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I can finally show the quick projects I did for some special people…

football pillow

This is the front of the pillow I made for my neighbors. The quilting picture is in the previous post!  I had some leftover football novelty fabric, and these friends are huge fans, so I did some scrap-busting.  The pillow is about 34″ square…perfect for a couple kids to lounge with on the floor!  I thought I read a blog post about 36″ pillow forms, but I couldn’t find any.  So I adapted and made a pillowcase from muslin and stuffed it with fiber fill.  I used a basic envelope back for the pillow top so it can be removed and washed.  Easy, fun, quick project, great for gifts…especially as my daughter gets older…I see lots of princess-themed throw pillows for friend’s birthdays!  I really like giving personal gifts.

I was stumped on a gift for my dear mother, so I found a drawstring bag pattern at  The original version has a zipper on the side of the pocket, and I should have changed it to a top-loading pocket since I left out the zipper, but adaptation has its limits on Dec 23rd!!  Mom knits, and usually has a sock project, so I hope she can use this bag.  Especially since I included a skein of sock yarn in yummy teal and purple shades.

002I have half the pieces cut for my next Quilt of Valor…are you ready for the New Year’s Day Sit-n-Sew?!?  I am going to set my machine up in front of the Rose Bowl parade and quilt the day away…can’t wait!



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