Today is the day! All of the top 16 contestants projects are being revealed over on Family Ever After and voting is open. I am so excited to see what everyone has made. All of the contestants are insanely talented, and I think the judges are going to have a hard time deciding who goes through to round 2.
My project has a bit of a back story. Recently my brother and his family moved from Houston, TX to Hershey, PA because his wife is doing her medical residency at Penn State. It's an exciting adventure for them, but I'm not gonna lie, it makes me sad that they are so far away. My brother and I are only a year and a half apart in age, and his son was born a month after my little munchkin.
Change is hard on a 2 year old on top of the big move Jack upgraded to a big boy bed instead of his toddler bed, and my brother mentioned that Jack wasn't a big fan of his new big boy bed. This really stuck with me, and I knew I wanted to make him a quilt for his new bed. It (hopefully) will be something comforting that will have fabrics with designs that he will love... Pirates!
Ok all of that just to build up to my Sewvivor entry lol don't worry it will make sense in a second :)
So I knew I wanted a pillow to go along with the quilt and a pillow was going to be the perfect thing to make for my nautical challenge entry. The night before the top 16 were announced, I sat down and figured out how to turn Nautical Signal Flags into quilt blocks. I still had no idea if I was in the top 16 but I knew that I wanted to make this for my nephew either way.
My original plan was to make 4 individual pillows, but after thinking it over I decided that a bolster pillow would be better. That way the letters don't have a chance to get jumbled and spell A-C-K-J or K-J-A-C, or any other combination of the letters lol.
Moda Bella Solids for the flags, Essex Yarn Dyed Linen in Steel for the background, and the red bias stripe from April Showers for the binding. I wish I had written down the color numbers when I bought my solids form my lqs but I totally spaced out when I was there. I know for sure the red is Christmas Red (it was the only bolt marked with an actually name) and the white is number 98. I love the colors, and I hope that Jack is going to love how bright and colorful it is!
Seven Seas by Michéle Brummer Everett collection. It shows the entire nautical signal flag alphabet, and it ties in the yellow from the front of the pillow. I only had a half yard, so I am going to hunt down some more of it because this print would be awesome to have in Jacks quilt!
Well there it is! I hope you love it enough to vote for me, but the competition is tough and there are so many gorgeous projects to choose from!
Voting is now open for Round 1 of Sewvivor.
The Top 16 entries have been revealed and now the public gets to vote
on their favorites (the public vote counts for 50% of the results – the judges the other 50%). Only 10 of the 16 contestants
will go through to the next round. You can vote via this link - CLICK HERE TO VOTE! Voting is open until August 14.
Now I'm off to do some not so stressful sewing. I hope everyone has a great Monday :)