So my day today alternated back and forth from Sammy's birthday quilt and my lovely stack of Dowry.
I haven't yet had the time to start in on the quilt, but i did manage to make one of these today!
Not my normal fabric pairings, but i was trying to use what i had on hand. And i happened to have some of the Kaffe Fassett Caterpillar Stripe left over from my sister's quilt and the colours match perfectly with the Tangle print from AMH's Dowry line.
Throw in a smidgen of AMH's Migratory Lace in Tourmaline and i think we have a win!
I used this tutorial for the pillowcase and it's fantastic! I've used it before for pillowcases for Sammy and will definitely be using it again! Super easy and French seams, ooh la la ;)
I only made the one for now because i wasn't sure about the size on my pillows. Turns out it's a good fit and i could even put a slightly larger pillow in if i wanted. So when it's time to get new pillows i'll probably go up a size.
(And could we all pretend that my sister's quilt isn't on my bed, i swear i haven't been using it. Though i have been tempted!!) It's still here with me because of this.
I've also been busy making up blocks for Sammy's birthday quilt.You've seen the castle block...
I've now added two whirl blocks, using Rachel from Stitched in Color's tutorial from our Penny Sampler class.
A domino block, i though the Domino Dot print would be perfect for this block, and now i want to make a whole domino block quilt using just domino dots! How awesome would that be?! Adding that one to the file of quilts i really want to make!
I also tackled Julie's Global Concepts block from her Block Rock'n series, love this one and it was super easy to put together!
And last i tried my hand at a goose creek block.
So, Sammy's birthday is the beginning of next month. Shall we lay down odds on if i get it done on time?!
My original plan had been to make something more along this line, then Sammy requested some stars in it so i moved more in this direction. And i've still yet to make some stars! So next on the agenda is some stars and then i'm just going to free piece it together with strips and scraps! I had wanted to have the top done for the end of the week so we'll see how that goes!
But for now i'm going to finish up the rest of my pillowcases!
High fives for working down my FAL list!
Linking up with Lee for WIP Wednesday!