Monday, September 29, 2014

RUSH HOUR ......Day 5

Welcome to Day 5 of RUSH HOUR 

a wonderful Fabric Collection from Studio E, a Great Blog Hop theme and vision from Madame Samm of SewWeQuilt.com, and our fearless Organizer and Cheerleader extraordinaire Carol of JustLetMeQuilt.com, a warm Heart Thank~You to all of you!!

These days in our home just about the only thing we Rush for are for our Children and our Precious Granddaughters, and Granddaughter Number 3 will be arriving in February!! *Big Smile*
There is nothing I enjoy more than helping out my daughter with her Girls and spending time with them is true Bliss!
With Number 3 on the way we realized we would be needed more this Winter helping out with Johanna 4, and Audra 2.  With School delivery and pick up, picking them up to give Mommy and Daddy some much anticipated Quiet time, what ever the case may be transportation would no less be involved.  

Thus Rush Hour Bliss evolved.......
A great piece of Red & White numbered Fabric from Studio E's Rush Hour Collection as a Focal Point, surrounded by Fabric from the Bliss Collection in the remaining required fabrics Black, White, and Greys.  Would become a Cozy Car Quilt for each with a Fun Matching Pillow.

I drew up my pattern
Both Quilts would be the same with one simple Block Change to make them a little different.  I used Aurifil's Clear Thread(and it is so soft) so the fabric pattern would not be interrupted, a Pellon Batting and a Plush Grey Backing.

Audra's quilt I quilted each 4" square and each 12" strip

On Johanna's I quilted each 9 patch and Strip sections with a Shooting Star effect.

Please let me know if these 2 techniques have proper Quilting Names.....my first time doing a multi fabric quilted piece(I don't know all the Names)

Audra's 

Johanna's

The 12" x 12" Center needed a little something in the center, something a little girly.  So I created Layered Posies for each.  A bottom layer of there Mothers favorite, White Eyelet.  Then a coordinating fabric layer, topped with Red & White Polka Dot Ribbon(like Minnie Mouse, a favorite) Star with a Vintage Black Button in the Center.

Audra's
Johanna's

Now, Cozy Car Quilts needed fun little Pillows, I made these with the remaining Fabric and purchased Royal Majesty Non Allergenic Pillows to stuff inside as I made envelope style Pillow Cases for easy removal and washing.

Audra's Pillow
Down the center where the Fabric overlaps for the envelope I added 3 more of the same style Posey.  The second layer here is a White and Black Damask Satin Ribbon.  I made Bows instead of Stars out of the Red & White Polka Dot Ribbon and added White Heart Buttons on the top and bottom Posey and a Vintage Grey and Black Button in the Center.
The back of the Pillow for a sleepy head....

Johanna's Pillow
Johanna's Posies are the same with the exception of the Grey and Black Vintage Star Button in the Center Posey.

Now, let's see a little Magic.......
Audra's Pillow
Johanna's Pillow

I stood the Pillows up, Notice anything different????


The Posies all Changed too!
Any Guess's?????

All the Posies on the Pillows and on the Quilts I attached with Velcro so they can be removed during Washing(they will need a little hand washing if required).

I hope you enjoyed this RUSH HOUR Bliss Collection as much as I had making it!!

I have 4 Fat Quarters to Give Away here in Red, all you need to do is leave a comment, and if you like follow me and leave a second comment that you did and where you are following me.


The Give Away will end on October 3rd, 2014 and I will announce the Winner here the Following Day!!

Again my Sincere Gratitude to Studio E, Madame Samm, and Carol!!  It has been a pleasure participating in the RUSH HOUR Blog Hop!!

Please Visit the other Wonderful Ladies Today with their Version of 
RUSH HOUR

Monday, September 29

81 comments:

  1. What sweet car quilts and pillows you have made for the girls! Who knew that this color combo could look so feminine? THX for the giveaway opportunity and for sharing your entries with us, Nancy.

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  2. Great idea to make matching pillows for the sweet quilts! Thank you for sharing.

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  3. The car quilts and pillows are just super sweet! Lucky girls!

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  4. Both your quilts are equally adorable. I love how you put a flower in the center. The matching pilkows...great idea.

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  5. Like your projects. The pillows are quite lovely.

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  6. Nancy, you did a great job!! I like the embellishment,,,unique!
    Gmama Jane

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  7. Bliss indeed. And you must have worked so hard to get all those projects finished (I will not say rushed....). They look lovely. And how very smart to attach the flowers with velcro! Love it. Thank you for sharing and good luck waiting for the new addition until February!

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  8. The quilts and pillows are just darling and love the embellishments - just a special touch.

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  9. Those little girls must love their quilt and pillow combos! Priceless!

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  10. Such cute quilts and pillows. A great idea for the car for the little ones. I know they will love snuggling under them and looking at the great fabrics while riding along here and there.

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  11. Very, very pretty. What a sweet design touch to add the posies. Very feminine! Lovely projects Nancy!

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  12. how sweet..your wee ones will love these....always nice to create for someone else

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  13. Very cute projects. Love the pillow. Thanks for the great giveaway.

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  14. Just darling quilts and pillows! I'll bet the girls just love using them. Will there be a third blanket and pillow in the making?! ;)

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  15. Oh my goodness, such girly, girly quilts and pillows...love it! The flower just adds so much. Great projects!

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  16. I love your quilts, both the same but both different. What a great idea. Thanks!

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  17. I follow by email. Thanks!

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  18. What lucky grand daughters you have. Those are beautiful quilts and pillows, and so feminine.

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  19. Those pillows are so cute and look so nice with that lovely quilt.

