Friday, January 6, 2012

1 week down, 51 to go! 2012 is going to be great!

**updated pic of finished pillow added

Wow...what a year, I mean week!  lol!  I hope that everyone had a super awesome New Years Day!!  We hosted about 20 people, adults and children this year. We were all very excited to pop fireworks since we had a fire ban in place since before July 4th. So we all kind of went crazy buying tons of fireworks.  It was pretty awesome, most of the neighbors were out as well so it was quite a show that night.  Looking forward to many great things this year.

This 1st week of the year has been wonderful.  I have started on a lot of new sewing projects.  Lots and lots of cutting has been going on in the craft room. I'm going to be trying a lot of new techniques and skills.  I don't ever really follow patterns or measurement....which can be good and bad! It's always in my head....I'll cut something then measure and write it down. I usually can never find the piece of paper I wrote it down I guess that's the bad part. I try it out first to see if I like it, if I do I'll do it over to make it look neater and more aligned. 

Right now I'm trying my hand at Cathedral Window's.  I've seen this done for quilts, pillows or bags.  they are all very lovely but I feel like the fabric used makes it seem "old".  I want to make it look modern. I hope I didn't offend anyone. 

I have a stack of scrap circles that was to be used for making Yo-yo's, but I stole some and have been putting them together.  I put together some reds, blues and denim circles. Again this is my first time doing this, so it's not the greatest.  When I'm done sewing the curves down I'll sew it into a throw pillow.

I LOVE red!

I guess if I were to measure correctly, this would probably look much more aligned.

It looks a little better with the curves that are sewn down.

I'm still not too sure if I liked sewing just takes too long.  I like quick results. lol!  But, I'll just have to work at it I guess.  Leave comments and let me know what you think.  I'll post updated pics when I'm finally done.

**updated pic added

Linking up at Today's Creative Blog here


  1. This is really beautiful! Thanks for sharing at my party!

  2. Thanks for stopping by and hosting the party!

  3. This is lovely! Your colour combo is modern but hearkens back to the tradition of the patchwork. I may give this a try soon. Thanks for the inspiration!

  4. I LOVE your pillow! My grandmother used to make quilts using this pattern and she did it all by hand! Can you imagine how long this took?

    Your colors are great and the top stiching looks so perfect! Great job.

  5. Your pillow came out great, so fun trying new things!
    A few blog friends and I introduced a new challenge idea today and it would be so fun if you want to join. If you have a second, check in at to learn more, and feel free to email me if you have any questions!
    Karah @ thespacebetweenblog

  6. I love the fabrics you used! I made a baby blanket like this with 10 inch circles. I love how it turned out but never again! Maybe I'll try it with smaller circles. Thanks for sharing!

  7. What a delightful share - thanks for sharing it at my first Inspire Me Monday party!

    Don't forget to join me for Friendship Friday, which is also launching this week! :-)


  8. Amazing pattern.. Thanks for sharing.. I am going to feature this on friday.. be sure to check out.. :) love
    P.S: following you now :)

  9. This pillow looks great!

    I would love if you came over and linked this project to my weekly Round Tuit party at:
    Have a great week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  10. The pillow looks great,I love red polka dot too :)

  11. Forgot to say Thanks for linking up with us at Creative Monday :)

  12. You are a lady after my heart. I dearly love all quilts, new or vintage. I have more than I need, but still want them all. I have a Yo-Yo quilt that is so very old. I have to handle it very gently.

  13. Cute and clever!


    Hester’s letter, scarlet “A,”
    Gave the gossips much to say,
    But their rudeness she forbore,
    For she knew she was no whore.

    © 2012 by Magical Mystical Teacher

    Reddish Aqueduct

  14. Well the results were CERTAINLY worth your time! I love it! Thanks so much for sharing this at the Kiss and Tell party at my place!

  15. I love this! The colors and the quilting. I remember my grandma had a pillow like this, different colors but the same idea. I found you through Craft-O-Maniac. Thanks for sharing! :)

  16. I really like this pillow! So cute and fun and also original! Great job and thanks for linking up to Tell it to Me Tuesday @ Creatively Living

  17. This is amazing!!! I absolutely LOVE how this turned out! And the colors are just perfect! Thank you so much for sharing!!

  18. Love the colors and it turned out gorgeous. Thanks for showing how "simple" it is to put together, even if it is tedious.

  19. I love how this turned out. Your colours are awesome. Thanks for sharing it at our party.

  20. How lovely! I've been doing a pillow sew-along on my site to introduce new pillows, so I am totally into different pillow designs now. I'd love for you to link to our Things I've Done Thursday link party going on now until noon Saturday EST.

  21. This pillow is so cute! I love the mix of colors, textures and patterns. Thanks for sharing!

  22. Fifi, I loved this so much I had to feature it on my Facebook "Artist Talent Album" today! Thanks for sharing your pillow at my Kiss & Tell party!

  23. This pillow turned out pretty and cute, girl! I, like you, like fast results, too ^^) I have always wanted to start a quilting project but I am too impatient for that, I think ^^) by the way, we are featuriing this at the party so come on over and grab a featured button if you fancy so.

    Have a fab weekend!


  24. Totally awesome! Love it! I'm with you though, I like quick results!!! haha.

  25. I've seen this pattern on a quilt but like it more on a pillow. Thanks for sharing your post on BeColorful's Motivated Monday

  26. This is beautiful! I keep ALL the jeans that wear out in our family and I'd love to make a pillow or quilt like this! I'd love to hear more about your technique (I don't follow patterns either! LOL) email me and also come link up Monday-Friday on my blog

  27. Thank you so much for sharing last week on Thingamajig Thursday! Hope to see you again this week!


  28. Your pillow turned out great and I know about it being time consuming. I like projects that aren't too time consuming, too. Love the denim and your cheerful more updated fabrics. Visiting from I Gotta Create.

  29. Love it to pieces!! Thanks so much for linking up to Overflowing with Creativity!! Have you entered my giveaway yet?

    XO, Aimee

    Customizable Frames, Signs, Wall Decor

  30. Adorable pillow! Thank you for sharing this fabulous post to Potpourri Friday!

  31. New follower, I have also seen this pattern for a denim quilt love it!
    come visit and hope to see you follow! I will have more quilting and sewing posted, well you know how it is, soon I hope!

  32. Great updated pic! Fun to see this project again. Thanks so much for linking to the challenge!

  33. LOVE this pillow!! THANKS for linking up to SLEEPY SUNDAY!!! I am following you now!! ;)

  34. Love that you updated the pattern with that fun fabric! So glad you joined our Impossibilities Challenge.

  35. I like to sew, but that is one complicated project indeed ... looks great!

    Thanks so much for linking up to our Impossibilities challenge!


    1. lol!! it was challenging, only a little!!

      Thanks for stopping by!


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