I have been teaching one of my dear friends to sew, and we have started with pillows. She has made a throw pillow, a standard pillow case, and a minky pillow case. This has helped encourage me get to some pillows and other small projects finished.
These three pillow cases are for my nieces: C loves the color teal. (This really is a pretend pillow case, because she already had hers and I never took a picture.) S's current favorite color is red. K's favorite color is "rainbow." I am so happy to say that they love their pillows from Aunt Jasmine.
After making the pillow cases, I got to work tying some of the baby blankets I had already prepped.
I was a little behind, because a couple of the babies are already two months old. At least the blankets are big enough (40 x 52 inches) to last them awhile. It feels good to be caught up, and I still have 11 more ready to tie.
I also finished some sneaky sewing for my sons. Their minky pillow cases for Christmas are finished! Monkey gets the orange car one, because he loves orange and cars. Panda gets the Angry Bird one, because it matches Pooh Bear's Quilt. Cheetah gets the brown one, because it will match the animal print quilt he's getting for Christmas.
I am hoping these will replace some of the pillow pets in our house. ;) I have written a tutorial to show how I made these fuzzy pillows. You can find it here. It also includes some tips for dealing with the fuzzy mess when cutting minky.
I am also thrilled to say that my husband's Christmas quilt, which I designed, is now in quilt top form.
It has turned out even cooler than I imagined it would. I am hoping to have it finished by the end of the week.
Plus, I got more containers to house my rainbow of modern scraps. They looked a little empty, so I added some newer yardage I had on hand to keep the scraps company.
Some of them still look empty. It makes me want to do some stash building to fill them up until I make scraps.
P.S. I am linking up with Let's Bee Social and Needle and Thread Thursday. (Buttons on sidebar.)
P.P.S. I am linking up with Jennie of Porch Swing Quilts for her Santa's Sweatshop linky party.