Wednesday, October 27, 2010


 This is another pillow top that I have quilted. 

My daughter wanted a fluer de les.  Her son cut the pattern out and I tried to put it together.  It was a lulu.  I finally got the wunder under and ironed it on and then I was able to get all the curves with a wide zig-zag stitch.   That was my second try.  I could not use the first one.  Guess you learn as you go along.  Stephanie is not really into ball but this is the  New Orleans Saints emblem.    I have more but need to take more pictures.  

Monday we went to a couple thrift stores.  I found some fairly new  window shams that I bought.  I brought them home and ripped the seams out and a nice  quilt jumped out at me.

I also found a pillow sham that was new.  I ripped the seams and a nice apron jumped out at me.  Both cost me a little over 1.00 dollar.  I look at the sheets when I go.  I have found several that will make good backings on quilts.  Can't buy material for a backing for 2.00 dollars.  I even look at the evening dresses to see what I might like.  So far on that line.

I did not have scraps since it has been a long time since I sewed.  So I am trying to get some cheap.  Have any of you quilters done any thrift shopping for quilts or crafts?
Write about it.

        Always,  Aliene


Amanda said...

The pillows looks so lovely! I love pillows that one has put together, as it gives such home a great 'homey' feeling.

I have missed some of your posts... for some reason, they have not shown up in my google connect reader (which I rely on to keep up). I'm glad I decided to come over for a wander anyway!

God bless you Aliene :D

Julie Harward said...

Hi Aliene, thanks for your visit to my blog and for your kindness. I quilt some too, am self taught mostly but I love doing it..these are real cute. :D

Cathy said...

I love your little dog pillow top. You are very talented. I'm not artistic in that way at all! Blessings ~