Friday, March 15, 2019

Quilt Qwazy Queens 2019 Blog Hop and Giveaway

Today Marian from Seams To Be Sew starts the Quilt Qwazy Queens blog hop!  This year she has challenged us to show you some of the craziest projects we have done. 

Today I donated these two pillows to the Senior Scholarship fundraiser in our school district.



Quilt Qwazy Queens 2019

The background fabric is this amazing purple taffeta.  Yes, taffeta.  You read that right.


I took some leather scraps I had and did an inset of the mesh fabric with sequins.  Then I stitched them down to the taffeta.  I used a blanket stitch around the leather pieces.  Sometimes the leather gets attracted to the foot of the machine so the blanket stitches aren't always as even as I'd like.



For this pillow I decided to do something different.  I did a straight stitch instead of a blanket stitch.  It's leather, so I didn't have to worry about it fraying.  I like the flowers this way, but the small dots were better with the blanket stitching.



I had fun quilting feathers and pebbles for this pillow.  The thread is all Glide 40 weight poly.



And here they are!  




Be sure to check out all the amazing bloggers on the hop which continues next week!

Marian is offering a giveaway over on her website - two gift certificates to the Fat Quarter Shop!

I hope you get to quilt today!
Suzy

73 comments:

  1. Oh My, I love love love those pillows and what an amazing sue of fabrics. I've seen some pretty cool quilts on FB recently where the ladies chose to use scuba fabric which is a 4 way stretch fabric for quilting. It gives a trapunto like appearance to the quilting without all the work that trapunto has in that technique. Thanks again Suzy for participating in QQQ this year, it's always fun to visit your blog and see what's up.

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  2. Absolutely STUNNING pillows!! Love the idea of mixing fabrics although it still makes me nervous!

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  3. Your pillows are so fun and beautiful!

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  4. Beautiful pillows! I love how they sparkle!

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  5. I love your pillows. I love how you used different fabric than quilting fabric, and made it pop. Great job!!!!

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  6. Very cool pillows! Enjoy your day! :-) :-) angielovesgary2 atgmail dotcom

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  7. Very pretty thanks for sharing!
    cork@pa.rr.com

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  8. Wow, I don't think I have ever sewn leather. That really adds a neat effect --and kind of reminds me of the old Stevie Nicks song "Leather and Lace."

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  9. Nice pillows! I am sure they will be appreciated.

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  10. Wow! The pillows are gorgeous and creative!

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  11. Super! I love the way you aren't afraid to use unusual items in your quilting!

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  12. Wow these pillows are spectacular. And having worked in a senior home, I know they will love them. Thank you for sharing and for inspiring today. quilting dash lady at comcast dot net

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  13. Beautiful pillows. Your qulting is inspiring.

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  14. Gorgeous pillow and beautiful quilting. Thanks so much for sharing!

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  15. Your quilting is pretty amazing.

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  16. love your pillows, and your quilting on them

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  17. Wow, gorgeous pillows!! I love your quilting.

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  18. Your pillows are amazing! I’m sure they brought in a lot of money!

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  19. I have not been brave enough to use this type of fabric in quilting, but yours is amazing.
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  20. You really are nothing short of amazing! Only you could find such a wildly different array of textures and make them play like they were related! LOL!! FABULOUS!!!!!

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  21. amazing pillows -- takes me back to my youth when pink and black were popular together. Nancy A: rangerer@sbcglobal.net

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  22. Love the pillows! I don't think I'd be brave enough to try it.

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  23. Wonderful pillows, very creative.

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  24. Those are some SASSY pillows!!! I WANT SOME TOO!!! It's fun to venture off into challenging ourselves with OTHER FABRICS. Well done, love them.

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  25. Wonderful fun pillows ... Love the flowers or ... they could be bells.

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  26. i'm not brave enough to try quilting on taffeta and leather but your pillows are gorgeous.

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  27. Hi Suzy! I can honestly say I have never seen or heard of pillows made from taffeta! Good thing you confirmed it - I even reread the sentence again before I got to your confirmation. HAHA! What a lovely job you did on these, and I would think the leather who be a bit difficult to work on? Like you said, no worries about it raveling though. I'll bet these pillows will fetch a wonderful price for the fundraiser. ~smile~ Roseanne

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  28. You did a beautiful job! Love the leather idea. I may have to rethink the quilt I was gathering for.

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  29. Leather and taffeta is certainly adventurous !! Your pillows are beautiful, I hope they bring in some good money for your cause.

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  30. Great job on the pillows! Would be great for a tween or teen. Thanks for sharing!

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  31. Beautiful! I would have never thought to combine leather and taffeta.

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  32. Your pillows are fabulous!! The combination of leather and taffeta is brilliant!!!

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  33. Very v e ry nice I love the colors... happyness04431@yahoo.com

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  34. The pillows are pretty. Good colors.

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  35. Those pillows look amazing. Beautiful work. I am sure the fundraiser was very happy to have them and some senior girl will be happy to take them off to college. Thanks for sharing in the hop ... :) Pat

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  36. Very creative!!! pjrquilter (at) msn (dot)com

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  37. What a great contribution to the senior scholarship fundraiser. They should appreciated by whoever gets them. I love them myself.

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  38. What a fun project to donate.

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  39. Very adventurous! I tend to stick to quilting cottons but I love the look of more specialized fabrics. These should catch someone's eye at the fundraiser.

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  40. Leather and taffeta, what's not to love???

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  41. That taffeta fabric is absolutely beautiful, and your pillows are spectacular! Thanks!

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  42. Very creative - I wouldn't of thought to use leather. Great idea.

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  43. I love the feathers and pebble quilting

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  44. Oh my, your work is gorgeous! I'm sure these pillows will bring in a great donation for the fundraiser! Love the quilting!

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  45. OH, my!!! Those are beautiful pillows!! Very unique (crazy) to use the taffeta and leather but it sure looks nice. I hope they raised a lot of money!

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  46. What a wonderful use of unconventional quilting fabrics. Your pillows are stunning. I am sure they will be a very successful fundraiser. Thanks for sharing.

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  47. Your pillows are amazing. I love purple and all of the different fabrics that you used.
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  48. Truly amazing and daring pillows! Taffeta, leather, sequins, netting... crazy-wonderful pillows. Especially with that lovely quilting. Well done.

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  49. I love the crazy pillows! What an incredible way of reminding us that unexpected variations and combinations of fabrics and textures can result in an incredibly crazy awesome piece of artistic eye candy!

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  50. Wow, I love your pillows! Beautiful. Thank you for sharing.
    Ronelle

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  51. Love the pillows and the quilting you did on them!

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  52. You use such interesting combinations of fabric, and your quilting is amazing!

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  53. Amazing! I hope they generate a lot of money for the scholarship fund!
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  54. Wow, they are just gorgeous! Love the way you used special material, and the quilting is fantastic! xx

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  55. Beautiful! I would never have thought of combining these materials, but they're gorgeous.

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  56. These are very pretty. I really didn't know you could sew through leather like that. Thanks for sharing new ideas.

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  57. Absolutely stunning pillows! What a wonderful way of supporting fund raising efforts. Great idea & thanks for sharing

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  58. Wow, the pillows are gorgeous!

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  59. What pretty pillows! I love the way the color fades. MelvaLovesScraps(at)NolanQualityCustoms(dot)com

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  60. Very nice. I would never have considered such a project. Thanks for Sharing! Janice.snell@gmail.com

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  61. I love the purple color of your pillows. mtmom57@gmail.com

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  62. I love these pillows! Great job. I hope they raise a good amount for your fundraiser! Thanks for sharing.

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