“I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn't say any other way--things I had no words for.”

~ Georgia O'Keeffe

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Busting at the Seams




Lots to do, lots to do! First of all it's Friday so that means Sew and Tell Friday AND Fabric Friday. For these two events I have made a festive, funky pillow! I used Kaffe Fassett Brokade Floral Red and then trimmed it with a ruffle of a funky zebra stripe leftover from the Baboo Quilt. This is the extent of my holiday creations this year as I am already quite busy with the three quilts I have been working on for my kids, not to mention my full time day job, so yeah.... I really liked this Kaffe print as it didn't scream "CHRISTMAS" at ya and the big pink flower is quite different from the usual wreath, snowman or santa.

On another note, one of my recipes is being included in the Quilters Cookbook! Cuban Pork and Sweet Potato Stew has become quite a popular dish and I'm excited to share it with even more hungry folks. The cookbook also features quilts (of course!) so I submitted Big Red. How fun is that? The Quilters Cookbook is a downloadable pdf and would make a great gift for the holidays! Check it out!

Next week I will be sharing some wonderful news that I'm very excited about, so stay tuned...

12/16/09 Addendum: Hop on over to Home Spun Holiday Show & Tell to see some fabulous Holiday creations! Just click here:

18 comments:

  1. Congrats on your recipes! I love the funky hip cushion. It looks great!

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  2. Nina-Congrats on your cookbook submissions. your pillow is so festive looking, I have the same fabric and am making some napkins right now with it, but you have inspired me to make some pillows too. Happy Fabric friday.

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  3. I have some of that Kaffe Fassett red and green and I love it! Your pillows are gorgeous! Thanks for sharing!

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  4. That is a beautiful Kaffe Fassett print and looks stunning made up into a pillow teamed with the black and white print.

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  5. Love all the cushions you make...

    I'll have to check out that recipe...We lived in Puerto Rico - so, I love Puerto Rican and Cuban food...

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  6. So pretty! And look at your sweet little doggie. :)

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  7. Very funky cushion. Your model is super cute.

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  8. your pillow looks great i love the ruffle

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  9. Very nice, your zebra stripes are a jazzy bright finish.

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  10. It is a great pillow. You're right, it is Christmasy without being overtly so.

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  11. What a lovely pillow. Congrats on the finish.

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  12. love the zebra on your pillows! congrats on your recipe - sounds Yum!

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  13. The pillow is fabulous; I love your zebra striped ruffle edge! Congratulations on the cooking book recipe!

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  14. Your dog is so cute against that pillow! The zebra stripe really makes a big statement and it looks so well done. I'd leave that pillow out all year!

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  15. Great pillow!! Congrats on the recipe inclusion. Thanks for sharing.

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  16. Very very cute pillow! Thanks for sharing!

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  17. WOW !!! LOVE that jazzy pillow ! and congrats on your recipe !

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