Saturday, July 7, 2012

I am done Couching

I am done "couching" and ready to do some sewing again. In actuality, my couching lasted less than 2 days. But I was able to do some fun sewing before I start my new project next week, which is a commission for the local synagogue.

My friend Ann owns a tablecloth business and she called to tell me they were doing a bunch of cleaning and did I want some fabric before it was thrown out.  She let me pick through a mountain of her tablecloth remnants a few months ago. This bright pink velvet caught my eye.

I knew exactly what I was going to do with it.  I needed to make a pillow/dog bed for my BFF, Bailey.
I embroidered her name.  It was a little hard to sew because it was so slippery.  I wasn't proud of my workmanship, but the button tufting really improved its appearance.

Then while cleaning my studio (aka searching high and low for something that I never found), I came across a bag filled with an assortment of red, white and blue fabric in various stages. Obviously I had started something, but I can't remember what! But this is a great start for a quilt for a veteran and perfect for this time of year. My quilt guild donates quilts to the local VA hospital.

I turned the contents of the bag into the quilt below.  

Now it will wait to be quilted.


  1. What a great way to reuse fabric!

    I like the fabric on your chair. How fun that it looks like a quilting pattern!

  2. What a fun pillow and fun color for Bailey.
    Love what you did with the pieces, it became a beautiful quilt for a veteran.


  3. Love the chair fabric as well! Where did you find that?

  4. How lucky Princess Bailey is. LOL Love the quilt's so nice to bless our veterans with a treat like a handmade quilt.

  5. The font you used for embroidery is just perfect for a Princess! What a lucky girl! And I'd love to know if there's a pattern or tutorial for your Veteran's quilt? I have a box of scraps that I'm supposed to turn into a quilt topper for a lady, who, in turn, will quilt something the same size for me, as barter. But, I didn't know what to do with 'em all, since they're sooooo messy & skimpy, so I just am making pages and pages of strings, which I'll cut into triangles, but I love your idea of an actual pattern!!


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