Tuesday, 3 February 2015

Iron Craft #2: Love is in The Air

This week's challenge:
"It’s that time of year, when everything is love, love, love. We think that should be year round, but we’ll cave in and ask you to make something for someone you love for this challenge. This could be your partner, a friend, a child, a parent, anyone you love. (Even yourself!) Of course, it could be related to Valentines Day, but it does not have to be that literal." (Courtesy of Just Crafty Enough)

I decided to make my project for my very favourite little boy - Logan of course!

He's been setting up the reading nook that I made for him for another Iron Craft challenge last year and asked if I could get him a large pillow. Why yes! I could even do one better and MAKE him a pillow!

I found a great pattern for a big pillow in one of my vintage quilting books and got to work.

What do you think?

Big, bold, comfy and perfect for a little reading nook. And I got to practice my mitered corners on that middle plaid strip. That was no picnic, but they worked! :D

Here's a photo of those corners. Iron Craft always gives me an excuse to try something that I normally would say I didn't have time for. Mitered corners definitely fit on that category. I didn't do too badly with the matching up the block pieces either. I did a new technique with the 2 triangle squares using a grid and sewing diagonals that worked really well to get nice uniform squares.

What's most important though is that Logan loves it. I ran upstairs with his new pillow and proudly displayed it in his reading nook. Yay!

*** To see all the love-ly projects from the Iron Crafters, please check out the Flickr Group.

1 comment:

kat said...

I love how you embrace the challenge aspect of Iron Craft & use it to learn new stuff!