Friday, May 3, 2013

A little paint , a little fabric and the will to get it done.

These fabrics by Julie and Eric Comstock from the 2wenty Thr3e  
collection for Moda inspire me every day.    

Last weekend I painted my bench that was on my patio a medium gray. 
 It was 80 degrees out side. 

Then last night I quilted the fabric above for the cushion until midnight. 
It was 29 degrees out side.

My brain kept telling me to stop and go to bed, but I am stubborn and
 my heart told me to just keep going. 
Sandy from our staff had to help me as I cut the fabric to make the cushion. 
I knew I would only get one chance to get it right. 
The best information she shared with me was to cut my filler
  the finished size I wanted. 
My bench was 40 inches long and 17½ inches wide so I cut the filler exactly that. 
I cut the quilted fabric after we had wrapped it around the filler, which 
was 2 inches thick
 and added a healthy 1 inch seam allowance.
I wanted to add ties to the back and Sandy talked me into adding ties to
 the front corners too.
I looked at foam for the filler but ended up with one that seemed
denser like a stiff batting. 
I am very pleased with the finished product and 
very thankful Sandy was there to help.

I used the top fabric in the mustard color way above, 
but we have the other two colors shown in stock. 

After the cushion was done , I started making pillows
and we finished this one before the day was done. 

Last weekend I also sewed up the little zippy with this collection.
Can you see why I love the 2wenty Thr3e collection so much. 

I hope to make another pillow with the number fabric above this weekend.
Numbers and script continue to be a very popular theme on fabrics. 
Hope you have a great weekend and thanks for stopping by. 
I need to go relax. Janeese


  1. It looks soooo good! Job well done today.

  2. What a CUTE bench!! Crazy weather! Might as well sew:-).