2 Wishes in QUILTS AND MORE (Spring 2013)

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Hello Friends, you have seen my Watercolor Sketches quilt in the Spring 2013 issue of Quilts and More.  Click on quilt name to view more pictures of the quilt.

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Today I am sharing with you the other project that is featured in the same magazine issue – my 2 Wishes pillows.

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These pillows are quite different from my usual endeavors… and they had been most fun for me to make.  Here are a few more shots in different angles.  A sort of “ying yang” effect is achieve by using contrasting yellow on gray, and vice versa.

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The 2 Wishes stitchery mimics dandelions that Miss Baby loves to pick whenever she is outside this time of year.

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The fabrics are from Robert Kaufman’s Kona Solid collection, and the threads are DMC cotton embroidery threads.  The stitching on 2 Wishes was hand done by yours truly using only straight stitches and occasional lazy daisies to keep the project simple and straightforward.

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I am not fond of stitching with a hoop.  So, to get around that, I lined my main fabric with a piece of thin batting and another piece of fabric — the stitching also turns out looking a bit more dimensional, as seen from the slight “poof”.

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I hope you have enjoyed my “perfect for Spring” 2 Wishes pillows.

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I am curious to know if you have 2 wishes this Spring.  I can tell you one of Miss Baby’s 2 wishes would be “I wish to be outside playing…”

Have a great day!

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My 2013 lineup thus far besides “2 Wishes” – click on the links for more information:

Annie’s Love Those Precuts Book (January 2013):  Apple of My Eye

Annie’s Sweet Layer Cakes (April 2013): Sunburst Melody, to be posted

Fons and Porter Easy Quilts (Spring 2013): Baubles, Baubles

Fons and Porter Easy Quilts (Summer 2013): Curious Cats

Fons and Porter Easy Quilts (Summer 2013): Fabrique Foursome, to be posted

Fons and Porter’s Love of Quilting (March/April 2013):  Now I know my ABC’s

Machine Quilting Unlimited (March/April 2013): Quilting Curvy Feathers

Quilt Trends (Winter 2013, Cover Quilt): Tango

Quilts and More (Spring 2013):  Watercolor Sketches

Quilter’s World (February 2013): New Life

Quilter’s World (April 2013): Monkey Around

Quilter’s World (Summer 2013): Garden Mist, to be posted

Quilter’s World QUICK & EASY QUILTS (Spring 2013): In & Out

Quilter’s World QUICK & EASY QUILTS (Spring 2013): Garden Maze

Simple Quilts & Sewing (Spring 2013):  Stained Glass

The Quilter (December 2012/January 2013): Not Too Square

The Quilter (April/May 2013):  In the Meadow

Benartex Free Pattern (March 2013): Pumpkin Patch/Autumn Fauna

Benartex Free Pattern (March 2013): Flora Linda/Catalina

Quilting Treasures Free Pattern (January 2013): Mediterranean Dream

Quilting Treasures Free Pattern (February 2013): Butterfly Kisses

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43 thoughts on “2 Wishes in QUILTS AND MORE (Spring 2013)

  1. For some reason thought you were Australian but you’re going into Spring? but I am not, its Autumn going into Winter. Hence why I’ve never seen that magazine in the newsagents :p
    My name used to be Dandylionhearts on FB till I changed it but it was based on Dandelions. I love dandelions & even at the age of 41, I still pick them & blow & wish.
    Love your cushions, very sweet :) and your quilt is gorgeous!

  2. I’m with Miss Baby–I wish I was outside preparing my flower beds, and I still wish I could get my granddaughter’s quilt done for her birthday in August. Your pillows are absolutely darling.

  3. Love the featured quilt and those great pillows!! We are out and about the yard trying to get a handle on all our dandelions before they get to the “wishing” stage!!

  4. Another very “linear” design!! Hmmmmm! I, also, see fireworks! Love the photo of Miss Baby choosing every so carefully the perfect stem. My wish…..winter would end;-( Our part of tomorrow/Thursday/Friday’s storm is 3″+ of rain so we are under a flood watch (not our place, as we live 600 ft. above the town of Houston, on the narrow end of a ridge). Also, wish for grass (green) to mow! (sigh) I know, it will come……….Blessings, SSAB

  5. I just wish I could get outside. it is raining AGAIN here. yesterday it was blowing a gale. Spring has completely passed us by. The daffodils suddenly bloomed only to beaten down by wind and rain. I have had to pick hundreds of them because they were going to die. I suppose it is too much to hope that we see any sort of Summer here.
    Spending 5 weeks in the USA next month so am looking forward to some serious sunshine!!!!
    I adore the colours in that watercolour quilt. I love muted pastels. I am now trying to work out the “block” from the pictures. (Sorry it’s a failing of mine)

  6. I immediately thought of celebration when I saw your pillows. Celebration of newness, of life and of color. Thanks for taking the time to blog and post such great pictures.

  7. I simply LOVE the pillows! My first wish is that it stays Spring all year and my second wish is that it stays Spring all year. haha

  8. Hi! Love your dandelions. OMG! Miss Baby has grown into a very sweet young lady!!! I wish I could give Miss Baby a great big hug and I wish you and your family well forever.

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