Tuesday, 28 May 2013

Mario cushion

Things seem to have been busy around here! But not too much sewing going on, more birthday party prep. Our boy turned 7 yesterday and we threw a Mario party for 14 kids! 

We had some craft and party games to entertain them! There was Mario bingo, pin the moustache on Mario, 4 corners, pop the balloons. The prizes for all the games were gold coins, which went down very well!

Pin the moustache on Mario

Some themed decorations:

And child decorations too!

No party is complete without biscuits and cake!

I did manage a bit of sewing this month though. One of the birthday presents was a Mario cushion. The day before the birthday I was finishing the cushion pad and the buttons had to wait til the following day, I was that pushed for time!

I had to borrow one of the blocks from the Mario quilt as I just knew I would not have time to sew another one! I quilted an all over stippling using a cream thread.

and I did some appliqué on the back:

It has beans inside as the boy liked his old bean-filled cushion. He seemed pretty happy with this new one when he saw it. Seeing this finished makes me want to get on and finish the quilt now, to match it. 

I met my May goal! Yay! Linking up with A Lovely Year of Finishes

Friday, 3 May 2013

Lovely Year of Finishes - May Goal

I didn't manage to meet my goal last month! I had wanted to finish off my Something New Sampler! But I got too easily distracted with other things this month!

Some girlfriends and I went skiing in Whistler! Oh what fun that was. Fresh snow (even in April!!), clear sunny skies, an apartment next to the gondola and the bar, and good company. I was a bit sad last week though as we took the skies back to the rental shop, confirming that the ski season is now over for this year! But it's out with the bikes instead :)

I did complete another Mario block. That's now 5 blocks! I have just cut out enough 1.5" squares to do the next 2 blocks.

I did spend a lot of time quilting my Something New Sampler quilt top. I have another block and the border to quilt and then the binding to sew on. So it's nearly there. If I had picked an all over quilt pattern I would be done, but instead I experimented. I didn't realise how long each block would take me!

So to this month's goal! It is our sons birthday in 3 weeks. The Mario quilt certainly won't be done by then, so I am thinking a cushion for him. He has one at the moment which is Peter Rabbit, but I think he may have outgrown that now. I'm thinking something Mario related.

So my goal for this month is to make a large cushion for the birthday boy. Oh, and finish the Something New Sampler! First stop, the store for more green thread!

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