Monday, January 4, 2016

Little Projects...

Happy New Year to you all!
Are you full of resolve for the new year?
I have plans for this year.
My fave quote is this one...
"A year from now, you may wish you had started today."
Amen to that!

Yesterday, I made a comment on Facebook that
I was in my happy place.

Here's what I was making...
12 inch pillow cover

Way back in 2010, I received a very special gift.
Read about it here.

It took me forever to quilt it...
but I finally did.
July of 2012.

I call it my winter quilt.

I love throw pillows
and had decided a long time ago
that I needed to have at least one
to go with each of my quilts.

I didn't make this winter quilt, 
so I didn't have scraps to match it.
Initially, I had thrown a pillow cover
 made with vintage happy fabrics
on the 12" pillow form and had that on the bed.

And, though I love this pillow cover,
it just doesn't work with the winter quilt.
Looks too....happy.
Ya know?

So, I pulled out my container of primitive fabrics
and put together a pillow cover.
I made it using the same pattern as the quilt...
alternating 9 patch squares with squares.
I quilted it in the same pattern (diagonal lines)
as I had quilted the winter quilt.

I love it.

I am very pleased with how it turned out!
(I am going to break my arm patting myself on the back one of these days!)

"I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.". Jeremiah 29:11


Anonymous said...

Love the matching pillow cover and quilt!! Joyce

Rugs and Pugs said...


WoolenSails said...

Wonderful pillows, love the designs.
I plan on making some woven ones for fun, saw it on a blog and want to try it.


moosecraft said...

Gorgeous pillow cover to go with a gorgeous quilt! :-)

Miccosukee said...

Jacque, forget about breaking your arm. You have enough friends and fans who happily pat you on the back. Just need to find where that darn emoji went.

Happy New Year, my friend.

Kim said...

I love it!

Kate said...

I LOVE your cushion cover!!!!