Wednesday, 8 August 2012

W.i.P. - Kirby's Adventure in My Living/Sewing Room (4)

I had a fantastic hen night with a small-ish group of wonderful friends and family. Can't thank them enough for taking the time to send me off - especially my sister who took on all the planning on top of being with me at multiple other crucial stages pre-wedding. Thinking the same, Kirby begged me to spend time with him again and get him ready in time to be a thank you gift after the wedding rather than a birthday gift in November. I happily obliged.

After squaring the little fellow I added narrow borders which I then quilted. I also quilted in the ditch around Kirby with black thread.

I finished the pillow with an envelope back.

Kirby's glamour shot.

Something else I worked on is my wedding purse. I made a mock-up of the outside from my self-drawn pattern. It's a bit floppy like this, without batting and lining. I think I will reinforce the fabric with a very light iron-on interfacing. Something to try out on scraps.

A friend of mine has kindly agreed to embroider our names and date onto a lining piece with her machine. Once I get that back I can finish my purse... and get married! Fifteen days now!

Happy sewing!

Stats for the Week
Finished Projects - 1
Kirby pillow

Ongoing Projects - 5
EPP hexies - 29 finished flowers
Polaroid blocks Tote
EPP parallelograms/stars
Viking Baby quilt - started cutting
Wedding clutch - made a mock-up

Planning Stage - 4
Wedding Anniversary quilt
ET Phone Home EPP project
Moe Moe's Star quilt
Chair cushions for my sister


  1. love your pillow! it's so much of work and it looks great!
    all the best for your great day! (and a lot of sun - so that your beautiful shoes don't get wet ;))

  2. how exciting! loving your kirby, and look forward to seeing wedding pics of that purse in action :D

  3. Oooh, I love your pillow, those pixel quilts are so clever!

  4. Kirby looks awesome!! And I love the bag design, can't wait to see the final one :)

  5. That's a really impressive Kirby. Best wishes for the wedding!

  6. I love your pillow. I really want to try a pixelated character. That may have to be next on my list.

    1. Thank you! It's really fun to see them come together. You might want to take a look at the Super Mario QAL over at Cut to Pieces for tips and tricks. (

  7. Kirby is so darn sweet--great work you did on him!!

  8. That Kirby is so darn cute! Makes me want to play the game.

  9. That pillow is awesome!

  10. Wow, how exciting to be getting married in two weeks. :D

  11. Your Kirby pillow looks really great! Congratulations on your upcoming wedding! :) I'll be getting married on September 15th - I still have so much to do! I have to figure our decorations, find a hair salon, shoes, jewelry, an officiant, the list goes on! And it's only 5 weeks away - eeps!

  12. Ooh not long not til the big day! How exciting! Was your dress a big hit at the hen's party? Hope you felt as gorgeous as I'm sure you looked in that lovely dress!

    Love the Kirby cushion - seriously cute!

  13. Kirby is great!! So glad you had a fabulous hen night, bring on the big day!!

  14. I love Kirby! I just got married this summer too! Enjoy every moment!

  15. Kirby is cute. I might have to add him to my Mario Bros quilt! Congrats on the wedding!:)


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