I have been missing my sewing. The past couple of weeks have been a whirlwind of activity. Spring does that. It has been warm and wonderful outside. So much so, that to sew inside seems like such a shame. I have really been racking my brain for a hand stitching idea to work on while I am outside at various sporting events or just chillin' on the porch swing. So far I haven't come up with much, not that I need additional projects at this point.
I have seriously overcommitted myself, big surprise there, to sewing recently. Being a self proclaimed procrastinator doesn't help much either. I realized the other day that most of my projects have a due date. I am so used to working in my own time frame that being forced to bend to an actual completion date is slightly stressing me out. I know enough about myself that this does not worry me. Being stressed out is just one of the steps I go through to get to the end result. It's all part of the process.
This week I accomplished these pillow tops. I had made a pair of Block "O" pillows last month, you may remember them? Well my niece, and soon to be OSU Graduate made a request for 2 more pairs. This week as I got a few minutes I decided to try to finish these up. I didn't get as far as I would have liked, but front and back are completed.
I decided to make them all a little different to keep me from driving myself into utter boredom. Having to make the same thing over and over and over is so boring! The first pair I decide to quilt. I just did simple loops and stippling. I left to block "O" un-quilted to give it a little puffiness. I like it. It works.
The second set I mixed up the colors a bit to try to mimic the OSU football helmets. I don't know if I succeeded but I think they turned out pretty terrific.