Just wanted to share with you a new tutorial I have available over at the Therm O Web blog for a Sew as you go – Easter Egg Pillow. This is a great scrap buster project and a fun non candy Easter treat that the Easter bunny can bring your kiddos!
In between catching up on Bee blocks, watching my son and finishing a quilt I have been playing with a fun new project that involves Orange Peels. These little seed shaped fabric pieces are so addicting and are great for scraps. I was working on a quilt top using a whole piece of fabric and ironing on the orange peels in a pattern, well…that has been driving me crazy. There really are an endless arrangement for those things, so it will have to wait. Until then I was playing around with a floral pattern and came up with this pillow, the Orange Blossom Pillow!
Once I can get caught up with a few more important things I plan on making a tutorial for all of you with a pattern to create your orange peels and some little tricks to make this a very quick and easy project. Now I am dreaming up a large quilt with this flower as the star, that will take care of the design dilemma I am in
The fabrics I used for this pillow are from Art Gallery Fabrics and the designer is Leah Duncan, it is from her line Meadow – which I might add is stunning. I have been on quite the Leah Duncan kick lately and will share a fun denim + Tule quilt I made once my backing fabric arrives. The backing is from an awesome fabric purchase… an H&M King sized duvet cover – yes…I will talk more about that soon. Until then, enjoy some pictures of today’s pillow – looking forward to sharing the how to soon!
I was so excited when I saw that Dear Stella was going to be carrying a Wee Gallery fabric line – I am very familiar with Wee Gallery‘s artwork (mom to a 2 year old) and loved seeing the amazing black and white prints come to life on fabric – so many possibilities! When I first saw the Wild line I instantly thought of about three things I wanted to do with it – the first of which I am going to show you today – how to create a fun Dress Me Up! Playmat.
This blanket can be used for the first few years of a child’s life – perfect size for a tummy time mat – large enough to use as toddler bedding – cozy couch throw for the elementary school years. What makes this blanket special is the added bonus of being the perfect backdrop for your child’s Dress Me creations. Using felt and scraps of fabric it is easy to create a large wardrobe for your little creature friends.
Here are some photo’s of the finished blanket, be sure to stop by Dear Stella for the full tutorial and a chance to win the entire Wild line!
Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you enjoy the fun Wee Gallery / Dear Stella tutorial!