Saturday, November 26, 2011

Eureka's Final Photos, pt. 25

Here are the quilt and pillows on Victoria's bed.  We had to see how it would look before folding it all up again, putting everything into a box, and wrapping it.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Sixth Eureka Pillow, pt. 24

The last pillow is done!  This one looked too plain-jane to suit me, so I embellished it with buttons and beads and ribbon flowers, and a bit of machine embroidery.

This project is DONE!!!

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Fourth & Fifth Eureka Pillows, pt. 23

Done with pillow #4!  Two more to go.  The first picture is the original pillow.  I put a bit more stuffing in it before covering it.

Here is pillow #5, a smaller rectangular one with gathered piping.  That leaves only one more to do, and I have it partially done.  Mañana!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Third Eureka Pillow, pt. 22

Here is pillow #3, sitting on the ‘new’ marble table that I got at the Used Furniture Store.  It was a job and a half for Larry and Caleb to carry it down the hill, around the house, and into the patio door of the walkout basement.  Larry says I go in a furniture store, hunt all over the premises for the heaviest thing they have, and, as soon as I find it, that's what I buy.

Larry put down a big piece of carpet that we got from someone who listed it on Freecycle – we have enough to carpet the entire basement, I think, and it looks nearly like new.  It’s very light tan – which means it won’t look ‘nearly like new’ for long, unless I can somehow keep the booted members of the household off of it.  But it’s so thick and soft... exactly what I needed down there on that cold cement floor.

Someday, Larry will insulate and finish the walls and ceiling in knotty pine to match my sewing room (you can see the door to it in the background). 

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Second Eureka Pillow, pt. 21

Pillow #2 is done.  There are 144 HSTs (making 72 half-inch finished squares) in this pillow.  The pillow is 18" square.  There is a total of 241 pieces in it.

Friday, November 11, 2011

First Eureka Pillow Done, pt. 20

The first pillow is done.  It took several hours -- and when I tallied up how many pieces were in it, I figured out why:  there are 260 pieces, counting the covered piping and the back.  The finished little HST squares around the blocks measure 1/2".  The pillow is 18" square.