Thursday, December 4, 2014

It's like putting a puzzle together....scrappy goodness!

I wanted to make some pillows for Christmas gifts, so I started looking through my fabrics to see if I could find some I could use.  I didn't really have a pattern in mind, but I did have several colors in mind that would match another project. As I was searching,  I found some flying geese that I made last year when I did a demo at our LQS, Cut Up and Quilt so I pulled them out and started playing with layouts
It's fun trying to make something out of scraps or scrap blocks, and I knew there would be lots of ways I could use these blocks. 

I decided on this star type block and was even able to use a pair of two color flying geese in the middle that I didn't think I would ever use. I found a teal floral print for the envelope back. Do you make envelope backs for your pillows? I always do as it makes them easier to wash.
For the second one, I just lined up those geese and started sewing. I debated using the pink floral ones as they were made with a slightly pink fabric instead of the white, but I decided that since it was scrappy, it would work. I found this blue and green for the back.

TaDa! Two down, one more to go. It won't be pieced, but a fabric that complements these pieced pillows. 
I am almost finished with my Christmas sewing. I want to make one more Whatcha Got? Bag. They are fun to make and go pretty quickly now that I've made several! Are you still working on projects for Christmas gifts? 

I am linking up with SewCalGal's last Handmade Christmas Challenge for this year. Follow the link and see what other bloggers are making for Christmas decor and gifts.


Terri said...

Good going, Jean. I love that red print goose... playful and a bit Christmassy. Pillows are a great idea. If I can find a bobbin I might make one for the hubby. (I already have a form.) He has everything he could ever want, socks, underwear... everything! Lol

Connie Kresin Campbell said...

Beautiful pillows and a great way to use of left over blocks!

Maggi said...

A great way to use the blocks. I love the star one.