Thursday, May 20, 2010

Work in progress and Work completed

I'm really into pillows lately, and circles I guess. A pillow is something I can complete in a pretty short time, it gives me a chance to try out a lot of different things, makes a big impact in a room (and a great gift), and gives me a sense of accomplishment a lot quicker than a bigger project. And with 2 little ones at home it's nice to get that feeling. This one is squared up to 15 inches and I can't decide if I want to add a border of Kona deep red (which is the color I'm using on the back), or to just leave it. Any thoughts? It has a twin (fraternal, not identical) that isn't as far along.

In other news I (finally) finished the set of 4 placemats and napkins for my MIL. The first 2 were given on Mother's Day and it took me this long to finish the rest. Next time I make placemats I probably won't hand stitch the binding on the back, that took awhile. It looks really cool though.

I'm really looking forward to the PMQG's meeting and charm swap tonight! Can't wait to see what Elizabeth has planned for our charm square "challenge", all very exciting!

1 comment:

  1. The Mother's Day place mats are wonderful. I've been trying to figure out how to do the wonky squares that you used in the pillow just by looking at it and can't. Did you find a pattern somewhere or are you just cooler than I am and figured it out with the CAD?