Friday, February 15, 2013

Friday Finishes

I haven't gotten much accomplished this week.  I spent 3 days at school with the kids and then way too much time after school making Valentine's boxes and addressing Valentine's cards.  

I also had to spend most of Monday cleaning my house because the appraiser was coming.  By the way I should mention that we are not moving just refinancing.  In any event, while our house is mostly picked up most of the time mostly is not really good enough for either guests or the appraiser (who took pictures of every room including the laundry room which I definitely was not expecting because I stashed all our dirty laundry in there and so now everyone at the bank knows I had at least 6 baskets of dirty clothes to wash plus there may or may not have been a few loose piles of sheets and blankets).

So I put the bathroom on hold while I made a cute little baby quilt for one of my husband's colleagues.  Next week is her last week so I wanted to get it done before she goes out on maternity leave.

You may recognize the Riley Blake Dress Up Days fabric as the same fabric I used on my daughter's quilt.  It worked out great because the mom-to-be is having a girl and her nursery is done in purple and gray.

This baby quilt was made from 5 inch squares and finished at 36 x 36.  I backed it with the floral pattern and used the same floral for the binding.  I quilted it in straight lines on each side of the seams.  

Now I am working on a little pillow to coordinate.  I'll show you that soon.  Well, by Monday.  I'm gonna have to work fast because it has some embroidery and applique to get done.

I did also manage to finish up this pillow cover to match the simple life quilt I made last week.  I was inspired by the cute pillows that were featured on Tasha Noel's blog .

I made it using a panel piece from Tasha Noel's Simple Life fabric line.

The panel is surrounded by patchwork pieces also from the Simple Life fabric.  The straight stitches around the panel were hand embroidered and then I also added some red ric rac trim on the top and bottom of the pillow cover.

I love ric rac.

I have a few more of these panel pillows in process but this one will be available in my etsy shop today.

So I guess 2 finishes this week isn't too shabby.  What have you all been up to?

~ Gold Shoe Girl ~


  1. So sweet! The purple and yellow are lovely.

  2. I love the colors in the baby quilt as well as the pillow. The fabrics compliment each other so well, and of course the random order of the different fabrics are great! Nice work.

    1. I do like it when it seems random even though I planned it all out:).


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