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Wednesday, June 26, 2013

I Did It!

For probably 2 years, no probably even longer, I have promised myself that I would learn to make pinwheels and a Dresden plate.
And, because of the inspiration I have found here with my blogging friends, and Pinterest, and You Tube tutorials, I kept my promise!
Last year I made the yo-yo pillows, but I never sewed the backs on.
Do you know, I made those yo-yo's a very long time ago for my dream house here in this beautiful valley, and here we are!
Please don't look to closely! I need to back to the tutorial at Missouri Quilt Company for Pinwheels. I did something wrong, but who will know but me! (and, everyone who reads this post).
I found these little girl dresses at yard sales last year and I cut up the two white prints for my pillows. I thought theybwere perfect for 4th of July! I'm ging to make something out of the seersucker prints later.
See the little triangles out of the dress fabric? I didn't purchase any new fabric. I had lots of fat quarters and yard sale prints to choose from. I just love the vintage prints that I used, like the patchwork quilt piece with the bits of navy.
Last week I made a table runner out of fabric samples from an interior decorator book.
I cut 4" squares out of each piece. The little books are filled with 4" by 6" pieces so fabric.
(my boss gave me the decorator samplers. 4 bins FULL! Someone had left them at our school years ago).
Aren't the fabrics pretty?
So, look what we can do for little to zero $?
I'm happy.

25 comments:

  1. Your pillows turned out perfectly. I just love them. What a great table runner. The fabrics are so pretty. You did good girl.
    Hugs
    donna

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  2. Oh, your dresden plate and pinwheels are just wonderful! And lucky you to get the decorator samples. I just joined a quilting group. It's only the second week, and I already have two quilts going!

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  3. Oh your pillows are just darling!! :) I love them!! You did such a wonderful job too! Love how pretty they are! What a great idea to use little dresses! :) Great table runner too! And how lovely for the 4th of July that's right around the corner! :) Happy day! xo Holly

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  4. Wonderful job dear Patti!! They look so....pretty!!

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  5. Oh the pillows look fabulous! What a great job you did!!!! hugs...

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  6. Oh my gosh, I am drooling over the fabrics that you used! I am pinning and I have got to make some. Maybe not for this year, but next. I just put out my 4th of July décor and was thinking I need new pillows. If you made a mistake on the pinwheels I sure don't see it and I quilt. Great job!
    hugs,
    Jann

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  7. Oh forgot, would love if you linked this to my linky party, Share Your Cup Thursday!
    hugs,
    Jann

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  8. I love your pillows. Now I want to make some pinwheel pillows! How clever of you to cut up those dresses and make something adorable out of them. I would have never guessed in their past life they were dresses!! Wonderful job on the runner, too. It looks so patriotic. Whew....I can't believe that the 4th is next week. Have a wonderful day, Holly

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  9. I got up early, poured myself a cuppa and caught up with your posts. Love all the holiday decorating and the swap goodies. We have had a hectic June and I have NO IDEA where my box o' 4th of July do dads may be, so enjoying them in Blogland may be all I get this year.

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  10. Really cute!! Thanks so much for stopping by!!

    Hugs,
    Debbie

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  11. Such pretty pillows ! Love the yard sale dress fabrics ! So cute !

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  12. You've done some great work with the patchwork pillows! I too have promised myself to one day make a Dresden plate cushion, and have yet to start that. Did you hand stitch the plate sections onto a backing piece? I have patterns for a couple of ways to approach this and can't decide. Your table runner is so nice as well ... looks like you're all set for July 4! Wendy :)

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  13. Love anything to do with quilting. You did a great job on all your goodies. I have many vintage and new quilts, but do not make them.

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  14. Exquisite quilting... I would never have that much patience nor are my fingers nimble enough... beautiful. I love the little birdie! Happy PS!

    Valrie

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  15. I just visited your first blog, I love all you do! A very happy and uplifting spirited blog!

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  16. Hi Patti,
    Thank you so much for your recent visit and comment, I really appreciate it. You are quite the seamstress, beautiful work! I have bought velvet (Christmas) baby dresses so I could use the velvet for other things. Glad you found so many with red, white and blue.
    Have fun and have a great Fourth!
    Gina at Victorian Wanna Be

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  17. Hi Patti, The fabric is lovely such lovely quilting projects. Congratulation on your pinwheels and Dresden Plate cushions. Hugs Judy

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  18. Your pillows came out adorable!! Great job with the fabric choices! Hard to believe that you did not go out and purchase all of those together, way to recycle those little dresses!

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  19. Hey!
    Nice ones
    I saw yo comments in Sara's
    YA Quilling is just easy.
    You can even try without a tool.
    All the best

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  20. Your pillows are so beautiful!! Love all the fabrics, and the pinwheels!! My favorite!! Your tablerunner is so pretty, too!! Happy sweet week to you! xo Heather

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  21. Hi, hoppin back to let you know that I will be featuring you at Share Your Cup this week.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  22. LOVE your pillows !!! :) Great job! :)

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  23. SO pretty! I never attempted the Dresden plate when I used to quilt. Maybe someday when I have time to get back to it. I just put pictures of some of my quilts I made years ago on my site, it made me want to get the old sewing machine out again! And seeing your pillows in those gorgeous patriotic colors does too! Happy 4th - Dawn

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  24. Beautiful pillows. The pinwheel was the first quilt block I taught myself... it is my favorite!

    ~Debbie

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  25. Such beautiful pillows! Love the fabric choices. And the table runner is great! I like free material, too :)
    Blessings,
    Susie

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Hugs, Patti