Friday, November 9, 2012

Finish it Up Friday



 I've been following Amanda's Finish it Up Friday's posts and thought today would be a good day to join in! First I finished up my "Make it Do" pillow that I started over a year ago!


The stitchery is a Sarah Jane pattern and has actually been finished for quite awhile. I waited to finish up the top until I could get some of Aneela's Sew Stitchy fabric...it went perfectly with the embroidery floss I used.

Now I have to say that I really, really wanted this to be a wall hanging, but there is kind of a slight bubble in the center of the stitchery...I wish I had just done an all-over cross-hatch design with a clear thread. Instead, I tried to do a little hand quilting and have the outer borders machine quilted; in hindsight I think I should have hand basted the entire center to keep it completely flat while the machine work was done. If anyone has any suggestions on quilting projects with embroidery in the center, I'd love to hear them...I have other embroidery/quilting projects I'd love to make but don't want to have to turn them all into pillows!


I made a zipper pillow back this afternoon with a flap covering. I used this Sew Mama Sew tutorial and love how it turned out..


You can see a  peek of the backing I used when I thought this was going to be a wallhanging. I thought the panel section from Aneela's Sew Stitchy would make the cutest back; now, it's hidden inside the pillow. I am still half-tempted to frame this and try to stretch out the little bubble in the middle...but it's okay as a pillow for now.


I also finished up my row 6 for Lori's Row Along...these are the cutest and easiest cups I've ever pieced!


I love the way this quilt is coming together!

 



Each and every cup is my favorite!




It's always fun to pull out all the rows and look at them together! I know I'm going to love this quilt! It's not too late to join in the fun!

Thanks so very much for stopping by! I appreciate your patience with me...I'm a little behind on e-mails but will get caught up this weekend!

Have a great day!



23 comments:

CJ said...

such a cute pillow! You are so productive, Sherri and such an inspiration.
I did make a skirt for my daughter yesterday and another easy one for her just this afternoon. Both for her birthday tomorrow. Time to pack up this room now and get it moved to new house.

Lori Holt said...

Oh I love your cups Sherri!...all of your rows look so nice laid out together...you are awesome.
The pillow is too cute!

Julia @ Blue-J Cottage said...

Those cups ARE super cute :)

Rebecca said...

Wow, two beautiful projects! And thanks for the zipper link - I think I'll be using that :)

Darlene said...

Very cute pillow, Sherri.

Love your rows! I was chatting with a friend today about Lori's row along. I haven't been participating but it's getting harder and harder to avoid. LOL

Bloggymom said...

Cute pillow!!!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Your embroidery is perfect and that pillow is gorgeous Sherri! On the two quilts I made with embroidered blocks, it was necessary to quilt right up to the embroidery to avoid a bubble.
I don't know if I can stay away from the Row Along after seeing your beautiful rows...

Nina said...

The saying on your pillow has always been a favorite of mine. Great job on the pillow and the cups!

AllyJo said...

Wonderful. I have got to make these. Just precious. Thanks for sharing.

Mama Pea said...

Your embroidery is great. I love how that pillow turned out. Thanks for the zipper link. I'm about to finish up a pillow and really wanted a zipper tutorial. Mucho appreciated!

Stina Blomgren said...

G O R G E O U S!!!!! :0)

Really need to let go of my zipper phobia!!!:0)

Love your rows .... So tempted to just try ...;0)

Carol said...

Oh Sherri I LOVE your row of cups...I may just have jump in and start this...I am just crazy about this quilt!

trish said...

Your pillow is absolutely adorable!! I love that saying.
And your cups ... I can not wait to get mine done!
Yours are soo cute! Have a nice weekend. :0)

trish said...

Ps. Thank you for the zipper link. :0)

Stephanie said...

Pretty, pretty pillow and such a neat zipper. Love the coffee mugs. I think I have an old Debbie Mumm pattern like it. It's fun how things come back in vogue...I've noticed row by row quilts and round robbins are back from my early quilting days. Makes me want to grab a stack of my old quilt books and look through them again. :o) Have a terrific weekend.

Josie McRazie said...

Cups are cute! I got busy after pulling my material and did not get to them...today maybe!

Jeanne said...

Love your latest row. The cups are so cute. Your pillow turned out great, too.

Jeanenne Nielsen said...

That is one thing I need to learn how to make is pillows. It is great.

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