Rainy Day Sewing

It is a rainy day here and even though I should have been working on sewing the binding on a quilt or begin quilting the quilt top I finished yesterday,  I decided to take a break and do some other “stuff”.   I attended a quilt “junk” show a few months ago and purchased some grain sacks. Of course, to us “junkers”  there was not any “junk” but a prized object just waiting to be made into something special.  Something, that when purchased already made, would cost more than what you could purchase the pieces for.  And I find it so much more enjoyable to be the one that is doing the making!  I made 2 envelope pillow covers.  I love them!! I must remember next time to allow an extra 6 inches instead of 4 inches for the envelope in the back.  The 4 inches made it a bit to snug for my liking but they turned out great anyway!

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I was able to use the imprint that was on the grain sack on the right and it fit the center of the pillow perfectly!  The best part is I still have extra grain sacks to use for other crafty items!

Now on to finish my Big Wonky Star Quilt from the Idea Book from The Missouri Star Quilt Company and Jenny Doan!  When I visited her shop I left with a lovely layer cake of Cotton and Steel along with extra yardage, just in case!  Thank goodness I did because it is coming in handy now!  I always hesitate to purchase more than a couple of yards at a time.  That is probably something I could change but I also like to piece my backing. So for this quilt I only needed a little over 3 yards and I was able to use some really cute Cotton and Steel and piece the sides so I would have enough fabric for my backing.  Once I have completed the entire quilt I will post but for now here is the front of the quilt.

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I can’t wait to finish. I love rainy day sewing!

Cheers!

nj

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