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Oh Deer bits pillow

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When I pulled out the Oh Deer Moda jelly roll quilt to finish, I also uncovered some bits left over from making the quilt top–enough to make a 20-inch pillow. I channeled my best Rita of Red Pepper Quilt’s straight-line quilting abilities (check out her quilting on these pillows–she’s crazy talented.) I am happy with the result.

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For the back, I used a home dec fabric remnant left over from my purse-making days. I added the zipper using my favorite technique–you can find Autum’s tutorial here. I love how it makes a reversible pillow. This time I didn’t use the fusible tape–I was just careful with pinning the zipper.

There are two tips I would add to Autum’s tutorial: (1) remember to top-stitch after sewing the zipper to the bottom half of the pillow back, and (2) when sewing the zipper in place, it helps to sew a few inches, then leave the needle down, lift the zipper presser foot, pull the zipper pull past the point where you are sewing, then put the zipper presser foot back down and resume sewing. Then you don’t have to deal with trying to sew around the lumpy zipper pull.

Oh Deer! a jelly roll quilt

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Here’s a recent finish. I assembled this quilt top back in February (I wrote about it here). I had a jelly roll of Oh Deer fabric that had been sitting around for awhile, so I found a design I liked in Jelly Roll Quilts by Pam & Nicky Lintott called Blue Lagoon. It came together in no time.

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I have been on an orange kick lately, so the backing is an easy pieced affair of a center 42-inchwide vertical panel of even more deer flanked by parallel 13-inchwide panels of an orange fleur de lis. Since she did such a wonderful job quilting the quilt for my daughter, I sent this one to Lynn Peterson, a talented long-arm quilter.

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In the border, she did a double loop-de-loop, and the interior she filled with a tri-petal design that looks like a lotus blossom or an orange being peeled–I really like it.

Delighted with how it was coming along, I made a blue binding–and then dropped the ball. Distracted by birthday and graduation gift-making, I put it aside in my sewing room, close but unfinished. I more reliably hit the finish line when I have a recipient and a deadline–since I had neither for this quilt, it was easily left undone.

When I straightened my sewing room a couple weeks ago, I pulled this quilt and the binding out. In an embarrassingly short time, I had it completed. Procrastination always makes a job seem bigger than it ends up being in reality.

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I still don’t have a recipient in mind, so it might just be added to the family blanket pile in the living room, which would make Grizzie very happy!

Details:
jelly roll of Oh Deer by MoMo for Moda Fabrics
Blue Lagoon design in Lintott: Jelly Roll Quilts
quilted by Lynn Peterson (you can read about Lynn and how to contact her here)
finished size: 68″ x 74″

weekend creativity

oh deer quiltThis weekend we all were busy making and creating. I finished piecing this quilt top using an Oh Deer by MoMo for Moda Fabrics jellyroll–on to the backing.

Ed Sheeran x 8The father/daughter project was the creation of Ed Sheeran heads (x8) for the concert last night. Daughter #2 found various photos online, resized them in Photoshop, and emailed them to Dad to print out and bring home. The two of them then cut them out, used spray fixative to glue them to black foamcore, and cut them out using Exacto knives. Paint sticks were attached to the back for handles. She and her friends had fun waving the miniEd Sheeran talking heads during the concert, and each girl took one home as a post-concert momento.

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