My hubby asked me to make throw pillow covers for his mom for Mother's Day--he wanted spring themed. I made four 18 inch pillow covers, but only remembered to take pictures of one of them--this flower. I also made another flower, a butterfly, and a bumblebee using all spring fabrics. I mailed them on Monday and she received them, so I can reveal this secret sewing. I made the envelope backs using the method shown on Crazy Mom Quilts
It is super simple!
I also finished up all of my book covers. These are gifts for my 5th graders who are moving on to middle school next year. I made them according to their favorite colors.
Bright colors are popular with 10-11 year olds!
So far I have delivered the book covers to one group of kids and they were really excited about them.
Most of these will be given out this next week.
Did I mention I made 30 of these in a few days?
Plus, I only spent $20 because I shopped mostly in my stash.
I wrapped them simply and inexpensively in brown paper bags with simple ribbons. With all of the book covers done, I could go back to my own sewing...
Yesterday was Friday which means Farm Girl Friday! I am making the six inch blocks from my scraps. This is the Autumn Star Block. Since my background fabric has black dots, I decided to pull some black in to tie it all together. I love how this block came out!
Next up was the Baby Chick Block. It was fun and simple too. There is a baby quilt made completely of these baby chick blocks with pinks featured in the book--I definitely will put that on my to do list. Also on my to do list is the mini heart quilt Lori featured on Friday, here is the link
I spent last night and this morning finishing up the hand quilting on my Journey of a Quilter BOM Quilt. This is the label on the back.
Most of it is just stitched in the ditch with perle cotton #8. I did use a stencil flower border since it is the only quilting that really shows up.
I just attached the lime green binding and will spend the evening and tomorrow morning working on it.
Here is the backing. I am joining many others with the hand quilting for Slow Sunday Stitching http://kathysquilts.blogspot.com and this should be my last Sunday working on my Journey of a Quilter! Happy Mother's Day!