Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Wonky style

I got productive last night.....well......sort of:)


While Jessie worked on cleaning her room I started on a pillow for her bed:


I'm thinking for the centers of the flowers, I need to find some big funky buttons......



Inspired to create these after seeing this one and these. I think they will look good in Jessie's room, being the pink girly girl room that it is. I'm now wondering how hard would it be to make her new curtains and a new dust ruffle along the same lines.....I think that will be a next winter's project though. Although....maybe I could find a plain white valance and dustruffle and just add the applique?


I was so happy with how the flower power pillow is turning out, I decided to do a wonky log cabin block. Also, I joined Jacquie's Project Improv. And thought I had better practice improvisational piecing. So this log cabin block which will turn pillow was born. Not very wonky, but I'm happy with it:




Todd's dad showed up and hauled away most of this wood (which is good as I don't have to stack the icky stuff - it has bugs in it. And we don't have to push it into the burn pile to get rid of it):



We are getting seriously low on wood - to the point I tend to freak out. Until I remember that Todd has about 30 logs cut to bring home to be split into firewood. Which he says he is doing this weekend - as farmers will be planting before too long, and he won't be able to drive across the fields to get the logs once they all start working ground. Never mind that he should be getting busy at work here within the next month.....


Kris

17 comments:

Winifred said...

I love those flowers. Big buttons would look good. The quilt is great too. She's a lucky chuck!

Christy Lee said...

What a neat project! I'm new to quilting (actually, I haven't even finished my first one yet!). I found your blog from Rural Writings and enjoyed my visit!

Take care!

Christy Lee
*~Petals and Pine~*

APA said...

Flower Power pillows...love it! Excellent job, Kris, on the flowers (YES! definitely big, funky buttons!) and the wonky log cabin. Jessie's room will rock out all girl power pink! Happy days!

Ana :)

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Valerie said...

Oh my grandchildren would just love this. Thanks for sharing.

Patty said...

I like the flower pillow; if you can't find large buttons try using large circles of yellow polka dot fabric.

scrappy quilter said...

I love those. The flower pillow is perfect for a girl's room. I might try a couple of those for C room. I think large buttons would be perfect to add.

Vanessa said...

I know a little girl who would love the PINK goodies too !
But great idea - mmmm I can picture it Anna-Kate if you tidy your room I will make you a pillow ! mmmm maybe not ! I have encouraged her to read and now she is reading all the time !!!!

HUGS - Vanessa !

Carolyn said...

What a pretty pillow that will be!

Miriam said...

very girly! my girls would love it.

Miriam said...

very girly! my girls would love it.

simple country living! said...

Really pretty in pink! Perfect!

farm mom said...

Oh, I love those flowers kris. Adorable!!

fullfreezer said...

Great pillows! Hope you get your wood. I'd worry that much later he'd get stuck driving across the fields. Much easier to drive across when the ground is mostly frozen.
Judy

Small House said...

Well as usual, you never cease to amaze me. It's always fun to see what you do next. HEY GOOD LUCK WITH THE FIRWOOD! I'd be panicing to!! I don't like to be cold.
Have a good day.
Sandra

jacquie said...

LOVE the flower power...i can see those with giant orange buttons...i'm sure those will be a snap to find! lol great block too...oh i do wish i had a girl to sew pink for.

Kristie said...

Those pillows are sooo cool!

I start to freak out when we get low on firewood too! We have the sawmills so we always have wood, I just get nervous when it is not cut up for me.
Kristie