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More Pillows

I’ve been making pillows again! Last year I made a set for Asher’s classroom. This year, I wanted to make a set for his new teacher. Unfortunately, there are many more issues to contend with in 3rd grade — sharing and spreading head lice! So, no pillows for the reading area.

I used mostly prints from Moda’s Oh Deer! collection with a few prints from my stash thrown in.

I echo-quilted the design on the front. Not sure what I’m going to do with them now. Perhaps an auction item?

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I modified the Reflected Wedges Table Runner pattern by Jacquie Gering from Modern Patchwork 2012 (a special Interweave Press publication) to make place mats instead. This is actually the second set I’ve made using this pattern. The first set was done in citron and grey fabrics which I gave to my son’s teacher as an end of year gift. I love making them and decided to make another.

My fabric inspiration for the aqua/red/grey color scheme was Denyse Schmidt’s aqua floral from her County Fair line. Added in are some Anela Hoey, Summersville, Valori Wells, Dear Stella, Pat Bravo, and a couple mystery prints from my stash. The bindings are done in Kona Medium Grey. I just did some simple quilting to mirror the triangles.

Too pretty to use in my house!

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Christmas Stocking for Fox

A Christmas stocking for Fox, our dog,  the newest edition to our family. I found this Christmas stocking tutorial and it worked out really well. The green tree fabric is from Jo-Ann’s and the cuff fabric is Oh  Deer Cherry from Oh Deer! by MoMo for Moda. The “F” is cut from felt and then Wonder-Undered on. I wish I had planned better and sewed, by hand or machine, the “F” on the front before sewing the stocking together, but I was just in the sewing groove and couldn’t stop.