Saturday, August 31, 2013

Just Keep Swimming

 I guess Saturday is pillow-making day! I finished Julia's Dory pillow this morning, so I could ship it to her today. She forgot to pack a few things for school, so she will be receiving a very large box in a few days.

Back in April(?) I paper pieced this Dory block from a pattern at Fandom in Stitches. I had to make some corrections to the eyes because the pattern was missing a couple of lines. I finally did the embroidery last week, hoping I could finish the pillow before she left for school. Didn't happen.

The only quilting I did was some wavy lines in the borders with variegated thread. I could feel that something was wrong with the first round of stitches, so I loosened the top tension and the rest looks great.

 Julia is settled back at school. She had to say good bye to Pete and we didn't even cry. She won't see him again until his graduation from boot camp in December. He leaves in two weeks. Gah!

Just keep swimming!


Lorna McMahon said...

Love your Dory pillow, Tina! I have only done one PP, but will be doing more. You did a great job!

Cathy said...

Aw...sister-brother love. Dory pillow is so cute. I've never tried paper piecing. Savor the last two weeks before Pete goes to boot camp!

Gina said...

oh no, what will you do with an empty nest?!? Your pillow is perfect!!