Thursday, October 28, 2010

A Finish....
These pretties should have been on my
''things to finish in 2010" but i forgot about them....

I did the stitcheries last year as a BOM with IFQ and I have had them pinned in a plastic zip bag on my sewing room wall...
time to do something with them

So I made pillow cases... all my blocks have been stitched with variegated DMC embroidery thread as at the time I had no idea what I would do with them...
the pattern was given out for a wall hanging at the end...
these will be so much more useful I think especially when they will be sitting up on my bed....

A close up... and you might just see the free form machine quilting I did in the borders with a variegated lime thread...
and I found I sewed these better with my feed dogs up???? and I did read in a book when I was having trouble that the author prefers to use hers up as well??


  1. They look great Tarnyia what a great way to use them I still have mine in a zip lock bag mmmm? one day,I also find it better with feed dogs up I make such a mess of it the other way I suppose its whatever suits :)just having a cuppa and enjoying my visit with you
    Hugs Val x

  2. Those blocks are lovely and they look great as a cushion - much nicer than a plastic bag on the wall!!!
    Interesting about the feed dogs .... I guess we all find our own best ways of doing things....

  3. Beautiful use of your stitcheries.

  4. The pillows look wonderful. Unique and HaNdMaDe! Well done!
    Did you know you are a "non reply" blogger?

  5. Hello Tarnyia,

    Thank God for zip lock bags!!! I do love the pillow cases, they look stunning. The designs look perfect on the pillow cases.
    Happy days.

  6. They look lovely, thanks for poping in to my blog.

  7. Your stitcheries look great made into pillow cases! And now you can see them and enjoy them all the time! :o)

  8. Great idea to make them into pillow cases! You will be able to enjoy them everyday:)

    Happy belated Anniversary!


  9. just lovely! great way to display them

  10. They are beautiful Tarnyia, you should be very proud of yourself xx

  11. Great idea Tarnyia. I admire anyone who can machine quilt. I keep trying and one day I will master it...maybe.