Progressing … Slowly

The slow theme continues.

I have two projects that I’m making up as I go along. No patterns. The going has been slow.

Project One:  is a 24″ pillow. The front is made of HSTs on point. The white triangles will be used for signatures at a graduation party.

I used fusible webbing Pellon P44F to add stability to the pieced HSTs. It will keep the fabric from shifting and will make it easier for guests to sign the piece. The HSTs are quilted in-the-ditch in 50 weight white Auriful thread #2021, sandwiched with a thin batting and a piece of muslin.

Black piping to frame the pillow.

A red t-shirt was used to create an envelope closure on the back of the pillow.

I asked last week if it would work to stuff a 24″ pillow form in a slightly smaller pillow case. The answer is yes! The pillow case is 23″ square.

Top photo – Don’t you think it worked too?

Project Two: is an over the should bag, kind of ‘Hobo bag’ of my own design, to showcase two t-shirts. T-shirts are fused for stability. I need to shop for fabric for handles, lining, and inner & outer pockets. (sorry, no pictures yet)

I won another drawing! Julie of The Crafty Quilter is holding a monthly drawing this year as incentive to complete UFO projects. These cute gifties arrived in my mailbox: A fabric & bead necklace made by Julie, Scraps ‘n Fats pattern, and Vintage Picnic Charm Pack. Thank you, Julie!

How did I do on last’s week To-Do List?

  1. Finish Signature pillow.  ✔︎ Completed today!
  2. Bind t-shirt quilt. ✔︎ Bound, delivered, and paid!
  3. Construct Hobo bag. ✗ Started, not completed yet.
  4. Work on BOMs, Timeless Traditions, Machine Quilting Block Party, One Block Wonders if time allows. ✔︎- Kind of. On my sewing day with friends, I cut out 6 OBW blocks and got 3 of them pieced.
To-Do List for this week:
  1. Hobo bag.
  2. Work on BOMs: Machine Quilting Block Party and One Block Wonders May block.
I’m keeping my list very short this week, as I don’t seem to be very productive lately. And, I really need to clean my house!
Linking to To-Do Tuesday and Linky Tuesday.


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5 Responses to “Progressing … Slowly”

  1. Jean McKinstry Says:

    Wow , you have been busy and a great design for signatures. One Block wonder, I haven’t got any fabrics sorted yet, and might give this a miss, lots going on down here with hospital appointments for Hugh, one more tomorrow, so will see what that brings. And a win, that is great, and so exciting to get in the mail. Enjoy the rest of your week, we have rain, it is cold, the fires are lit, and a coffee and good book are waiting.

  2. Christine Slaughter Says:

    The pillow turned out great! And I’m so glad you persevered with it as is, because that black piping really frames it so much nicer than a white border. It looks fantastic!

    You know how much I love bags, so I can’t wait to see your finished hobo bag! And congrats on the goodies! That’s fantastic! Happy sewing this week… I think any progress slow or not is great progress!

  3. Amy Says:

    Oh, I absolutely love how the pillow turned out! I have pinned that idea (my middle daughter will be a senior next year) for the future!

  4. JanineMarie Says:

    What a neat idea for a graduation keepsake! I like how you thought to stabilize the material for the signatures.

  5. Sarah Says:

    LOVE LOVE LOVE that pillow! Great idea to use black piping! Can’t wait to see your bag – I love a good hobo bag. And congrats on the goodies!

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