patients or the time.
This quilt I made for my own bed which is King size. So it's really quite a big quilt when speaking of quilts.
It is typical of the quilts I've done in the past; there are pieces of old clothing, pieces from a few of Grandma's old chenille bed spreads, and some new( scrap) fabric that we make where I work. So all in all it is full of pieces of my life.
I hope everyone remembered our veterans yesterday. I sure appreciate our service men and women. I have many in my family.
It's been quite hectic around here lately and I haven't been able to squeeze time for blogging or posting. Things are beginning to settle down a bit and I have been up to some more crazy crafting and recycling. I thought I'd chair my renewed lawn chair with you.
This project started with the Ole' Man saying, "Hey you don't want this do ya? I'm getting ready to haul it off?"
to that I said, "Yeah, yeah, I do!"
I began with the thought of just using chair binding, the kind that's kind of burlapy with the red in it. I have bottomed straight back chairs with it in the past. I've always been able to pick it up in the craft department at Wal-mart but not anymore, at least not at ours. I didn't have the notion to put a full blown hunt for it so I went with a different option.
I sprayed the frame with flat black spray paint after removing all the screws. Then I attached this very natural fabric I already had. It needed a little something else so I used a stencil to put my farmer's market lettering on.
It was a little hap-hazard in the coming along but I enjoyed this little project and I think in turn I have a enjoyable little chair to pull out.
I'm probably making one of the laziest post I've ever done. Truth is I've been pretty lazy altogether when it's comes to my blogging lately.
I thought I'd share a picture of my crazy crafting I did yesterday.
LOL. .I'm posting while trying to get my steps in. .I know I'm probably not the only one who has fitbit struggles. I've thought several times to do a rant about what I think about fitbit but I try to not be negative but I get kinda nasty when I think I'm starving. ..we'll maybe talk about that at another time.
Directions for my Prim Cat go something like this:
1. Get a piece of black fabric and lay it doubled.
2. Draw a cat with a silver sharpie and cut it out just outside your drawn lines.
3. Sew along your lines leaving enough opening to stuff your cat.
4. Start stuffing. I'm very cheap so I stuffed mine with my leftover fabric. When you think you've stuffed him enough stuff alittle more.
5. Sew your opening closed.
6. Make him some X's for eyes.
Voila! You're done!
p.s. mine is good and lumpy. That's the beauty of primitive style anything imperfections is perfection.