Saturday, January 14, 2012

Infatuation Pillows

Thank you all so much for your kind comments and thoughts in regards to my last post about my Birth mother.  I had an enjoyable birthday with components of most of the things that I love part of my day:  I took a yoga class, saw War Horse, did a little sewing, a little schoolwork (unavoidable), went to the Quilters by the Sea Guild meeting with Zina and enjoyed my favorite cupcakes (Frosted Cupcakery on 2nd Street if you're a local) with my family when I returned.  

Due to schoolwork I have not done a great deal of sewing this week but I was able to finish a project and deliver it yesterday to my niece.  She had seen these pillows while In-Process and wanted to take them home an evening a few months back when my brother and family were over for dinner.  When I saw her excitement about the pillows I knew right away that I would give them to her.  These pillows are a kit that I purchased at the Long Beach International Quilt Show that I attended in 2010 while in my "infatuation" phase of quilting...when I just purchased anything I saw without regards to what the project would be for or whom it would be for.  

So I give you the Infatuation Pillows: 
18 x 18 & 16 x 16 Pillows - Anna Maria Horner fabrics
Side note about the buttons on the pillows; button on the left is a fabric button which went on without any trouble.  Button on the right pillow was not so helpful...original fabric button broke, then second fabric button broke (annoyed at this point), then I poked myself with the upholstery needle I was using...damn blood on the fabric.  Finally had to raid my large bag of buttons I inherited from my mother as I was out of fabric buttons and was determined to get this project done.  Was not so infatuated with these pillows in the end.  

Enjoy your Saturday~


  1. Those pillows are beautiful, Susan! And very fun that your niece was so excited about them, too!

  2. Adorable! I just love these prints. The buttons are a nice finishing touch.

  3. They are beautiful! Love the fabrics and the final buttons look great too :)

  4. haha - sounds like the pillows went to the perfect home! They're really pretty, in spite of the button debacle!

  5. I'm infatuated with them Susan. Remember to use your own spit to remove blood from you project. Works every time.

  6. Well I am pretty infatuated with those pillows too, they are just fabulous! Too bad about the buttons and blood, but they do look lovely all finished up!

  7. These pillows are so pretty! I love the buttons, they really finish these nicely and make them look so polished. I love making pillow covers as a way to try out a new quilt block without committing to an entire quilt. These look great! Thanks for sharing!