Sunday, October 20, 2013

ferris wheel epp...

Great News! My dad went home from the hospital Thursday and is doing great! I think some of the nurses were glad to see me go. There were some really great ones, but then there were some that I had to remind to give medicine or at least write his pain medicine info on the board so he knew when his next dose was. One night no one gave him his medicine at all. Seriously?! Oh well. More good news....

Ferris Wheel EPP pillow

I was able to finish another EPP project and I think this one is my favorite EPP project so far...

Ferris Wheel EPP pillow

I love the bright colors of Summerville with the black Essex linen.

Ferris Wheel EPP pillow

For the back I used the remaining charm squares and then a folded piece of the linen in 1/2 and added button holes. Totally makes it a double sided pillow, eh?! I didn't layer or quilt the patchwork back, but now I kinda wished I did. Dang. Because the squares are from a charm pack, the edges are finished with pinking sheers so hopefully they won't unravel too much. I always use my serger to finish the seams on the inside of the pillow if I'm not binding it, so I think it will wash up okay.

Ferris Wheel EPP pillow

I machine quilted the Ferris wheel part to the linen then I hand quilted around the wheel using embroidery floss in four different colors. I used 1 1/2 inch hexagons, 1 1/2 squares, and 1 1/12 inch equilateral triangles. I cut all my shapes on my silhouette using cardstock. I really need to get some perle cotton so I don't have to separate the threads. I HATE that part!

Ferris Wheel EPP pillow

There is a ferris wheel Flickr group, too! It was fun to look at all the pictures to find some inspiration. I hope you give this one a try!

Linking up with all my favorite link parties on the right along with Crazy Mom Quilts and...

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42 comments:

  1. Beautiful pillow! I have never tried EPP, but your pillow has inspired me to try!

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    1. Oh, Cheryl, you must try it! It's definitely not a fast turn around but really helps if you are without your machine and need to be creative! Thanks for the sweet comment love!

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  2. Nice job Melissa....loving the ferris wheel cushion.

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    1. thanks so very much! I'm so happy with how it turned out! thanks for visiting!

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  3. Wow! Love this pillow! The button closure on the back is pretty cute too.

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    1. Thanks Amanda! I've been trying out other ways to close up the backs of the pillows besides just envelope. This one was pretty easy. Thanks for the visit and comment love!

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  4. Really great pillow. The hand quilting is such a nice touch. It was worth separating that floss!

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    1. Haha! Thanks so much! I think I am just terrible at the separating part...1/2 the time it ends up in knots. Thanks so much for the sweet words and visit!

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  5. Very snazzy! I love that linen!!! I have only done an envelope style, but those buttons are sooo cute.

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    1. Hey Paula! I am in love with this linen! I have a few yards stashed away! The button back didn't take that much longer than regular envelope closures so you must try it out! I find that if I don't put some type of closure (button, zipper, Velcro) then the back starts to bust out a bit. Thanks for the visit!!

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  6. Now that is sweet! I love how you used patchwork and the grey for the backing. Love that hand quilting. Very stylish!

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    1. Thanks Lorna! I really love the back as much as the front...bonus! Thanks for the sweet comment and of course coming to visit!

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  7. Love the mix of the black essex linen and the colours!

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    1. Thanks, Roslyn! I am a bit addicted to this black Essex linen! Thanks for the visit and comment!

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  8. I'm not an EPPer, but I think that's just coz I'm bored with hexies. I think this kind of design could possibly sway me!! Hope your poor dad's doing ok, what awful treatment... or lack of!!

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    1. I totally know what you mean about being bored with hexies. It was fun to play with the colors and they are relaxing while hanging with my dad. All the nurses would ask how I had the patience and I would say I have two toddlers so this is relaxing for me. HAHA! Thanks for the visit!

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  9. Ooooo love your pillow! The hand quilting was a lovely touch :)

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    1. Thanks so much, Serena! I debated the hand quilting and then thought I would just do one row, but then I kept going because I loved the way it looked! Thanks so much for visiting and taking the time to comment!

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  10. So good to hear your Dad is back home and well on the recovery route.

    Cushion has worked so well, we have come along way with EPP from when it was just hexies

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    1. Hi Margaret! Thanks so much! He is so happy to be home and seems to be recovering faster at home. I'm quite enjoying the non-hexie EPP lately. I might have to try a star next or join Jan at Sow and Sew Farm's EPP bee. Thanks so much for visiting, as always!

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  11. Your pillow is gorgeous! So delicate and pretty!

    susie

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    1. Thanks so very much, Susie! I am really enjoying this one on my couch! Thanks for visiting!

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  12. Love your pillow! The hand quilting is beyond cute.

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    1. Thanks so much Michelle! I am so glad I hand quilted it....I almost didn't! ha! Thanks for the visit!

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  13. This pillow is gorgeous! And good news that your Dad is going home :)

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    1. Absolutely! Thanks so much for your sweet comment! Happy Hump Day!

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  14. Gorgeous pillow cover :).

    Cheers,
    Jenn from Mellycoddle :).

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    1. Thanks so much Jenn! AND thanks so much for visiting and taking time to leave a sweet comment! Have a great week!

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  15. Great pillow! I actually hadn't seen a Ferris wheel pattern before, and now I'll have to give it a try. I like the bright color/dark gray contrast, too.

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    1. Thanks so much! This was a nice change away from just EPP hexies. You must try it out! Thanks so much for visiting and leaving a comment!

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  16. Super cute pillow! Hello there! We've just recently moved to Houston :) Enjoying warm weather and new restaurants :)
    I wanted to invite you to the {Handmade Café} Link Party, the new and very unique linky! I hope you'll join us and link up. You will meet many exceptional international crafters/bloggers!

    Oksana @ Oksana Plus Hobbies
    http://oksanalikesit.blogspot.com/2013/10/handmade-cafe-link-party-2-features-2.html

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    1. Welcome to Texas! Hope you get to check out the Quilt Festival next weekend! I will be sure to hop over to check out your link party. Thanks for the invite!

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  17. I'm so glad to hear that your dad is doing better. Your ferris wheel blocks look fantastic with the linen. so pretty!

    Thank you so much for linking up to Needle and Thread Thursday!

    :) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

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    1. Thanks Kelly! I always enjoy "partying" with you on Thursdays! Have a great weekend!

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  18. Super pretty! I love the outline quilting.

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    1. Thanks so much Janet! I'm so glad I did all four rows. Thanks so much for visiting and leaving a sweet comment! Have a great weekend!

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  19. What an adorable pillow! And your dad is a lucky man to have you looking out for him. Who cares if some nurses didn't like you? Great job!

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    1. Thanks, Jennie! I agree about the nurses...they better not hope to see me again! Thanks for the sweet comment and reminder. Have a great day!

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  20. So so cute! I wish I had the patience to do this!
    Esther
    esthersipatchandquilt at yahoo dot com
    ipatchandquilt dot wordpress dot com

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    1. Thanks Esther! I think having two toddlers gives me the patience to sit and do nothing but stich! lol As always, thanks so much for visiting! :) Have a great day!

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  21. Love this EEP. The colors work so beautifully with the gray. The back of your pillow is great too! The envelope backing with the buttons is fancy looking!
    - Katelyn @ Sing While Crafting

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