Tuesday, February 21, 2012

{On My Cutting Table}

 A new house... it forces many a sewist to agonize over new {handmade} decor for their new abode.  I am no exception.  On my to-do list for months now: throw pillows for the living room!  We've been in the new house now for over 2 months and my stack of aqua blue/green and mustard fabrics have sat there - all pathetic and neglected.  Last night I started cutting, and tonight I hope to finish the process.... and it is a process.  
But its worth it, to end up with two pillows designed by Elizabeth Hartman - adapted from a pillow design by Heather Bostic,two of my favorite quilty gals! Here's the link, as you should download the free pattern and make a few for your own home asap, and maybe one for your neighbor too.  I bet they'd be surprised to boot!

Delicious, right?
From Elizabeth's blog: Oh Fransson!

Even the template was a cinch to make, as I was lucky to have a piece of transparent template plastic on hand.   I think the blue fabrics will be the middle ring, with a small and large mustard ring... then the solid will be Aloe Kona.  I hope its not a color disaster once its finished, although I like how it looks on the cutting table!

 What's my favorite print of this bunch, you ask?  Well its this one, which makes it into every photo!
It's called So Sophie by My Minds Eye for Riley Blake.  And it appears to be out of stock at the moment so I'm lucky to have snagged it! 

So.... I won't beat around the bush.  Have you pre-ordered your Flea Market Fancy yet?
I did.  But only the 4 prints I really love, minus the eyelet in Green and Blue which was already sold out (in pre-order?)  Odd, but thats ok - maybe I can find it elsewhere.
 Thank you Hawthorne Threads!


randi--i have to say said...

i LOVE the color palette you chose! and the dot print is great.

happy sewing!

Carla said...

I agree with the comment from Randi. Love the color palatte and I think my favorite piece would be the polka dot.
You're way ahead of me. Been in my new place 6 months and still haven't got it really decorated.