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Wait. Somebody photo-bombed that last shot but you get the idea...
It's tricky to photograph but I stitched the words "sit" and "stay" on the backs of the pillows. Because I used white thread on white polka dots, it sort of blends in but it's a nice surprise when you snuggle in close with your little pillow pals.
I'm really pleased with the effect. These started out as some simple embroidery from free patterns online (because I was IN LOVE with this one I found at Hopscotch Lane...and I already had the polka dots.) Since I long ago stitched my English-paper-pieced hexies into another pillow, I decided to finish these for the summer handwork challenge at my guild. I just love wooden embroidery hoops, hangers, clothespins, you name it. So in order to add my own spin, I added embroidery hoops with raw-edge appliqué. I quilted one with a compass star pattern and the other with a sort of life bouy shape. They are 16 inches square.
That's what I've been up to.
And did I mention I won another block lottery at the Minneapolis MQG meeting? Did I mention only three of us made the Cathedral Window blocks?!
Anywho...what should I make with them? They are each ten inches. I'm thinking anything from a sewing machine cover, a window valance, a pet bed, or a bigger quilt.
I think I may have a vital source for some more 1930s prints...
But that's enough for now. It's the weekend!