Nancy, love Pickles pillow, the fabric is just too cute! Do you think you could share what Marge taught you about scraps for pet filler pillows? Do you cut them up, use them as is? How big a piece is considered scrap?
We're making thread catchers at our next Guild Sit n Sew. I'll post mine when it's done!
I do work on a quilt most days in the evening after dinner. Currently, I'm still working on my oldest daughter's lap quilt. Enjoying it so much. I love hand quilting. It is peaceful and I can do it in the living room with my sweet hubby while he watches TV or snoozes.
Marie:Do you think you could share what Marge taught you about scraps for pet filler pillows?
Marge said, "Don't throw those scraps away! They make good fillers for pet pillows." That's it. Ha, ha!
I just went through the process of cutting all my random scraps into usable sizes, and anything smaller than 2 1/2" square or 2 1/2 strip went into the pet pillow. I stuffed it until it felt firm enough to hold its shape and just soft enough to leave a slight indent when I firmly push my hand down on it. This pillow contains a pretty big bag of scraps.
I'm trying to figure out how to get Pickles to use the pillow. I think I'll put it in Calley's bedtime crate so it picks up her smell, then Pickles might be more interested in it. She loves her dog even though Calley won't play with her.
Maybe Marge will log on and see this to see if she can offer any more pet pillow advice.
On the banks of the Mississippi River in north central Minnesota (Brainerd lakes area)
Nancy, the pillow and case are so cute. Loe the cat fabrics.
I'm working on a summer quilt for DGD. front almost done, need to decide on the back. Yesterday DGD and I cut 384 triangles for the HST swap. I placed the fabric and she turned the crank. We need to do 98 more. She loves helping when she can. She'll be 5 next month.
Frogging - - - Rip-it, Rip-it, Rip-it - - - making good use of the seam ripper - - - other terms are unsewing, etc. I hate it when I have to rip out what I thought was done. I have the new proper side borders on the panels for both quilts but haven't had time to finish extending the outer black borders of the panel. Have been either riding in the truck, finding "stuff" so grandson can get some hay mowed, etc all day yesterday. And today - - - 2 physical therapy appointments of different kinds, the dreaded mammogram, a little necessary shopping, then a haircut so I can see again! I hate it when hair gets in my face or hangs on my neck when it is hot and muggy out. Fortunately all appointments, etc. were in the same town 30 miles away. When I got home I was ready to sit down and relax. Didn't have any ambition left to even turn the sewing machine on. Tomorrow is another long day of trucking cattle and grandson's graduation is Friday night. He is to be one of the recipients of these quilts, if I ever get time to get them done. Fortunately his graduation party isn't until July, so I have some time. His cousin's party is the last weekend of June, so he will not get his then. They will both get their quilts at grandson's party so the surprise won't be spoiled for either of them. They will have matching, though not identical quilts for their dorm beds. They will be roommates.
I am not usually on the computer this late, but finally decided I had enough brain regenerated after my long day so that I could at least read about what everyone else has done. It is way past my bedtime, especially on a therapy day.
Marsha - Western New York
I am working on another sleeping bear quilt. Will post pictures when I get it done.
Marsha, After I got done with the flowers and plants, I came in and tried to sew some more on the quilt I just started......I was Frogging too so I went and took a nap. LOL But the nap was nice.
I kind of worked on a quilt today. Friends and I went shop hopping. We left at 8am and returned just a short bit ago, 9:30 pm. Long day, 16 shops spread over 125 miles. (250 round trip) There are 52 shops total but we only hit 16 within our NW region of the state. 16 is the minimum to be eligible for the prizes.
Of course we couldn't just walk into the shop, pick up our free block pattern and fabric. We had to SHOP. I was a good girl, I only got a total of 20 yards of fabric, 5 patterns, one fat quarter bundle and one whooppe cushion. Not really a whoopee cushion but it looks like one. Should be good for those hard chairs at classes and retreats. Most of these fabrics are teals, browns, burgandy. Plus there's a photo of the finished shop hop quilt that was hanging in one of the shops.
In the beautiful Pacific Northwest!
I'm proud of you Judy, only 20 yards, LOL. Plus all of those other goodies...the shop hop quilt looks interesting and bright.
Nancy, pickle's pillow looks great
Very nice quilt Karla! I live the as much as the front.
Angèle from NWO
Nana those are two very nice baby quilts. I like the busy boy with the log cabin around. The ballet girl quilt is so pretty. What a thoughtful gift.
Cindy this lovely.