It's Spring Break (woo hoo! party! yeah. right.)... and we'll be leaving for Las Vegas soon, to visit family. But first we're enjoying a few days with my sister here in town. I am the worst company, though. To add to my list of complaints I'd like to introduce sciatica, which means sometimes I can barely move, but handsewing is never a problem. Thank goodness.
Using Lecien's beautiful and brand new "Old New 30's" line, I stitched up a hexagon pocket pillow... with a handle! (Click on the pic to see it better... I used all the prints from the line in those hexagons.)
And, I quilted the hexies by hand... these are 1 1/4" hexagons.
To make the button loop, I braided three strands of embroidery floss and knotted it at both ends ~ hiding the knots inside the fabric patches.
And then I put a handle on it because it's a bigger pillow for Livi at 18" x 18". I envision her stuffing a doll and a book in that pocket and dragging this thing all around the house ~ which is exactly what it's for. It's kinda like an early present for our birthday girl. In just a few days, Liv is turning 4!
Oh, and I've got to show you this quilt I found on Pinterest...
Wouldn't it be just perfect in the Old New 30's line? Love it.
Happy happy weekend to you all!
1. Spring moments, 2. the delicious hopelessness of daydreams, 3. G R A C I A S, 4. Bea, 5. Antique French Button Card, 6. Thread That Binds, 7. Liberty Scrap Challenge - Feb Edition, 8. 4/365, 9. a box of sewing threads, 10. Bunny jars filled for Easter, 11. gigantic dresden complete, 12. Summerlove Spring Birdie Pillow, 13. Catherineholm!
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