Sunday, August 25, 2013

Perfect Weekend

I really love making pillows now but this will be the last one for a little while I  think.  The three I made this summer were for a Facebook Pay It Forward thingy.  Here is the last one.  I used the Diamond  pillow cover pattern by Amanda from Crazy Mom Quilts as a guideline.  I didn't want to do a binding (since my favorite thing about pillows is no binding) so I added a border and made my squares (which aren't really squares now) smaller. One thing I really love about this pattern is the directions for the envelope backing.   I folded  the back pieces in half  instead of hemming.  It makes the back feel sturdier and look better.   I am not sure what the fabric I used is called.  I have had it for over 5 years.  The quilting was fun.  I made loopey dupes.  I am not sure if there is really name for it but I am going with loopey dupes..  I was just having fun and trying something different for me.  It is kind of hard to see in the picture. 

 My afternoons this weekend (while my little cuties slept) I was busy with this pillow.  And the morning were spent at our favorite beach.  We like to get there early (by 8) when hardly one is there and eat our breakfast at the beach.  I made my favorite breakfast cake.  Friday I made these recipes and ate yummy leftovers this weekend too.  Family time outdoors, baking, yummy food, and sewing really made this a perfect weekend.  My food pictures stink (I don't even try anymore) so here are some pictures from the beach.  

I'm linking up to Sew Cute Tuesday and Thursday Threads.


Lorna McMahon said...

Love the fabric choices for your pillow, Christine. Reminds me of summer. Nice to see you and your family are enjoying the last weeks that remain. Great job on the cushion... I see you have made a few! I like your hexi pillows, too!

ChonaHomegrown said...

Yes! Love the colors. It caught me eye in the thumbnail. Very sweet.

Vera said...

Oh, what a great pics on the beach. I wish we would have one near by :-)