Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Pillows and More

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. 


  1. My goodness! Send some of your energy this way. Those minky pillow cases are very cool. I look forward to the tutorial.

  2. Jasmine, your husband's quilt is just spectacular!! I just love how it turned out!

    I think I need some of your energy too. Mine has been lacking over the past week. Your boys are just going to love those minky pillow cases! What a clever idea!

  3. Busy bee! The sneaky sewing for your husband is fantastic. Flex those design muscles some more!

  4. The rainbow pillow is just perfect for a rainbow lover!

  5. Wow look at all you have accomplished!! Wonderful projects, and I am so glad you get to teach someone to sew!!

  6. Is it difficult to work with the Minky fabric? I want to try it but for some reason I think it would be hard to work with. Love the pillows you've made for your boys, they look so comfy to cuddle up with!

    1. Minky isn't too bad to work with. Use a half inch seam, pins, and the walking foot while piecing. I will have more tips in my pillow tutorial.

  7. Wow, you've been busy. They're all lovely finishes but your husband's quilt is definitely my fave. He'll love it and I can't wait to see how you quilt it.

  8. super cute pillowcases! They will love them! And your hubby's quilt is so neat and manly!

    Thank you so much for sharing at Needle and Thread Thursday!

    :) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation


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