Monday, September 8, 2014

Thank you Grace!

Thanks to my "It's A Sister Thing - 2014" swap partner Grace at City Mouse Quilter, I have a new pillow on my hand sewing chair in my sewing room!!  I have needed a new pillow for ages, and just hadn't taken the time to make one.  When I say these fabrics in my special package, I knew immediately that they were going to be IT!
 I decided that I would cut the squares 2 1/2 x 2 1/2 with the lobster block at 4 1/2 x 4 1/2.  The navy check will be the back.



 I absolutely adore this little lobster guy!  Looks to me like he is ready to eat.  I simply quilted with my walking foot, 1/4" out from each seam,  And used my free motion foot to outline the lobster...twice!
 This is where I sit to do hand work.  I was in desperate need of a back pillow.  See the little table off to the side,  I made that in woodshop in Hi School!  I was the first girl to ever take woodshop in my Hi School.  I won't tell you how long ago that was.
Now I have the most stylish pillow in the land!  Thanks Grace, for these wonderful fabrics.  Now I will think of you every time I walk into my sewing room.

Linking to: Anything Goes Mondays!  at Stitch by Stitch!

19 comments:

Patchwork and Play said...

What a perfect use of your pretty new fabrics Vicki! The lobster looks very happy surrounded by the sea of blue! Some of the prints even look like shells! Lovely!

Maartje Quilt said...

I am always amazed by quilters who can make something so beautiful out of what looks to me 'just some fabrics'! My compliments!!!!
Love from Amsterdam

Maartje

Lorna McMahon said...

What a cute (and functional) little pillow! That lobster is so cute. I love how you outlined him twice. Really makes him stand out! I was the only girl in my high school that was taking shop at the time... We are so much alike, sis!

Jeanie said...

Your pillow turned out really cute! I just love that lobster fabric and this pillow highlights it. Your table is also great. "Back in my day", the girls all had to take shop and the guys all had to take home ec but we didn't make that complicated of a project. It all comes together to make a comfy, cozy sewing corner!

Kim said...

Your pillow looks darling on that gorgeous chair.They were made for each other. So not only are you a clever stitcher, Miss Vicki, you are also a clever woodworker. Your talents have no end!

cityquilter grace said...

vicki, you are a whiz! so fast and so cute and adorable! i love those fabrics too....glad you like the fabric and i agree, the lobster looks yummy! here in maine it's easy to find lobster theme fabric, but i especially liked this particular print and glad you do too!

Val's Quilting Studio said...

You are so quick and love the story of your table!!! You go girl: first girl to take woodshop!!!!

Heather Graves said...

That little lobster guy is too cute. Great pillow!

Needled Mom said...

Your pillow is gorgeous. I also LOVE your fabrics in your sewing chair. It looks like a great place to sit and stitch.

Heidi said...

That patchwork is perfect with your sewing chair! Wonderful that you made something so quickly with your surprise fabric, and it is something for yourself!

Serena @ Sewgiving said...

How cute is that Lobster! lovely pillow :)

Joanna @ Riddle and {Whimsy} said...

I love how you quilted around the lobster!

Alice Boisset said...

Love the stitching around the lobster!

nerospost said...

Hi! Beautiful Fabrics and you made gorgeus pillow! It goes perfectly with your chair!

Lara B. said...

Love your little lobster pillow Vicki! Filled with quirky charm!

SewCraftyJenn said...

That pillow is simply adorable!

Jasmine said...

I love how you outlined the lobster twice. I will have to try that sometime. Thanks for sharing!

Dora, the Quilter said...

I love what you have made from your sister swap gifts. Even more, I love seeing your Chinese sewing baskets on the table you made yourself! I have a similar basket that belonged to one of my grandmothers--but compared to yours, there are many missing pieces! Love that you have not one, but two!

Pam @Threading My Way said...

A lovely pillow, Vicki!!! I love the stitching around the lobster. And what a beautiful table!!! How wonderful to be able to use it to hold your baskets and to sit beside it as you sew.

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