Sunday, May 27, 2018

A Pillow Project

Stick with me...this is a long story. Last year I saw this adorable pillow available from the Magnolia shop - yes, Joanna Gaines of Fixer Upper - THAT Magnolia. I love the pattern and I love the different colored ball fringe. A couple of days later I tried to order one and it was sold out. Never came back in stock. 

I'm planning to decorate the remodeled lake house in pale gray, navy, and white. The pillow above is black and white, but would have worked. Maybe I can make one??????

I happened upon a used copy of this older John Flynn book while I was in Paducah last month. Hmmm, maybe the basis of a paper pieced pillow? I bought some cotton twill (heavier than quilting cotton) in navy and white and took it to retreat along with the patterns from the book I had copied on my printer.

This is what I have so far.  I plan to add a white center circle and have it monogrammed. I'll add a outer ring of navy. The back side of the pillow will be navy and yes, I'll add a ball fringe around the perimeter.

Now I also saw this quilt, Blue Bull's Eye by Becky Goldsmith, at Paducah. The center of this would make a fantastic round pillow! 

I looked up the pattern when I came home - Becky Goldsmith has a new book coming out with the pattern, but not until October. Until then, I think my pillow will be just fine. I'll keep you posted on my progress.

I've sewn some on the borders for my Christmas On Ringo Lake quilts - slowly but surely. Hope to have these tops finished soon.

Alberto is headed our way so we'll have lots of rain this week; lots of sewing should happen!

Have a great day!

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