Friday, January 2, 2015

Friday Finish: First of 2015

It's the first Friday of the year, and I have a finish to share!  Woo Hoo!

20" pillow cover
My pillow cover for the Angled class pillow swap is complete and in the mail.  I followed a pattern by Katy Jones of I'm a Ginger Monkey in the Pillow Pop book.

Envelope back
The recipient likes greens and blues which I happen to have an abundance of in my stash.  I chose favorite fabrics from Carolyn Friedlander, Alison Glass and Cotton+Steel to piece the plus/crosses.  The backing is a simple envelope style flap.

quilting on vacation
I assembled most of the pillow top at home, then brought the remaining supplies with me on vacation to finish on my little Janome.  I quilted straight lines using my walking foot with the only Aurifil thread (1148 in 50wt) I had with me which happened to be a perfect match. 

in the mail
Some extra goodies include a journal cover made using Rachel's tutorial (appropriate don't you think as she hosted the swap!), Wonder Clips, washi tape, Montana delicacies and my Peace quilt pattern.

I hope my partner likes her package.  There are some amazing pillow covers posted on the group's Flickr page.  Linking up with Crazy Mom Quilts.

Thanks for stopping by,


  1. I love it! Very nice finish!

  2. I love it! Those colours are very cooling on this very hot Summer's day we are experiencing here today! It reminds me of the ocean....

  3. Really pretty, René. I haven't managed to like most of the Cotton & Steel fabrics I've seen, so it's nice to see some of them used prettily. You've been very generous with your partner. She can't help but love everything you took the time to make and include. I like your SewEzi table and machine.

  4. Nice job . . . I'm like Linda in not loving the Cotton and Steel line for the most part but I really like how they work in your pillow.

  5. Good way to start the new year. I was chuckling to myself when you mentioned that you took your small machine on vacation with you. I was mentioning to my husband that I would like to take my small machine with me when we head down to Arizona in a few weeks and he looked at me kinda funny. (Hee,,Hee). I would imagine that I could get a lot of sewing done when he is on the golf course...