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  20. Oh, Nancy, you have really made the sweetest quilt and pillow combos for your grands. Traveling about with there own sweet quilts, such a precious idea. Love all the little details!

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  21. I'm following along with GFC. Can't wait to see more.

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  22. What pretty little quilts and matching pillows. You did a lovely job.

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  23. I bet Audra an Johanna love their quilts....you were so/sew smart to put Velcro on the posies for easy washing.... I'm totally impressed that you drew it all out...I'm a wing and do it as you go kind of gal. It sounds like you enjoy your grandbabies immensely !

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  24. Awwhh...and another Granddaughter on the way! Congratulations! These quilts and pillows are beautiful...i have tried and tried to make those little flowers in the center of your pillows...to NO AVAIL! So I especially love those!!! Lucky little girls!!!

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  25. Oh I know 2 little girls who are going to squeal with joy when they see their new quilts! They are gorgeous! Love the velcro embellishments too! Great way to spice up lots of things!

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  26. Your granddaughters' quilts are gorgeous!!

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  27. Wonderful Grandma making cute quilts for the grandchildren.
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  28. Lucky granddaughters!!! Absolutely perfect quilts and pillows and I love that the embellishments come off easily for cleaning!

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  29. What darling quilts and pillows......they are going to be so loved....

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  30. Absolutely gorgeous quilts and pillows. I love them. And aren't you clever to have removable flowers. I never would have thought that far ahead.

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  31. Oh so cute! I have no idea why the posies change on those pillows!

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  32. I have been watching for you and Monday! I like that the girls will be able to recognize their special quilts and pillows like a favorite stuffed toy or blankee. And... have you started baby 3's quilt? Very nice! Kathleen ~ Lane Hill House lanehillhouse[at]centurylink[dot]net

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  33. Gorgeous quilts and pillows. Your grandchildren are going to be all snuggled up in the car. Congrats on your grandbaby #3.

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  34. what lovely projects. I love how you used the colors and the pretty flowers with buttons

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  35. I am a follower. Nancy: rangerer@sbcglobal.net

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  36. It has really been fun to see all the wonderful creations on this blog hop. Nancy: rangerer@sbcglobal.net

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  37. Such sweet projects. Nice job.

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  38. Hi!!!! Congrats!!!!! Beautiful quilts for your Gran daughters!!!! Love the cute little pillows too!!!! Thank You

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  39. I am a new follower on GFC!!!! Enjoyed my visit!!!! Thank You

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  40. Hi Nancy! What sweet, dear quilts! I hope you will post a little picture of your grand babies wrapped up in them and squealing with joy.....I can just imagine it :)

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  41. What great quilts and pillows for your grandkids! Thanks for sharing.

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  42. so sweet. love the addition of the pillows. velcro attachment of flowers is a wonderful idea.

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  43. nice projects today! thanks for sharing.

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  44. Nancy the quilts and pillows are simply adorable! And you are so smart to make them a bit different so they won't get them mixed up. :) I love the curved edges too. :) blessings, marlene

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  45. Forgot to tell you I follow on Bloglovin. blessings, marlene

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  46. Nancy, you did a wonderful job on your quilts and pillows. I love them.

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  47. Your quilts are lovely. I really like the bow accents you added to them and to the pillows. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  48. Your granddaughters are going to be riding in style with their new quilts and pillows. They are beautiful.

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  49. Your granddaughters are very lucky little girls to have such sweet quilts and pillows made by you. Fabulous designs and fabrics. Thank you sew very much for sharing and hopping. Creative Rush Hour Bliss...

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  50. Oh, red fabric. Just the ticket for me. I am saving / making red and white half square triangles. They will be a quilt some day, but since their finished size is 1 1/2" it is going to take more than I have made right now. lol winning this fat quarter prize will jump start me again.
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  51. There are going to be 2 happy little girls with their new quilts and pillows. Love how they match and yet they don't. That's a great idea to use the velco on the ribbons.

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  52. You certainly did lots of rush hour projects. Very cute twin quilts. kthurn@bektel.com

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  53. I stay in touch by email updates. Thanks for sharing. kthurn@bektel.com

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  54. Perfect projects for rushing little ones around. Ans sew dainty for girls.

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  55. The embellishments are wonderful. The Velcro is genius! Thanks for sharing and best wishes on grandbaby 3.

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  56. Very pretty! I'm sure the girls will love their quilts and pillows.

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  57. Very sweet quilts! Love the detachable flowers and bows! Adoarable!

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  58. Love your quilts and pillows. Thanks for sharing with us.
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  59. I am a new follower by email.
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  60. Smart to make the quilts a little different but still the same. No arguments over ownership. I expected the posies to have hair clips on the back. I am sure I am a follower but cannot check it on my phone.

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  61. Pamper those babies! Sweet quilts.

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  62. Oh my goodness, the damask is so gorgeous with all of the fabrics you chose. Your projects are amazing, thank you so much for sharing!

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  63. What beautiful projects! You were so practical to have removable parts for washing. I really must remember that. Thanks for sharing your creations with us.

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  64. Wonderful projects. Aren't grandchildren wonderful. I watch our six with a seventh on the way in April. Very busy grandma, but I love it.

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  65. Quilt and pillow are absolutely precious, great design.

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  66. I am a new email follower! yessewingisfun@yahoo.com

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  67. Loved those posies! checking out the rest of your blog now... yessewingisfun@yahoo.com

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  68. What beautiful creations! I'm loving all of your wonderful quilts and pillows. It's so nice to visit with you today...another doll lover! YAY! Hugs, Diane PS AND I'm sorry I missed the giveaway!

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