Sunday, March 11, 2012

Yellow and Grey Pillows and Runner - Jessica's wedding accessories

Pillow fronts

 My sweet cousin Jessica is getting married to Mike in late April 2012 in Del Mar, CA. Her wedding colors are the very modern Yellow and Grey. Jessica asked me if I could make some pillows for the white couches and ottomans that will make up the lounge area at her wedding -  and Oui La! 

 Jessica and I made a trip to Sew Modern and got these great graphic, modern prints. 

Pillow Backs - envelope enclosure, w/ contrasting binding

Runner top
 There was a lot of extra fabric, so we decided to do a runner that will be used on the entry, sign in table at the wedding. 

Close up - simple straight line quilting, and big block patchwork pattern

Centerpieces I made for Jessica's Bridal Shower which was last weekend.

Runner Back side

Film Strip Accent
I can't wait for the big day to see my cousin walk down the aisle and see these pillows/runner in action! I'll post some pictures from the wedding for sure.

Steve's Upcycled Shirt Quilt

Half Square Triangles

View of the quilting on the backside and a special Patchwork Shirt
A mix of Steve's button down shirt prints and some added quilting fabrics
Way back in the summer, I was in between quilt projects, and Steve was cleaning out his closet. He had a bag full of button down shirts that he no longer wears, and asked me if I could make a quilt out of them. I was up for the challenge! I decided to keep it simple with a Half Square Triangle layout and added some other coordinating fabrics that I had in my stash. All against an off-white background. This is what I came up with - It is a lap sized quilt and currently is placed on the arm of our big red chair that is Steve's TV watching spot. 

Corner Arrows
Steve came up with the idea to make a Patchwork Shirt out of some of the scraps. I think it's pretty clever!
Close up of the Patchwork Shirt- Buttons and all!
I had to put this quilt on hiatus in the Fall when a few other projects arose, but finished it earlier this year and we finally took it out for a photo shoot. Definitely the most masculine quilt I've made to date!