Hello Kitty

Hello Kitty

Friday, September 26, 2014

It's Rush Hour Here...

Okay, so here is my first blog hop for this year/season. I want to be sure to thank Madame Samm for another stellar idea for a hop, and Carol of Just Let Me Quilt for being such a great cheerleader. She reminds us, but never harshly. So this is my story:
I fell for the cool fabric from Studio e. I really wanted to use that, and not just any red, black, white and grey. I emailed Madame Samm as to where I might find it and after much looking, I did find it. So I bought some and I already had an idea of what to make. Here it is:
 Pillows! I thought the Dresden plate block reminded me of a clock. Rush Hour. So I decided to make a clock on a pillow. The red "hands" show the time. First, 9 o'clock for the AM rush hour.

 And I fussy cut the woman on the clock where it reads 9:00 for the center of the Dresden block. I love this!!
 I used the red numbers print for the back envelope closure of the pillow. I made my own piping in black for the edges of the pillow. Now, on to the next pillow.
 This is supposed to be the 5 PM pillow for the other rush hour. I had a few problems though. First, there was no 5 Pm clock on the print that I fussy cut the first one from.
 But there was one that was twenty minutes until 4. Okay, close enough. I decided to go with it.
 But then, see what happened as I was "rushing" to finish it? I put the thing on upside down. With fusible web. And top stitching. Permanent.
 I screamed and yelled and cursed. I showed my husband who said "What's the problem? That's what rush hour does to people." And I decided to just leave it and share it this way and tell you what he said. Because he's right.
Hope you have enjoyed your visit here. Now hop along to see the rest of today's participants.
 

66 comments:

  1. Love your pillows and how you appliquéd the lady. It took me 3 times looking at your second pillow to see what you were upset with, it looked fine to me, lol! Glad you joined the hop and thank you for sharing.

    ReplyDelete
  2. Very clever use of wonderful fabrics - yes, not to stress as we stress with enough rushing.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Great dresden Rush Hour pillows, love them!

    ReplyDelete
  4. Very pretty pillows! Amazing fussy cutting going on there! I must admit (quietly of course) I have never made a Dresden block.....It is almost impossible, but so far I have managed it. These pillows, however, are seriously tempting! Thank you for sharing.

    ReplyDelete
  5. OHHHHHH love them...even the one that caused you to RUSH and mirror the clock...your husband is soooo right, rush hour can do that....fussy cuts really add some finesse and thought to your dresden pillows...and you only did one hop this year....really, I would have thought you were in all of them lol

    ReplyDelete
  6. Hi Charlotte! Those pillows are fantastic, even the one that drove you around the bend! I know that was harder still after the five o'clock one turned out PERFECTLY! As usual, I love what you post and I'm inspired by what you create.

    ReplyDelete
  7. Dresden clocks...of course! What a great idea, and they turned out beautifully.

    ReplyDelete
  8. Love the pillows. And your hubby is so right

    ReplyDelete
  9. Great dresdens! I love the red pieces to point to the rush hour times. Really clever....and I agree... when we rush....things happen! I think your center clocks just make pillows!

    ReplyDelete
  10. very nice pillows! your husband is right...but don't tell him...lol

    ReplyDelete
  11. Love those dresdans! Your pillow will certainly be a conversation piece. :)

    ReplyDelete
  12. ha ha I like the story, good to have a husband that can help relieve the stress. I am always complaining about my work and hubby has to tell me it is good LOL. I think your dresdens are wonderful and I think it is cute that one is upside down like that. He is right that is hour Rush Hour is!

    ReplyDelete
  13. I actually think the second one is perfect. Don't we all feel like that little man that late in the afternoon on a busy day. LOL Both pillows are great!

    ReplyDelete
  14. Your dresden clocks look fantastic

    ReplyDelete
  15. I love the idea of a Dresden in this fabric...very cool clocks! Your husband was so right about rush hour and he made me smile because it does make us crazy!

    ReplyDelete
  16. LOL! Your husband is so right on this one. Very cute idea to make a clock using the Dresden pattern! I especially like the person sitting on the clock in the morning pillow!

    ReplyDelete
  17. Charlotte, your dresden look so modern with this fabric and using it for pillows with those fussy cuts is a love for me. No one would ever notice the problem if you didn't point it out. I think both are lovely and perfect for the hop. Great ideas!!

    ReplyDelete
  18. Love it! This is the greatest way to use this fabric. All the little details you added with the fussy cutting and placement of color, is just perfect!

    ReplyDelete
  19. Absolutely fabulous! Love your pillows and the clocks and the lady sitting on it! blessings, marlene

    ReplyDelete
  20. Wonderful, wonderful pillows. Love the clock and the lady sitting on it. Great job.

    ReplyDelete
  21. These are just delightful! I love the fussy cutting you did. I am going to check my scraps and see if I have any of the clock pieces left in tact. Oh this hop has really gotten my creative juices flowing. Now I just have to decide what to start on first. Thanks for sharing your creations with us today.

    ReplyDelete
  22. Very cool pillows. Such a creative design for this theme. Love them.

    ReplyDelete
  23. I like these pillows!! The dresden pattern is unique and just perfect. Will have to file that idea for some new fabric I have.
    Blessings
    Gmama Jane

    ReplyDelete
  24. I love how you but the pillows to geather and fussy cutted the people. Your husband was right, when we rush we make mistakes, but get on get on. I t was a great showing.

