Wednesday, September 21, 2011

P is for Pillows

A few weeks ago Camille sent me a great little pack of fabrics and some new pins. I had to make something out of it right away because the fabric matched my family room and it was dying for a splash of color, especially on my dark couches. I used some of Camille's patterns from her book Simplify for the Criss Cross pillow and the block pillow. They add so much to the room and help tie it all together.


Since October is just around the corner, my mom asked me to sew her a table runner. We grabbed a festive Halloween charm pack and some little pom poms and whipped this up. I just sewed the pom poms onto the top of the binding. So quick and simple and so festive at the same time.

Monday, September 5, 2011

Farmers Wife Blocks

In June, my good friend/cousin-in-law Camille, told me about the Farmers Wife Quilt Sew Along. I was immediately intrigued by the idea of joining the sew along and making this sampler quilt my next endeavor. There are 111 different blocks and each uses teeny tiny templates for the piecing. I have never used templates before or pieced anything this small but it has been challenging and quite enjoyable so far. The fabric I am using is mostly from my fabric stash. The main inspiration was Its a Hoot my MoMo. I have also used some Central Park by Kate Spain, Bliss and Ruby by Bonnie and Camille, and some Amy Butler polka dots here and there. I should have kept better track of the order in which I sewed. I can say I do remember the first one I sewed and that is the first one I posted just below. The rest are just in the order I posted them.