Friday, December 23, 2011

15 minutes with Norma's scraps!

Well, it was more like two hours, but it was still the concept and involved Norma's scraps. She gave me a bag of scraps when we were sewing on Tuesday. I have always wanted someone to give me a bag of their scraps. Don't know why, but I read on other blogs about the "wonderful bag of scraps" someone gave somebody and they made a prize winning quilt. So I have always wanted someone's bag of scraps!

I began to sew the pieces together and worked diligently for several hours. At some point I decided it needed to become a pillow. I had purchased some 14 inch pillow forms with the big idea of making pillows for everyone for Christmas, but that crashed and burned. So I still had them. Next year....I swear....I will start my Christmas stuff in June!

Anyway. Back to the pillows.

I had been reading some tutorials on pillows and the various ways of doing them. In the end I just made the envelope and stuffed the form inside, like a reverse birthing. Then I forced myself to immediately sew the opening closed. If that didn't happen right then and there, it was still be open for the next three years.

Oh, and I just thought about this. I could have added the scraps from Dan and Amber's quilts. Darn, Darn, Darn. Then I could have given them that to go with their quilts.  Oh, well.

Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukkah all!
glen and the lonely little bassets!


Victoria Findlay Wolfe said...

Looks great! Remember "15minutes is your warm up",not 15minutes to make an entire project! 15is also, meant to be used to LOOK, 15 to try new things... provide yourself with the 15 minutes to break out of the box... Looks like you had fun making!! Happy Holidays!

sheila 77 said...

Sweet cushion. Happy Christmas, Glen.