I almost entitled this post XXX's and OOO's....then I quickly realized, that might bring me the type of traffic I'm not interested in...so I quickly omitted a few letters. Wise choice...wouldn't you agree.
These are my Valentine's Pillow Covers. I am pretty pleased with how they turned out. In retrospect, I wouldn't have put the solid yellow fabric in. It just sticks out a bit. But in my mind I was thinking it was gold...like jewelry...and I felt like it would work for a V-Day pillow...now that it's all said and done, I should have gone with another cool tone. But, this is not a pattern testing facility. I sew in real time and don't have the time or resources to test things out much before I just jump in...both feet...into the deep end. Sometimes it works, sometimes...I just go with it until I can make something else. The patterned fabric is from Pat Bravo's Rock N Romance collections...and I think it worked perfectly. Lovely, soft and romantic!
My X's. I pondered quite a bit on how to make X pillows...there are several methods and then it dawned on me to make it in the method of a string quilt! I am so happy with it. Big smiles over here. My Ghastlies Halloween Quilt and my husband's Man Quilt are both made with this method...so I clearly like it. And you can do so many diverse things with this paper piecing technique. I am actually thinking up a wall-hanging for My Oldest using these X's....we'll see what happens. Good things, I'm sure.
My Os. Ohhh. I also love this pattern. This is an old fashioned pattern called Shoo Fly and I think it was a blast to make. I am going to put up tutorials for both of these patterns that I've made next week. So, stay tuned. The fun thing about this one, is it's really just a modified 9-patch...which means it works up really fast! And sometimes, that's just what you want, some fun, fast sewing.
Of course for the back, I used my Pocket Pillow Tutorial which works up like a charm every time. Listen, I am not going to go to the effort and pain of putting a zipper in my pillow cases when this works so well.
See..Peek-a-boo! Me, as a hand model. Thank you, thank you very much. You can contact my agent for any further gigs.
These both were fun to make and even though I'm not 100% satisfied with some fabric choices, overall I am happy with them both.
Thanks for reading!