Friday, May 17, 2013

Cute Little Pins and A Window Treatment

I've been busy.  Here in the midwest we are winding down the school year which means lots of school activities and sports tournaments and birthday parties.  

Well, this weekend we are having my daughter's party and as part of the favor bag I whipped up these cute little pins.  They came from an American Girl kit that I bought at my local Meijer for less than $5.  It came with everything I needed:  embroidery floss, needle, the felt cut outs, little embroidered patches, flower shaped sequins and adhesive pins.  

I could not have made all these pins myself for the price.  Sometimes these little kits are a real bargain.  And they turned out so cute.

Originally, I thought my daughter would help me put them together but this past week has been our first really nice warm sunny weather so she has been out playing from the minute she gets home from school until bath and bed.  I guess I can't blame her.  So anyways, it probably took me less than 2 hours to whip them all up.  I am sure the little girls will love them.

Meanwhile, I was also working on a custom quilt order.  My lovely customer asked for a quilt with a rod pocket so she could use it as a window treatment.  Well, it turned out fantastic and she just ordered another one.

That's my oldest holding up the finished product.  I didn't take a lot of pictures because I was in a hurry to get it shipped out but you can get the jist of it.

It's a basic HST pinwheel pattern measuring out to 40 inches square.  The customer and I worked together to pick out the fabrics which are all from Tanya Whelan - some petal and some from her other collections.

I quilted along the seams the width of my walking foot - down and across and then diagonal.  I am always amazed at how cool it looks on the back when you get done quilting it this way.

We did the back and the binding in white since she is using them as window treatments and the back will be facing the outside.

I think that green paisley fabric was my favorite.

Now I am off to a Kindergarten picnic, a dentist appointment and then an all day lacrosse tournament on Saturday.  Oh and then that special person's party on Sunday afternoon!!!  Busy weekend here.  What are you all up to?

~ Gold Shoe Girl ~

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  1. Adorable pins, and I LOVE a good pinwheel!

  2. Love the colors in the quilt for the customer and what an interesting idea to use it as a window treatment!

    1. It was my customer's idea. I'll have to ask her for pictures once she has both in place - I bet it's super cute.

  3. Love the pins and the pinwheel quilt is so cute. i just finished my first pinwheel a week ago.

  4. Nice quilt but those pins are fabulous. I love a good felt pin...

    1. I know what you mean - I am almost hoping someone doesn't show to the party so I get to keep one for myself:).


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