June 5, 2011

What I did this weekend

This weekend was full of fun, spending time with my hubby and also sewing with my mom.  My husband worked for 10 days in a row and it was really nice to be able to spend time with him on his days off and to treat ourselves to a date night.  It had also been a long time since I had worked on sewing projects with my mom so today we had a lot of fun finishing up some things she had started a few months ago.  She made three doll quilts and today we made matching pillows to go with each one.

I am slightly in love with these little pillows. Aren't they fun?  
We made the pillows with vintage-looking fabric which I think adds a cute touch to the overall look. 

Here's a close up look at one of the pillows

I also was inspired by a quilt I found online this week and decided that I am going to make a similar one for myself. Believe it or not, I actually have never made a quilt for myself.  I'm not exactly sure why that is, but I think it has something to do with the fact that I'm kind of a task oriented person.  I've made several quilts as gifts and others were special orders from friends and in each instance I had a deadline.  I guess I never really had the inspiration to make one for myself.  So I'm really excited to show you the little pile of fabrics I selected from my stash which will eventually turn into my own patchwork-type quilt with a vintage 1930s look.   I can already picture myself curling up in it. :)