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Sunday, September 15, 2019

Aftermath...From a long day cleaning

After my long day cleaning yesterday...
I  really needed to just sit down and stitch something.
"Sew"...I finally turned in this old t-shirt into a pillow.
It too, has been on the shelf for years, just waiting.
I loved this shirt and just couldn't bear to part with it.
It's from our very first trip to Alaska in 1995,
and holds a very special place in my heart.
Heck I had to use the label from inside too.
After all, it's got moose on it!
I cut the front of the shirt out, and then was able to use the back of the shirt
to create the backing of the pillow. It was wide enough, to be able to get two pieces
that I could overlap and secure with a Velcro strip.
Boom...it was done in less than 20 minutes.
And that's why it sat on my shelf for so many years????
A perfect match for my couch, that I recovered a few years back.

Still not ready to quit stitching, I took a few minutes to play...
If you followed the "My Favorite Quilt Block" hop last week, you likely saw 
Susan's post over at "Quilt Fabrication".
She showed us lots of fun ways to use a 9-patch block, and
included a chart of sizes for cutting, unfinished and finished sizes.
It got as small as a 1" block cutting.
I laughed with Susan over stitching anything that small...
With some scraps I had laying on my sewing table, I decided to give it a try!
Not too bad, I'd say, but this will likely be the last one I do.
Here's my hint...
if your going to make anything this small use lots and lots of starch.
Are you at all wondering about these fabrics?
Could it be that it's because Carol is having a blog hop next month?
I guess you are going to have to check back and see!
It looks like Google is having some issues today.
I see comments on my post yesterday, but I didn't get any emails to respond to.
Just know I read them.  They really do make my day!
Hopefully they can work it out soon.

til next time...
Keep on Stitchin'


  1. Good for you for getting the pillow made! It looks great on the couch. I've had that happen too - putting off something that is really quick to do.

  2. Love the pillow you made. Great idea for using the T-shirt.
    It frightens me to see those tiny pieces. Good luck with the project they belong to.

  3. The pillow is awesome. How nice to finish something from the long to do list.

  4. Thank you for sharing the post! This pillow looks amazing! Great ideas! Awesome piece of work


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