This is a fun week! I just posted about the great vintage apron I received from Moosewood Vintage, and now I am the lucky recipient of ANOTHER blogging give-away . . . this gorgeous Persian Plum quilt block kit from Books Quilts and Sewing! And, Michael (the quilter) added a $5 gift card to Michaels (the store) to the package . . . what a lovely surprise! Truthfully, I’d never pieced a quilt block before, but I knew it would be perfect for a pillow so I eagerly dove in. It was sort of like putting a puzzle together . . . and I soon learned that when the directions say to press, DO IT! Here’s my beautiful new pillow, featured in a back porch photo shoot. Oh, and Michael has ANOTHER give-away going on right now . . . you have until July 7 to enter. Click here for information, and plan to stay a bit to browse his blog. Thanks, Michael! 🙂
nice! I love the colors!
I do, too! I’ve never chosen quilt colors, so it was nice to have them chosen for me for my first block! 🙂
They turned out beautiful. Love the colors. 🙂
Thank you! It was so much fun to make! 🙂
Ohhh I love it!!
Thank you! I was SO lucky to get this kit as a gift, and it was really fun to try something I’d never done before! 🙂
Such vibrant colors! Those so so cute! They remind me of my quilting days back in the 80s. I’ve stopped quilting, but we’ve got lots of blankets now!
We have lots of quilts from our grandmothers and moms, and I so love them! I just never thought I’d have the patience to undertake such a huge project . . . but making a pillow was *just right.* 🙂
Know what you mean about time! Your stuff is so cute!
Thank you so much! And I SO love your adorable and chic bags! 🙂
Your points are nice and pointy! Good job!
Thank you, little sister! Coming from a seasoned quilter, that’s a huge compliment! 🙂 I actually hand-basted everything before using the sewing machine so the pieces hopefully wouldn’t slip around. I have a new admiration for people who make whole quilts this way! 🙂 xoxo
That looks hard, very nice job! I like your rustic planter there too, very creative post.
Thank you! 🙂 The planter was a washtub at my great-grandfather’s farm! I’m so happy to still have it. 🙂
That turned out so nice! and the reason I love you blog… you can never have too many pillows!
Thank you! I’m so glad you like it. It was fun, too . . . you may have hooked me on quilting! 🙂
Very pretty! It gives me an idea for my fireplace hearth which is raised and a bit of concern when my toddling grandson comes over. If I make a few of them to cover the sharp edges, I’d worry less.
What a wonderful idea! I love it when a worry turns into something that’s not only a solution, but one that makes the world a prettier place! 🙂
So glad you liked my post which eventually led me to your blog! I love trying new projects and you are obviously gifted! Waaaa Hoooo! I’m stoked!
Thank you for visiting back! I’m looking forward to following your blog as well! 🙂
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