Works in Progress, March

Today I planned on showing you the third and final pillow in my series of cool and funky pillows. But……

I wasn’t happy with how it was turning out.

It was okay.  But it wasn’t cool and funky enough.  

So I ordered something to help make it cool and funky.  And hope to get it by next week and I can then finish the pillow.  I think I will LOVE it. (That’s a quote from my granddaughter Piper when she opened a Christmas present from my niece Michelle–clothes with kitties!)

But I got a lot of other projects finished.

I made a 12″ x 16″ pillow case for Colton.  

Pillow Case
The pillow cuff covers the interior pillow.

Pillow Case for Colton

I don’t know him but I met his Grandmother recently and thought he might like it.  I had the fabric left over from a quilt I made for my grand-nephew Tyson.   

A Quilt for Tyson
Tyson’s quilt. I LOVE this fabric!

I made a pillow case for Jack because I had a wee bit of that pirate fabric left.  

Pillow case for Jack

Pillow case for Jack
Another pillow cuff covering the pillow! This is for a full-size pillow case.

I said “do you like it?” and Jack said “Yes, (big hesitation) but can you make me one with Mickey Mouse?”  Oh yes.  I would love to make you one with Mickey Mouse!  And maybe a sleeping bag with Mickey Mouse.  And pjs with Mickey Mouse. That’s how sweet this kid is. 

Got some new fabric that I’ve been obsessing over.  I saw it introduced on the quilting blog nanaCompany back on February 6th and I’ve been trolling all the fabric websites waiting for it to be available.  

Milk sugar and flowers fabric
Love that pink with the kittens and bunnies!

I like looking at it and thinking about the wonderful quilt I will make with it.

And my biggest project!

Riley’s quilt.

The top is done.  

Riley's Quilt
Just a preview–it will look much better after I quilt it.

Now all I have to do is,

baste it,

quilt it,

and bind it.

(Many Many Many Hours)

The goal is to have it finished by April 15th. (It doesn’t have anything to do with income tax!)

That’s when I leave to spend THREE WHOLE WEEKS with my THREE BEAUTIFUL GRANDKIDS in the frozen tundra.  Which is also known as Mandan, North Dakota.   

4 thoughts on “Works in Progress, March

  1. Kathy,

    Just wanted to let you know that Colton absolutely LOVED his pillow, as I knew he would. Thank you for taking the time to create it for him. I thoroughly enjoyed our meeting and look forward to collaborating with you on many projects in the future.

    With appreciation,

    Kim Arnett of La Casa of Mason Creek, Historic Old Homosassa, Florida

    • I’m so glad Colton liked it Kim. My grandkids love all the little personalized things I make them which makes it even more fun!

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