    ReplyDelete
  25. Ha ha...look at your final picture...the 9:00 girl is sitting, looking rather relaxed and contemplative...and the guy is "standing on his head" just waiting for 5:00. Rather appropriate mistake if you ask me LOL He looks like I can often feel at the end of my shift ( upside down, and rather ready to pull my hair out). Totally love your pillows! Fantastic!

    ReplyDelete
  26. Those are so cute and your husband is absolutely right. Rush hour makes everyone crazy.

    ReplyDelete
  27. These Pillows are just too Cute!! No matter what the time, it's Rush Hour for someone!! I adore dresdens and these are the first ones I have seen not in Pastels, Love them!! Thanks for sharing your Rush Hour Projects!!
    Huggs, Nancy

    ReplyDelete
  28. Chuckling here!!! Isn't that the truth! I love those little pillows! I need those for my quilt!!!!
    I love the illusion fussy cut of her sitting on the clock...That is the BEST!!!!
    So Creative Indeed!!!!!

    ReplyDelete
  29. What a good job you did on the pillows.

    ReplyDelete
  30. Your fuzzy cut is wonderful, I really love these cushion covers, and the lady, perfect!

    ReplyDelete
  31. The man is holding up the clock in the late afternoon ~ topsy-turvy exactly ~ just right. He has had a long time since morning with all of those numbers! How fun! Kathleen ~ Lane Hill House lanehillhouse[at]centurylink[dot]net

    This Rush Hour Blog Hop is so fun and such original ideas! Thanks.

    ReplyDelete
  32. Great pillows, your husband is a wise man:)

    ReplyDelete
  33. I love your clock pillow, and the thought that went into it!

    ReplyDelete
  34. Okay, that was pretty funny. :) I would do that. They are super cool.

    ReplyDelete
  35. Very smart of you and hubby. These pillows are fabulous. Thank you sew very much for sharing and hopping. Creative Rush Hour Bliss...

    ReplyDelete
  36. I think it's fabulous, and your husband is right. It's WONDERFUL ! :) :)

    ReplyDelete
  37. I have to agrre with your husband, your pillows are fabulous!! Thanks for sharing.

    ReplyDelete
  38. They are adorable. Your husband is totally right on this one.

    ReplyDelete
  39. I envy your ability to think outside the box. These are really clever.

    ReplyDelete
  40. How perfect for this fabric! You did a great job on your pillows. Nobody would ever notice it is upside down!

    ReplyDelete
  41. How delightful that you used a dresden for your clock - inspired! Had to laugh when you explained the center of the 2nd one. :) Your hubby is totally right; rush hour turns us all up-side-down!

    ReplyDelete
  42. Wonderful idea for this fabric. I really like the pillow.

    ReplyDelete
  43. How clever of you to play up the clock angle with a dresden plate and then accenting it with the clock faces you fussy cut. Smart husband trying to defuse the situation, LOL.

    ReplyDelete
  44. Eep! Dresden!! I love me a great Dresden Plate and those are AWESOME!!

    ReplyDelete
  45. Great rush hour idea. I'm beginning to really like these modern fabrics with tradition patterns. Yours is marvelous.

    ReplyDelete
  46. Cute pillows!! I agree with your husband, rush hour makes people do things they ordinarily would never consider doing!!!

    ReplyDelete
  47. I love them. The Dresden fits so well with the clock themed fabric and the little appliqued centers are too cute.

    ReplyDelete
  48. creative idea = really like the cut out people!

    ReplyDelete
  49. I think that was a terrible mistake you made. You better just send them to me because I love them.
    Haha Sandy

    ReplyDelete
  50. Great pillows! A very good idea to make the clocks for the rush hour. And the fussy cut woman and man makes it perfect! Don't mind about the upside down rush hour :)

    ReplyDelete
  51. Your did a super job on the Dresden Plates. I love how they turned out. The Dresden, does remind you for a clock. Thank you for sharing.

    ReplyDelete
  52. Very pretty and creative pillows.

    ReplyDelete
  53. Love my visit here, very cheering. Your husbands take on it is perfect.

    ReplyDelete
  54. Love the pillows ans the lady on the clock is such a cute touch.

    ReplyDelete
  55. Love your Dresden pillows and that pop of red.

    ReplyDelete
  56. Dresden clocks are perfect for the rush hour theme! Very clever. The centres of your dresdens are great!

    ReplyDelete
  57. Great pillows and would liven up any place you put them. Thanks for sharing your idea

    ReplyDelete
  58. Such a cute idea....love it and using the dresden as the clock face was genius!

    ReplyDelete
  59. Such lovely pillows. Dresden was a wonderful choice for a clock face.

    ReplyDelete
  60. Hi!!!! Wow!!! Love your pillows and I agree with your hubby!!!!! Rush hour can do that to you!!!!! Ha ha!!!! Thanks for the fun!!!!

    ReplyDelete
  61. Very nice. Also great to place over your head, ignore the rush, and take a nap. Thanks for sharing!

    ReplyDelete
  62. That appliquéd lady is so clever!

    ReplyDelete

I love to hear from visitors to my blog. Please let me know you have been here.