It’s sort of embarrassing that my mom’s birthday was in March and I just gave her this present a week ago! To be fair, I did give her a little gift back in March, but this was the real deal. When I first saw Tula Pink’s fabric line Parisville, I knew I had to purchase some and make something for my mom. We have both talked about traveling to Paris together for years and I hope some day soon I can get over my fear of flying enough to make the trip. In the meantime, I wanted my mom to have a little taste of Paris in her very own home with these Parisville pillows.
I saw a similar pillow displayed at Tula’s booth from one of last year’s quilt shows. I used a dresden pattern to create a similar look and made porthole centers to display my favorite print from the line. I’ve never done anything quite like this before and was really happy with the result!
I also added piping to the top edge, another newly learned skill!
I backed the pillows with solid prints so she could flip them for a different look.
This was a ridiculously fun project because of the challenge. And working with these fabrics was the most fun. I never thought of myself as very interested in making pillows, but I may have turned over a new leaf.
Two other quick tidbits…I visited my friends in North Carolina last week, and couldn’t resist when I saw the peaches at the Farmer’s Market. First peach pie of the year!
My friends had a little party so we could meet all of their local pals, and I think they all wanted me to stick around for the rest of the summer so I could make more pies. Mission accomplished.
Finally, I returned home to some of my first yields from the garden. I have tried to grow beets and cucumbers every summer since I moved to Ann Arbor, MI about 5 years ago. I’ve never had luck…until now!
And there are many more to come! Gonna go roast up some beets for dinner!