Monday, November 7, 2016

Little bit of everything weekend

What a glorious fall weekend! And I was pretty busy with a bunch of things. Saturday started with a quilt shop hop with my mom, who I have to thank/blame for getting me into this costly hobby of sewing. I picked up a few things along the way, but mostly I'm proud to say it was fabric for other people! No lie.

My sewjo was a bit off and it seemed I made one bonehead mistake after another. But I forged ahead and finished this pillow featuring 32 different Tula prints, which look lovely next to the Kona silver background.

I kept the quilting pretty simple, echoing the lines of the stars.

All that I needed to do this weekend was put on the envelope back and binding, but I managed to stuff those simple tasks up in a variety of ways. But in the end it turned out just lovely. I adore the cheery bunny fabric on the back.

I also finished paper piecing these letters. So little, so frustrating. I got through a 12-piece section, only to realize I forgot the third piece. Sigh. I don't imagine I will ever enjoy the process of paper piecing, but I keep doing it because the results are always cool. You can find the free pattern by Quiet Play here.

The weather was also quite sunny and mild, so I was able to enjoy a bike ride both Saturday and Sunday - and the fading glory of the fall colours along the way.

This wasn't from the weekend, but I'll throw it in here. I made this Magic 8 Ball block for my friend Amy, who requested it for her turn as queen bee. I'm not in her group, but I wanted to make one as part of a thank you package for the amazing quilt she sent me out of the blue. Gotta love those burly beavers!


  1. I adore that pillow cover, it’s so beautifully made! You captured the fall colours and sunshine so well!

    1. Thank you! I really like how the pillow turned out. And I will miss the fall colours, which are fading fast.

  2. You are killing me with all the cuteness, Johanna! By the way, do you have a post on how to make the back of your pillows? I've always shut mine and would love to make my next one the style you make!
    Much love,

    1. Thanks so much! I used this great tutorial for finishing pillows -

      Everything is clearly explained. I actually printed out the size chart and hung it up in my sewing room so it's handy when I'm making a pillow.

  3. Great idea, Johanna. I think this tutorial will be my new way to go. Thank you for sharing!