One of the things that might be overwhelming is the clutter I feel around me. Going from a bigger house to a smaller house, bringing all my fabric and most of my sewing room furniture, I have yet to feel like there is a positive energy flow in my sewing room. Yes, i'm lucky to be able to even have a sewing room but the smaller space means more clutter if I don't clean up after every project. So gradually I'm going to take all my "UFO" projects...otherwise known as unfinished objects, and I'm going to do something with them.
Yesterday I started with this simple lonestar block that I created in Septemeber (yes, almost 1 year ago!!) I love it but the background fabrics I chose didn't seem to go with any other background fabrics I have. I didn't purchase enough of that Toile fabric to make even more blocks.
I have had a pillow form sitting in the corner of my living room and of course, I restorted back to making yet another pillow cover. In my house, we can never have too many pillows. I love the pop of color, I love that they can be moved around and I love how they add a little more interest to an otherwise plain couch. I used the well written tutorial from Pretty Little Quilts blog.
I made my own piping, first time putting it on a pillow cover and I love the way it looks.
This corner has a different piping fabric.
I decided to go with just straight matchbox quilting.
The toile fabric was actually a quilting cotton I purchased from JoAnn Fabrics a long time ago. The star fabric is a mix of Tasha Noel's Vintage Market line and Denyse Schmidt's Flea Market Fancy line.