Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Sewing with Denyse


I have a massive stash of Denyse Schmidt fabrics. I used over 150 different prints in the Clam Bake quilt and that stash that has been cut into produced 100's of smaller pieces and extra clamshells, quarter circles, strips and squares.

Clam Bake Quilt
I made a pillow with some of those extras as a gift for my Sew South Secret Sister.
Denyse Schmidt fabric quilted Pillow
I've been madly piecing a Lazy Girl Quilt (Single Girl paper pieced version) for weeks now.
The single girl is ready for basting and quilting, but meanwhile I still have all the DS fabric.

So today I made a perfectly imperfect throw pillow. I just randomly grabbed some of the off cut squares and rectangles and sewed them together. Then I squared them up into 3.5" wide rows and sewed them together. I didn't match seams and basically just sewed them together until I had a 21" square. Then I quilted it with straight lines and popped a zipper into the bottom seam. This will be thrown onto our bed to go with the Clam Bake quilt and the gorgeous pillow I received from my friend, Jennifer, in the Post Sew South Swap.


That brings me to these leftover clamshells cut for the original Clam Bake quilt. This will be my last DS fabric project and then I am going to destash. I'm thinking a smaller clamshell quilt to donate to 100 Quilts for Kids.

I need to move on to another project and some new fabric. Did someone say Cotton and Steel? Yes, I bought the entire line. Yikes...how many hours are in each day? Because I'm sure there aren't enough to sew all the things I want to make with my ever growing stash.

7 comments:

Chookyblue...... said...

the clam shell quilts looks good..........but then I love everything else too...........

Dianne Neale said...

You certainly are a Denise fan!

Patchwork and Play said...

We have similar tastes Di! I have had many of those DS fabrics, and have ordered some Cotton & Steele! But certainly not the whole range! Your cushion shows off the DS so well!

Sharon - Lilabelle Lane said...

I do love these projects but must say that I am looking forward to seeing what you do with the Cotton and Steel. So far I've resisted the urge but I dont know for how long! hugs

Cindy said...

I'll save you from this DS overload - just send it onto me :) Absolutely gorgeous makes, Di.

dutchcomfort said...

I love all that you’ve made with the DS fabrics. The clamshell quilt is my favourite!

I think my stash of DS fabrics would be even bigger when I would have access to the ones JoAnns and Spotlight sell...

Leanne said...

One day I need to use my DS stash too. I am eyeing those clamshells, it's a pattern on my list.