Friday, February 5, 2016

Can I Get A Whoop Whoop? Bonus Pillows!!

Hi, all!

It's Friday, and that means it's time to get our whoop whoop on!  Are you ready?  I am - it's been an exciting week!

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This week, while I was working on this quilt - just a sneak peek now, because it will be the feature of this coming Sunday's Nifty Nines Quilt Along...


... I ended up with 72 "bonus" HSTs to work with! I started playing around with them...


...and ended up with two "negative image" layouts that used up all of the HSTs.  Score!  Measuring about 14.5" assembled, they were perfect to make two pillow covers - and I had two 14" pillow forms in my stash (which I found when I cleaned up earlier this year!)


So I sewed them together, then used some scrap batting from the stash and did some straight line echo quilting around the design.  
I found a print in my stash to make envelope enclosures for the back, and found a darker green fat quarter in the stash and managed to get enough strips from it to bind both pillows.


Look how pretty they turned out!  And they look so nice in my husband's chair - he may end up getting to keep them!  Here's a shot that shows the backing fabric...


I love it when a plan comes together - two pillows made basically from scraps that would have been thrown away, finished with things from stash - all part of my Sew My Stash 2016 plan!  

So - - - can I get a whoop whoop?

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And I've got another huge whoop whoop that affects all of you!   I wrote potential sponsors for Hands2Help earlier this week, and got a response that I'm really excited about!  We have a new sponsor this year - InspiredLED, where I got the LED lights I use on my sewing machine and long arm machine.


And guess what?  InspiredLed is donating TEN sets of LED sewing machine light kits as prizes for this year's Hands2Help Challenge!! Whoop whoop whoop!!!!  I'm super-excited!!!

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And now it's your turn!

What's got you whooping it up this week?


What's making you dance the happy dance?

Share - we want to dance right along with you - 
And it's always more fun to dance with friends!

The party will stay open until Sunday midnight - 

Hope to see you there!

Hugs!

Sarah

23 comments:

  1. Your pillows are wonderful! And how nice that they were "free." :)

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  2. Love the pillows and congrats on the sponsor, those lights are wonderful.

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  3. Your pillows are great and the backing is perfect! The lights look great! You've been very busy this past week and YOU deserve a Whoop Whoop!

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  4. love your pillows - those lights are a nice gift

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  5. super cute pillows! I love when I can use up scraps; it soooo hard to throw anything out.

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  6. Great pillows! Congratulations on the new sponsor.

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  7. Love those pillows! Using the leftovers makes you feel so efficient. Great job.

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  8. Great work using up stash and scraps! The pillows really turned out lovely. :-)

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  9. How awesome to find a sponsor that is so generous - that is very cool. And those pillow finished... the backing fabric coordinates perfectly and the negative image aspect is really captivating. Whoop whoop!

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  10. Really like the pillows, would look great in my living room. 8-) But what really has me excited is the Hands to help. I'm so gonna be part of this. So will the badge be ready on Mar. 13rd? I went to 2015 badge introduction, and found the 2016 information. The 2016 button brings up today post. Well, that was confusing. Hope you understood. Good luck with that.

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  11. Congrats on the donation - that's awesome. I also like the pillows, and the way you kept the diamond shape off center. Makes a great focal point!

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  12. It's always nice to get a bonus. It's even better when you get two bonuses.

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  13. I would be whooping it up too having enough pieces to make beautiful pillows. They are beautiful and very modern looking!

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  14. I really like the "stained glass" photo of your quilt top. And it's amazing to see that the two pillows came from your leftover bits. The negative images are so striking!

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  15. All I can say is......you must be living right! Having exactly what you need and no more to make those perfect pillows is just unusual to say the least. Great job!

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  16. What! I could so use those lights to solve my lighting problem!

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  17. Oooo - Nifty Nines looks fantastic. :D Super cool of InspiredLED

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  18. What a great deal: two pillows that are virtually free to you. (Ok, so you did buy fabric and pillow forms at some point but I like to think of things as free if they come out of my stash!) They are wonderful.

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  19. Your scrap pillows are awesome! I'm really enjoying your Nifty Nines patterns. Thank you for sharing them. I bought socks yesterday to donate to the sock drive and I plan to mail them this week. Thank you for sharing that too. Have a great week!

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  20. Bonus pillows...can't beat that! Great news on the light, too.

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  21. Bonus projects are always a great thing.

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