Monday was my birthday. I have left my 20's behind, and now I'm 30. I'm not really sure how old I feel. I suppose at a certain point I just stopped thinking about.
The best part about this birthday was that my friend, Kim, informed a bunch of people about my birthday, and so I received several birthday cards and fabric-related packages in the mail!! One of them was even someone "famous" (well, to me at least...). If I was explaining it to someone who didn't sew, it would be like Julia Roberts sending you a birthday card. "Julia Roberts knows my name?? Julia Roberts knows my name!!" lol. That was a pretty unbelievable day, I was definitely on cloud 9!
I am so thankful for everyone that I've met through sewing and blogging. SERIOUSLY. Even though I haven't met any of you in real life, I feel like many of you have become really good friends. My facebook is slowly filling up with people that I sincerely enjoy talking with, about the thing I love most to do! And anyone who sends me comments or reads my blog, I appreciate all of you, too! I don't think I've ever really fit in with any group throughout my life, but I definitely feel like I do now!!
I know I haven't been posting a ton of projects to the blog lately, but I'm really busy working on several tutorials, one of which I hope to finish up tonight (it is *so* cool, I can't wait to show you!). And after this, I have to get working on my Christmas tree skirt. Busy, busy! If you sew, I know this is a busy time of year for you, too.
I needed a bit of a breather this week, so I whipped up this little pillow. I have the quilt pattern for Seville by Cluck Cluck Sew (available from Pink Chalk for $8 via instant download). Now, I'm sure we all have about a gazillion quilts on our to-do list, and this was on mine. The thought occurred to me the other day that I don't necessarily have to make a full-sized version of every quilt I like, so I thought I would make a mini quilt. At first this was supposed to be a wall hanging, but it turned into a pillow!
|Seville quilt pattern by Cluck Cluck Sew|
I just isolated one segment of the quilt, then chopped the corners off the block to make the hexagon shape. It's a really easy quilt pattern, and very well written. I would definitely recommend it for a confident beginner. The fabric that I used is Circa 50 by Birch Fabrics, and I used gray Kona for the sashing.
The back of the pillow was just some randomly-placed strips from the scraps that I had left. I sewed it up and stuffed it with some fiber fill, hand sewed the opening of the pillow closed (I am so bad at hand sewing, I suppose I should make myself do it more often), and it was good to go!
Thanks for reading, and talk to you soon!!