Summertime, Sum Sum Summertime
Well we'll go swimmin' every day
No time to work just time to play
If your folks complain just say,
~Earl Jameson, Lead Singer
Summer solstice, and I have let the entire spring season go by without reminiscing about my adventures in sewing. Travel, work, and stitching... my reasons are endless, but I will try again to be faithful to you, little blog.
I have been working on my Martha Pullen online certification, and this Crazy Patch Pillow is one of the projects. I veered from the traditional crazy patch to a version that one of my little girls might enjoy, and goodness knows I have plenty of scraps.
I went with the usual vibrant pastels that the girls seem to like best. The little bird print was the basis for the rest of my choices; I have no lack of pinks, greens and turquoise to choose from.. The method that we were to use for this pillow was a paper piecing method, and I did not know that this was a choice when doing crazy patch. My only complaint with the MP patterns is that they email them to you, and then you have to put the puzzle pieces together.
After I had completed the crazy patch, the next step was to use decorative stitches over the seam lines. This was fun because I seldom use those stitches. I learned one thing in this process, the stitches in the quilting section seem to be bolder and they worked well for this task.
The pillow completed was 15 x 15, so I had to make my own little pillow for a form. I chose ball fringe as a trim, and completed the pillow with an envelope style back. Mandy says it will look great on her trundle bed, so I know she has her eye on it!