Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Coach's present

Well! after 3 days and 3 sports banquets, I 'm banqueted out! Who knew that High school coaches were so long winded! I bet the kids do! rotlf!

At the end of the soccer season, I sneaked in a signing session with the boys varsity soccer team. I had fused some white muslin onto freezer paper. The boys were to sign their name, their jersey # and the year they graduate. I did BIG BLACK lines for them to sign  INSIDE. (can you see where I'm going on this?). I had to do some finageling (sp?) to get some of those names on the pillow top..and why its not SQUARE!  I made a pillow form just for this pillow. I like how it turned out and the coach did too. The team picture was printed on Printed Treasures fabric. (that head in the middle is a coach standing in the background...as usual, I finished it about 20 mins before we left and forgot to snap a picture at home. SOMEDAY I will get my act together..and then LOSE IT for sure.... ::::Sigh:::)

This is the back of the pillow. I scanned the cougar, enlarged it on my home computer and used wonder under. I stitched along the raw edges. This pillow will probably not be washed , so we are good there. I really like how it turned out and will use this particular cougar head again. I saved my pattern. I may even use it on a t-shirt quilt I'm starting on today. Could be a marathon as the grad is having a party on Saturday. I would LOVE to have it done to gift to him then! ...And ..we're OFF!

Thursday, May 05, 2011

off the frame

Here is my latest finish. It came off the quilt just before the Pillow Extravaganza! My friend Pat No Blog pieced it and gave me free rein on what to quilt on it. First quilt that I have know EXACTLY how I wanted to quilt it when I saw it! I think she plans on binding it in the border fabric. The whole quilt is quilted in Permacore....center in light blue and the borders in pink

I'm not sure why, but Blogger decided to turn all my pictures 90 degrees. Good thing its not a directional quilt!

Monday, May 02, 2011

small pause

This blog will be 'PAUSING" this week to make way for THESE. I didn't make any last year, but this year I'm back at it. between 50 and 60 pillows will be complete and on their way home by Friday. Maybe THEN I can breath a bit! I DO love it so...and the smiles on the kids faces make it all worthwhile. See you Friday! (or maybe Saturday!)