It’s been a hot minute since I last posted. Two out-of-state moves in between this post and the last post will do that! It’s ironic that the last time I posted was for my dear friend Jemima Flendt’s first book, Weekend Quilting, and now this post is for her second book, Quilt Big.
Quilt Big is a clever book. We never have enough time to create all the quilts we want to make, and Jemima understands, that by upsizing our blocks, we can knock out full quilts in half the time. She has put a lot of thought into creating a book filled with quilt blocks and designs that will appeal to all styles and quilting abilities.
When it came time to choose what I was going to make, I was drawn to the String Block Pillow. It’s been years since I’ve done any strip piecing. I was originally thinking I’d use a jelly roll to make the work even simpler, but I was really craving a handpicked rainbow made of Liberty of London. I had planned on making a full size pillow (24″), but knew that my darling girls would fight about who would get to use it on her bed. So, in a late night flash of genius (ha) I decided to turn it into two pillows – bolsters for their beds.
I am so happy with how these turned out. They were so quick to make – you can’t beat quilting-as-you-go and the pop of color really stands out on their white quilts. I decided on a simple envelope closure for the back, and serged it all together. I used just a simple pink petite dot from SevenBerry (Robert Kaufman). My girls are smitten with their new pillows, and I am thrilled to have a book full of quick makes for when I’m short on time or just wanting a good return on my time investment.
I’ll be hosting a giveaway for some Aurifil thread on my instagram feed, so be sure to enter there!
Lastly, don’t forget to check out all the fabulous makers on this blog tour – there’s sure to be some really lovely eye candy to get you motivated to hop on to your machine!
28th Jan Jemima Flendt @tiedwitharibbonhttp://www.blog.tiedwitharibbon.com
30th Jan Ange Hamilton @alittlepatchworkhttp://www.alittlepatchwork.wordpress.com
31st Jan Nadra Ridgeway @ellisandhiggs http://www.ellisandhiggs.com
1st Feb Alyce Blyth @blossomheartquilts http://www.blossomheartquilts.com
4th Feb Lauren Wright @mollyandmama http://www.mollyandmama.com.au
5th Feb Aurifil @aurifilthread auribuzz.wordpress.com
6th Feb Amanda Castor @materialgirlquilts http://www.materialgirlquilts.com
7th Feb Samantha Dorn @aqua_paisley http://www.aquapaisleystudio.com/blog
8th Feb Sharon Burgess @lilabellelane http://www.lilabellelanecreations.com
11th Feb Peta Peace @shequiltsalot http://www.shequiltsalot.com
12th Feb Elea Lutz @elealutz http://www.elealutzdesign.com
13th Feb Shannon Fraser @shannonfraserdesigns http://www.shannonfraserdesigns.ca
14th Feb Saija Kiiskinen @saija_elina http://www.saijaelina.blogspot.com
15th Feb Sedef Imer @downgrapevinelane http://www.downgrapevinelane.com
18th Feb Kate Basti @katebasti http://www.quiltwithkate.com
19th Feb Minki Kim @zeriano
20th Feb Ayda Algin @cafenohut http://www.cafenohut.com
21st Feb Elizabeth Chappell @quilters_candy http://www.quilterscandybox.com
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