Saturday, June 18, 2011

looking for 4th of July projects?

I realize that this is Father's Day weekend however, it is getting awefully close to the 4th of July.
Have you decorated?
I have :)
I pulled out a couple of my tutorials featuring 4th of July theme and made them into pdf's for printing.

Patriotic Pinwheel Runner is available HERE on for free.

The Patriotic star placemats are HERE.

In addition, I finished up my 'cheater' flag pillow.
It's a panel from Marcus Brothers I believe.
Since it's a 'cheater' of sorts I took the opportunity to try something that I have never attempted before.
I stuffed this pillow with scraps.
Scrap batting.
Scrap fabric.
Scrap thread.
just scraps no polyfil.
talk about re-cycling :)
This gives the pillow a firmer feel, and frankly it reminds me of the type of pillow my grandma had on her front porch swing.
It could sit outside in the elements and she didn't mind.
Definitely brings back memories.

And this is a little corner of red, white and blue including a pincushion I made from Pine Mountain patterns.
I hope you will find some inspiration to create a project for the 4th.
Happy Saturday sewing :)


Julia said...

I love the table runner - I think I will try that one. And the pincushion is so cute!!!

Very Verdant said...

Hm, I will have to try the recycled fillers. Sounds interesting. Wonderful projects.

Needled Mom said...

Your decorations are looking great. I will need to get to the RWB decorating - after Father's Day!!!

PunkiePie (Jen) said...

Smart pillow innards! I don't decorate for the 4th but I could make a pinwheel table runner in RWB. I think I may just do that.

Debbie said...

I think I am gonna do the table runner! I love it!!!

quilter000 said...

Hey got to do tht as soon as I get back to Oh-io Wishing for sun here in Washington

Brooke said...

I love red, white, and blue. Such a classic combo. Your patterns are great. That pincushion is a bug's ear. :)

josefinaball said...

Me gustan mucho tus trabajos ¡son preciosos!
Te felicito por ellos.