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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