Tuesday, February 11, 2014


No matter how many times I looked at the red and white diamond material as the backing of my "Square Pot" pillow...I just wasn't happy.  Then last evening in our mail was a package of fabric I ordered to make valances for the windows in my ESR.  Suddenly I remembered I had bought more than enough material to make the valances!

I think this material is absolutely PERFECT for the back of the pillow!  While my ESR is my expanded sewing room, Dear Hubby has asked that I not make it SCREAM sewing.  So I have to be a bit "obtuse" in my decorating scheme.  He is okay with the "buttons" on the rug since they give the room a big pop of color, but he would prefer not to have TONS of "sew-y" themed stuff around the room.  I almost DIED when I saw this beautiful hexie material!  To a quilter, this pattern just screams QUILT, but to the non-quilter it is just a nice geometric pattern that matches the black, gray and white of the room.  Perfect.  ABSOLUTELY PERFECT!

So this morning I sewed up the backing of the pillow.  Hopefully within the next few days I will get the front of the pillow quilted and then I can assemble it.  This weekend I will go to JoAnn's and buy another pillow form.  I will also check out the curtain rods at Walmart.  I need to go online and purchase the curtain rod hooks that attach to the window frame so I don't have to put holes in my newly painted wall.  Then all I need to do to finish my room is complete 8 more Collapsible Craft Containers to hold the rest of my buttons and the room will be DONE.   Decorating, that is.  I still have a ton of sorting, etc. to do in the room...but the pretty stuff will be done. 


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    1. Thank you, Melody! I guess the reason I was having such a hard time being decisive on the red and white was that deep down I knew I wasn't happy with it, lol. This one "felt" like it fit right away. Take care and I hope you feel better soon!

  2. That fabric is gorgeous and perfect for your pillow. Your room is going to be stunning.

  3. Good choice (your DH can just turn the pillow around ;) I had to go look up the tutorial on that pillow!

    1. Hubby just saw the pillow for the first time this morning (he rarely goes into my ESR, but this morning he woke up first so he went in there to watch TV so he wouldn't wake me...such a sweetie). He really likes it! AND he really, REALLY like how the room is coming along!

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    1. To be honest, I don't even remember what online shop I ordered it from! But I know it was a "skinny bolt", so whatever shop has that section would be the one. Even Dear Hubby loves the fabric!