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Memory Pillows

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Memory Pillows - Part 1
When a friend asked if I could make a couple pillows out of her Grandmother’s shirts for her Mom I said yes!  I have never done this before but I thought I would give it a try. There is a woman on Instagram who makes gorgeous bags out of loved ones leather coats! @piprobins - Gillian Hyde

I began by deconstructing the shirts.  Trying to get the most usable material as possible!
Shirt 1 - a kind of woven stretch material 


Shirt 2 - denim stretch
Anything can be useful as long as it is not frayed (worn out)! Including these buttons and the front!  I am going to use these as the closure on the back!

I was looking for a pattern and remembered a heart pillow I made years ago.  I will post a link to it in part 2.  I don’t remember what I did with the pattern so I looked at the pilllow and made it up!

So far this is what I have!  The pink fabric I starched and starched so it didn’t stretch to bad as I sewed, and it worked pretty well!  
This is as far as I got yesterday and I…

Whats up In The Boon Docks

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Blueberry Park fabric just cheers up a room! I finished quilting the blocks and turned turned them into pillows. Covered up my old and worn couch pillows. In The Boon Docks: Sewing and Family is where I wrote about making these blocks and how I did it. I started working on this Alison Glass embroidery pattern while my daughter was in the hospital! I drew it out using the hold it up to the window method (light box) with the fabric over the pattern, using my washable pen. So, when I am all done was the ink away with a washcloth! Only problem it gets kinda wrinkly. If I iron it the steam it my take away the drawing.My Floss StoryKnowing I would not have a sewing machine available for 2 weeks I packed projects I could work on in the hospital! I packed this pattern and a variety of Aurifil Thread weights. I was going to do this project with all Aurifil Floss, but somehow the floss bag got left at home. Instead, I only had 12 wt., 50 wt., and 80 wt., so I used what I had! I am very…

Happy Anniversary Farm Girl Vintage

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"Farm Girl Layer Cake Block"Happy Anniversary on the one year release of "Farm Girl Vintage" Author/Designer/Blogger Lori Holt! Bee In My Bonnet I knew the first time I read the book "Farm Girl Vintage" would be a hit! A year later the books are still flying off the shelves! Available here Farm Girl Vintage Book Lori Holt of Bee in my Bonnet #ISE-906 | Fat Quarter Shop. The Sew Along was such a great time and very successful. I bought an extra copy for my daughter when I gave her a sewing machine.The patterns are great for beginners to advanced sewers.This book is a keeper! I do projects out of many books and donate them. Not this book, I go back to it time and time again.
I keep hoping for second book with all the new patterns that have been released over the last year! I'll stop horsing around now! You can get your own pattern of "Farm Girl Layer Cake Block" over at the- Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber It was my husband's birthday…

Sewing to Relax

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When was the last time it was you, the sewing machine and Aurifil! With everything in the news we should all take a few minutes for ourselves and relax. Take a dark piece of fabric some nifty colored Aurifil. I chose #5007, it looks gray on the spool but comes out "Ice Blue". Beautiful color, like all the different shades of Aurifil thread!What you need to get started - piece of fabric, piece of batting, 50 wt thread and your sewing machine.Then just start picking stitches from your machine. You will find some take awhile and others just zip down the road. Hopefully, this will take your mind off of all the problem in the world. It has really helped me this morning. It doesn't take a lot of thinking and it is good practice. Almost every machine has at least 15 different stitches. Use the completed project in a pillow.The Orlando Modern Quilt Guild is collecting heart blocks and quilts for the victims and the families. You can go here to find out moreOrlando Modern Q…

Nuts About ? Blog Hop and Giveaway

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I have always loved a good blog hop and this is a great one so far! Nuts About ? was thought up by Marian of Seams To Be Sew! She is such a sweet hostess. Thank you Marian for all your hard work. I spent a great deal of time thinking about what I am nuts about! My family (yes, but not for a hop), I truly love pincushions, but I really do have a thing for pillows!I am Nuts for - PillowsDon't you just love Charlie Harper! I do! Sometimes a print is just to perfect to cut up. Do a little straight line quilting and make pretty pillows for your couch. The lighting in my house was bad today, so out on the lawn for photos.
Here are a few I have made over the last 8 months! Great way to practice invisible zippers!
Making couch cushions kind of brightens up a room! Holidays is just one reason to make a pillow or two!
Even the neck pillow got recovered! Love the blue roses by Cotton + Steel! It is removeable.
These were all made using Lori Holt patterns from her book, Farm Girl Vintage (I am nu…

HO Ho Ho and a Giveaway

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Hi Everyone, I apologize for being late! It has been a rough week here
In The Boon Docks!

Better late than never!

So lets have some fun! I love Christmas and Madam Samm and Carol really setup a awesome blog hop with Ho ho ho! So many great ideas and projects for decorating and gifts. I am so happy to participate and appreciate all the work our cheerleaders put into planning it! Thank you ladies, you are wonderful! This Aspen Frost mini quilt was created to be part of this blog hop and a Christmas present. If you would like to know more about when I was makingit, what I didn't tell you was it was for this "Snowman Skating Rink". A gift for someone who also loves Christmas! Then I made these two pillows out of fabric samples of Winterkist!
Which I just love! Hope you do too! Winterkist
Monica Solorio
LECIEN
This Teddy Bear is one of David's favorites. He was rescued at a Estate sale, in a big bag of scraps, unstuffed and half sew last year. After careful washing, se…