May 08, 2013

WiP Wednesday

First of all - THANK YOU to everyone who has entered my Sew Mama Sew giveaways and become new followers. I am overwhelmed at the response and have enjoyed reading all your responses. There is no way I will have time to respond to all the comments, but I do look forward getting to know you when life on my blog returns to normal!


So, I have actually been working on some projects the last couple of days. I have 2 nieces with birthdays this weekend and we're celebrating them tomorrow. I wanted to make them some cool pillows - I probably should have started earlier...

DANCE THE NIGHT AWAY - for niece turning 13

I really felt inspired on this one! Started with a printed panel (from Cat & Vee - I'll share more about that awesome duo when the pillows are done), some solids and a very detailed plan.
Dancecushion-beginning

During cutting I decided the teal had to be replaced by a highlighter green.
Dancecushion-cut

Got the frame assembled and panel cut to size - looking pretty cool! Oh, no! The panel was cut too small! My seam allowances were way off last night.
Dancecushion-oh-no

Phew! Fixed with a small neon green border. I love it!
Dancecushion-top

Now - just need to assemble the back and this baby is done (no time for quilting).

PIPSQEAK - for niece turning 8

Once again, started with a panel (also from Cat & Vee) - this time of a super cute doggy named Pipsqueak, some solids and a polka dot print. Unfortunately, not feeling inspired, but constrained by my time limit...
Red-dog-cushion-fabric

Worked my way out from the center (again, switching out one of the colors) and ended with this.
Red-dog-cushion-top

I am telling myself that the adorable Mr. Pipsqeak is cute enough to make up for the simple design. I hope the recipient doesn't think we love her sister more...

It's a good thing tomorrow is a public holiday here in Norway, because these need to be finished and wrapped by 4pm tomorrow and it's past today's sewing curfew (I can't sew after 10pm - it just doesn't end well)

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18 comments:

  1. Super cute pillows. Your nieces will love them.

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  2. These are very cute! I hope they are well received!

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  3. I think they are both beautiful (and non-quilty people don't really understand the difference in what takes a lot of effort and what doesn't take so much) xxx

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  4. They're both gorgeous, and it doesn't have to be complicated to be loved! :o)

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  5. I think they will both be adored in equal measure. They look great ;)

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  6. Great blocks! Love the dancing one.

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  7. Looking great so far...looking forward to hearing more about those panels when you get the time :)

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  8. I really really love the Dance Top... It,s going to be so great!

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  9. Oh, Marit, these are fabulous!! I'm sure the recipients will adore them. And I can't sew past 10 p.m. either.

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  10. These are amazing - LOVE the HSTs ones!

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  11. I really love the dancing block! Very nice.

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  12. I love the panels and pillows! The bright green is just perfect, and I'm glad you made the cutting mistake, because the little green border is perfect. I can't sew at night either.

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