Thursday, October 1, 2015

Chequers Pillows

Or, as we call them here, cushions!

After great success with the Q2 list (and even winning a prize) I am failing miserably, despite all my good intentions, to complete my Finish Along Q3 list (life just gets in the way of good intentions sometimes, as well as the fact I've been distracted by some new projects eg pillowcases and tote bags and a couple of other WIPs that weren't actually on my list!)

But I HAVE got this goal done (now that it is school holidays so I can fit in a bit of down-time in between preparing for next term)...I had these squares left over from my 50c Mixture baby quilt ...

The panels were only 12" in size and the smallest inserts I could buy at Spotlight were 14" so I used some of my precious leftovers of the Remix Ovals by Anne Kelle for Robert Kaufman, to make 1 inch borders around the panels, with a lovely grey spotty print to make the envelope backings (made as per Crazy Mom Quilts' instructions).



Big "hi" to visitors from Kelly's Needle and Thread Thursday or Amanda Jean's Finish It Up Friday linky parties!



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    1. I agree! I am sure they will find a good home pretty quickly!

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  2. What a great way to use up your leftover squares! These pillows are wonderful!

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    1. Cheers Deb! I plan to sell them at a market and I am sure someone will want them. Have a good weekend.

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    1. Nice to hear from you! Have a good weekend!

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  4. What fun pillows! Enjoy your school holiday break!

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    1. Thanks Sue! I am certainly enjoying the 'down-time' this week - have got a teaching/learning conference in Auckland next week so this week is my only chance to get caught up on some me-time!

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  5. Love the color scheme on these two!

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    1. Thanks Judy! They are nice and fresh alright.

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  6. Yay for another scrambling to get some of the Q3 finishes done! I have two entire quilts incomplete, not a stitch done on either in 3 months...shame, I know. I love your cushions, so perky! I call them that too (I'm Canadian with a very proud English mum); pillows are what you sleep on in your bed, right?! Precious fabric, oh I can totally relate!

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    1. Hi Sandra, yes, at least I got one of my goals done - better than nothing I guess, though I did do about three other things not on the list, so I have been productive after all. Have a good weekend!

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  7. Fabulous cushions! The border really adds to the finish.

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    1. Thanks for the feedback Pam! Have a nice weekend.

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  8. Love your cushions! I am sure they will be a hot seller.

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  9. Fun cushionss! I like those borders around them :)

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    1. Yes, me too! I am quite glad that I had to make the panels bigger as I don't think I would have thought to add the borders otherwise. Have a great week!

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  10. Nice pillows! I really like the border around the checkerboard.

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  11. Two lovely cushions! Both great finishes - well done.

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    1. Thanks Adrianne, at least I got one thing finished on my FAL list - life gets busy sometimes!

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