Thursday, June 7, 2012

Thursday Teacups and Triumphs

I bought this teacup and sugar bowl at the thrift store a few months back, on a day I forgot to bring one from home. I don't remember exactly why, but I never posted that day. This poor cup has been in the car all this time! I am assuming that the lid to the bowl is still somewhere in the car- the price tag said 4 pieces- I count only three! I paid a whopping $1.89 for all four pieces!

The fabric they are sitting on is from my stash of FQ's that CaMom sent and it works perfect for the pillow quilt I am making for one of *my* kids that is going off to college this summer. I started out to make a pillow using this pattern that I adapted from a Moda Bake Shop pattern.  6/8/12 Update! I realized yesterday that I forgot to add the link - for the tutorial that inspired me to make this, go here.  For Andrea's blog go here. I wanted to use the leafy camo fabric, I only had 2 four inch squares. That's all. So I tweaked the pattern to add the squares and went to two LQS's and found the right fabrics.  

Can you see my oopsy?
I almost left it but decided I do have to take it out.
I,Of course, Genius that I am,  forgot that I was making this pillow sized and pieced my blocks just like the tutorial said.  (by the way, it is a great tutorial!) I was having a blast putting this together and when I went to take the pictures I realized- That is a BIG pillow top - I don't even have the borders on yet! SO I decided to make it a quilt instead. I used up an eraser and a half sketching out the ideas for the finish of this quilt. I thought I finally got it the way I wanted it and when I got to work this morning I found an even cooler idea in my email box. so its back to the drawing board! And back to the quilt shop for more of this fabric.  

And now my triumph! I FMQed bananas on my Monkey in the Middle hanging!

they are sideways in this picture
I also made some circles and square ish zig zags
Now I am off to my other job and to check for more fun mail! TTFN


Scrapbook-ChickADoodle said...

The monkeys in the middle fabric is adorable. Great idea to FMQ bananas.

lori said...

lets try this again.......Love your signature......whoooooooooooo lol