Sunday, 14 April 2013

The early bird ...

... catches an extra few hours sewing and makes a cushion and finishes a Pants Bag! Well, if you wake up at 0615 on your day off, you might as well get up and make the most of it :)

Remember the lovely Katheen over at Crabbit Quilter gifted me her pink scraps:

I had such fun rummaging through them and deciding what to do with them. Then I remembered seeing this scrappy Pillow over at Red Pepper Quilts. Perfect. So, I adapted it a little to fit my 18" cushions and cut 56 x 1 3/4" x 4 3/4" strips. It sewed together really quickly :) Then I decided to give the straight line quilting another go. I used a Hera Marker to 'draw' lines 2" apart:

and quilted it with raspberry cotton:

This is the back. Not too shabby, hey?

And the front ... ta-daaaaaaa:

Love it. And I get to keep it ... it's for meeeeee:) And, although I had to twist her arm, Kathleen agreed to me making her a Pants Bag as a thank you! I blogged about choosing my colours and paper-piecing the 'jewel' in the week here. Paper piecing is quite tricky (well, it is for a novice like me) so I only made a jewel on one side.

Here is the finished Pants Bag: 

and a little bonus pocket on the inside:

I'll pop it in the post tomorrow, Kathleen ... hope you like it :)


  1. That looks AWESOME! How clever are you??! Really looking forward to this :D xxxxxxxxxx

  2. PS am going to make one of those cushions now - you've inspired me! XX

  3. Love your pillow in pinks!--as well as almost everything else I've seen. I'm so glad you posted on Amanda and Karen's blogs and I had a chance to check out your blog. I'm following with Bloglovin' now!

  4. Both projects are so very cute! Lovin' your pinky, girly, cute pillow! I too was up way to early on my day off and got all of my cutting out for my upcoming retreat. That felt good! Have an awesome evening!!

  5. Wow....... both are great projects! Love the pants bag, especially the jewel, and the pillow is so pretty.

  6. I don't know which I love more. I see the pillow and start dreaming of making one of my own (why do I not make SMALLER things, ever?), but then that bag gets me! LOVE it! Kathleen is one lucky friend!

  7. Incredible pants bag. You really thought out of the box on the jewel and the initial. I love it.
    Good for you to finally make something for yourself. I love your pillow with the straight line quilting.
    You pushed yourself with both projects and they are wonderful. Great job!


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